Ron Grainer

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Ron Grainer (11 August 1922-21 February 1981[1]) was an Australian composer who worked for the BBC in 1963.

After Desmond Briscoe recommended Grainer to the Doctor Who production team, he wrote the Doctor Who theme/score, which Delia Derbyshire went on to perform.


He also wrote the theme music for other noted series such as Maigret, Steptoe and Son, Man in a Suitcase, The Prisoner and Paul Temple. His film credits include The Omega Man.


He is still constantly credited for "original theme" in Doctor Who after his death.

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