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Doctor Who Prom (2010)

Doctor Who Prom (2010)

Performance: 1

World Premiere: Mon 6 Sep 2010 - 8:29pm BST [BBC Three] (United Kingdom)
First Performed: Sat 25 Dec 2010 - 1:00pm EST [BBC America]
Running Time: 90 minutes

0.55 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 89 (UK)

Audience Share: 2% (UK)

Doctor Who returns to the Proms with a new show hosted by the stars of the series - Karen Gillan (aka the Doctor's companion Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (aka Rory Williams) and featuring a special guest appearance by Matt Smith (aka the Doctor).

The concert features Murray Gold's music for the television series, including his latest re-imagining of Ron Grainier's classic theme tune performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Philharmonic Choir, soloists Yamit Mamo and Mark Chambers, and conducted by Ben Foster.

With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, specially-edited sequences from the most recent series, a host of monsters laying siege to the Royal Albert Hall and a new scene written especially for the Proms by Steven Moffat and featuring the Time Lord himself, this is an intergalactic musical adventure like no other.

After the success of the original prom in 2008, it was inevitable that the music of Doctor Who would once again grace the BBC's annual celebration of the art. This time there were two performances of the prom, taking place on the 24th and 25th July 2010. It was hosted by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, and once again featured a mix of series and classical music, plus special character appearances and a sketch with Matt in character as the Doctor.

The prom was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on the 24th July from 7:30pm, and was originally broadcast on BBC3 first as an edited form on 6th September and then in a more lengthy form on 10th September.