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Episode 37 – Series 6, Part I – Brian Hodgson, Anton Bruckner and the Mind Robber

In this episode we’ll be looking at the music of two very different composers – Radiophonic workshop composer Brian Hodgson and 19th-century Austrian composer Anton Bruckner. Here we will examine this combination regarding Doctor Who Serial UU – Story 45 – The Mind Robber, a 5-part story which originally aired between the 14th of September and the 12th of October 1968 on BBC One.

NOTE: This episode aired as a segment on the HOO ON WHO PODCAST on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 –


ABOUT YOUR HOSTS – DR. LOU: I am an Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Nevada, Reno, where I write about and teach classes on avant-garde and popular music of the post-war era, focusing on musics that bridge the categories of high and low culture in society through media technology. In other words, I write about pretty music made on complicated equipment used in television and radio. Most of my stuff tends to be about music in the UK, although I have also written about American science fiction. My most recent publication is a history of the BBC’s electronic music studio, the Radiophonic Workshop, for Oxford University Press. Before becoming chair of the music department in Reno, I taught classes about television music, film music, music and gender, and popular music, as well as the more standard classical music history courses. After getting my undergraduate degree in singing from the University of Iowa, I spent a few hazy years bartending in nightclubs, listening to lots of dance music, and traveling as much as possible to England. Eventually, I decided I needed a career and did a Masters degree in musicology at the University of Texas at Austin, writing a thesis on music in Doctor Who. After that I moved to Los Angeles and did a PhD at UCLA in musicology, studying with Susan McClary and Philip Brett, among other amazing scholars. At UCLA I wrote what would become the first half of my Radiophonic history as my dissertation.

I also, like Dr. Phil, am a performer of early music. But unlike him, for me it is purely a dilettante pursuit. I have sung early music since 1989, and at UCLA was the director of their early music ensemble, Musica Humana. Upon moving to Reno, I founded REM (Reno Early Music), Reno’s premiere early music group. Actually, we are Reno’s only early music group. But it’s fun. I also run the Reno Time Team, a local group making our way through all of classic Doctor Who. For more information on Louis Niebur, visit, and for information on Reno Early Music, visit For more information on Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, visit

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS – DR. PHILL: My name is Dr. Phillip Serna – you can call me Dr. Phill as many of my colleagues, friends and students do. I’m a performer and teacher here in the Chicago area where I received my Master & Doctoral degrees in Music at Northwestern University. On double bass I perform solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary literature. I am also a performer of Early Music on viols – or violas da gamba – a family of bowed guitars that were popular in Europe from the 15th through the late 18th centuries.

On double bass, I perform with many ensembles including the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, the Northshore Camerata, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and many others. In Early Music, I regularly perform on violas da gamba (treble viol, tenor viol and bass viol), period double bass/ violone and vielle with modern orchestras such as the Concord Chamber Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, as well as with period instrument ensembles such as Ars Antigua, the Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, the Callipygian Players, the Chicago Early Music Consort, Duo fantaisie en Echo, the Madison Bach Musicians, the Newberry Consort, the Oriana Singers, the Second City Musick, the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols, the Third Coast Viols and many others. In performance, I’ve appeared on Chicago’s 98.7FM WFMT, Wisconsin Public Radio and Milwaukee Public Radio. My Early Music Outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools’ was the recipient of the 2010 Early Music America Outreach Award, which honors ensembles or individual artists for excellence in early music outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults. For more information, visit or

ABOUT OUR THEME: The theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit


Restoration Team – The Mind Robber –
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Processes Mentioned – VidFIRE –

Composers Mentioned – Anton Bruckner –
Composers Mentioned – Brian Hodgson –

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Brian Hodgson’s Musical Contributions to The Mind Robber can be found on Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 1 – The Early Years (1963-1969) –

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Deutsche Gramophon Recording of Bruckner’s 7th Symphony – Catologue Number LPM 18113

Films Mentioned – The Legend of Hell House –
Films Mentioned – The Shining –

Programmes Mentioned – Doctor Who –
Programmes Mentioned – The Tomorrow People –
Programmes Mentioned – Timeslip –

Serials Mentioned – Enemy of the World –
Serials Mentioned – Mark of the Rani –
Serials Mentioned – The Robots of Death –
Serials Mentioned – The Sea Devils –
Serials Mentioned – Terror of the Vervoids –
Serials Mentioned – Tomb of the Cybermen –
Serials Mentioned – Web of Fear –

Locations Mentioned – Camden Town –
Locations Mentioned – Electronic Music Studios –
Locations Mentioned – Chalk Farm Road Roundhouse Theatre –

Historical Figures Mentioned – Ludwig II of Bavaria –

People Mentioned – Colin Baker –
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Recordings Mentioned – Carnival of Light –
Recordings Mentioned – An Electric Storm –

Ensembles Mentioned – BBC Radiophonic Workshop –
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Composers Mentioned – Mark Ayres –
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Composers Mentioned – Johannes Brahms –
Composers Mentioned – Desmond Briscoe –
Composers Mentioned – Malcolm Clarke –
Composers Mentioned – Delia Derbyshire –
Composers Mentioned – Jonathan Gibbs –
Composers Mentioned – Edvard Grieg –
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Composers Mentioned – Peter Howell –
Composers Mentioned – Wilfred Joseph –
Composers Mentioned – Aram Katschaturian –
Composers Mentioned – Paddy Kingsland –
Composers Mentioned – Roger Limb –
Composers Mentioned – Franz Liszt –
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Composers Mentioned – Elizabeth Parker –
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Composers Mentioned – Franz Schubert –
Composers Mentioned – John Scott –
Composers Mentioned – Dudley Simpson –
Composers Mentioned – Martin Slavin –
Composers Mentioned – David Vorhaus –
Composers Mentioned – Richard Wagner –
Composers Mentioned – Peter Zinovieff –

Pieces Mentioned – Béla Bartók – The Miraculous Mandarin –
Pieces Mentioned – Béla Bartók – Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta –,_Percussion_and_Celesta
Pieces Mentioned – Ludwig van Beethoven – Ninth Symphony –
Pieces Mentioned – Anton Bruckner – Seventh Symphony –
Pieces Mentioned – Greensleeves –
Pieces Mentioned – Edvard Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King –
Pieces Mentioned – Claude Debussey – La fille aux cheveux de lin –
Pieces Mentioned – George Frideric Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba –
Pieces Mentioned – Wilfred Joseph – Pieces Mentioned – Space Time Music (Parts 1-4) –
Pieces Mentioned – Aram Katschaturian – Sabre Dance –
Pieces Mentioned – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff – Flight of the Bumblebee –
Pieces Mentioned – John Scott – Palpitations –
Pieces Mentioned – Martin Slavin – Space Adventures Parts 1-3 –

Concepts Mentioned – Brass Instruments –
Concepts Mentioned – Development –
Concepts Mentioned – Harmony –
Concepts Mentioned – Melody –
Concepts Mentioned – Musique concrète –
Concepts Mentioned – Orchestration –
Concepts Mentioned – Percussion Instruments –
Concepts Mentioned – Scherzo –
Concepts Mentioned – 17th Century Ballad –
Concepts Mentioned – String Instruments –
Concepts Mentioned – Transformation of Themes –
Concepts Mentioned – Woodwind Instruments –

Instrument Mentioned – Bassoon –
Instrument Mentioned – Celeste –
Instrument Mentioned – Clarinet –
Instrument Mentioned – Double Bass –
Instrument Mentioned – Flute –
Instrument Mentioned – Harmonium –
Instrument Mentioned – Horn –
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Instrument Mentioned – Percussion –
Instrument Mentioned – Piano –
Instrument Mentioned – Timpani –
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Instrument Mentioned – Trumpet –
Instrument Mentioned – Tuba –
Instrument Mentioned – Viola –
Instrument Mentioned – Violin –
Instrument Mentioned – Violoncello –
Instrument Mentioned – Wagner Tuba –

Musical Society Mentioned – Society for Private Musical Performances –

Musical Text Mentioned – New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980) –

Musicians Mentioned – Robert Haas –
Musicians Mentioned – Eugen Jochum –
Musicians Mentioned – Herbert Von Karajan –
Musicians Mentioned – Ferdinand Löwe –
Musicians Mentioned – Arthur Nikisch –
Musicians Mentioned – Leopold Nowak –
Musicians Mentioned – Franz Schalk –


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