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Prom 2: The Doctor Who Prom in Pictures

Prom 2: The Doctor Who Prom in Pictures

The stars turn out to celebrate the show's 50th jubilee

Conductor Ben Foster and colleagueAll images © BBC/Chris Christodoulou

There's the First Night and there's the Last Night. Nowadays among the staples of the two-month world-famous festival of music at the Royal Albert Hall, there is also the Doctor Who Prom. Last night, to mark the 50th anniversary of the resurgent TV sci-fi show, a celebration was laid on featuring Murray Gold's music from the last eight years of Doctor Who.

Performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the London Philharmonic Choir under Ben Foster, there was also, to tickle the musical tastebuds of the fans, some music not hitherto noted for its connection to Daleks, Cybermen, time travel and the like: the Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen Suite No 2, Debussy’s La fille aux cheveux de lin and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. And of course there were stars from the show, human and otherwise, here featured in a short gallery of pictures by Chris Christodoulou.

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