In an interview with Murray Gold that was broadcast today on BBC Radio 4's Front Row Daily, Murray Gold revealed that there will be a song for the 50th Anniversary entitle "Song for 50" in tribute to the 5 decades that is under the show's belt. You can listen to the interview in the player below:
Murray Gold explains "We thought it would be appropriate to write something to commemorate the birthday and essentially, happy birthday to a lovely television show."
Gold further gave us a hint at the lyrics by saying that the last words were "Happy Birthday Doctor You", although he's not completely sure if he recalls it correctly. He further explains that he's "sure that the audience will mis-hear and say 'You must never call him by that name!'"
"It's a real privilege to be able to write directly for an audience that you know so I wrote this long song to speak for everybody in that room."
He also hinted at that a rough cut of the 50th Anniversary is now complete with the music being worked on, which is something that we fully expected.
The Proms will be on this Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's showing will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 7.30pm till around 9.45pm, which will be available worldwide. It is also being recorded for a BBC One showing at a later date. We will have links to these, as usual.