Episode 12 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Paddy Kingsland – Part III – Paddy Kingsland Interview Part II

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be featuring the second part of an interview with BBC Radiophonic Composer Paddy Kingsland with guest co-host Tony Gallichan of the Flashing Blade Podcast joining me at the central console. Recorded the 9th of December, 2010.


ABOUT YOUR HOST: 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.

ABOUT OUR GUEST CO-HOST: Adventurer, gourmet cook and inventor of Venetian blinds for legs, Mr. Tony Gallichan has also been known to host podcasts, including The Flashing Blade. Musician, composer, cat lover, computer gamer; these are all things of which Tony has heard. In his spare time he contemplates Belgium. For more information on Tony’s work on the widely popular Flashing Blade Podcast, visit http://www.flashingblade.org.uk/.

ABOUT OUR SERIES GUEST: Patrick ‘Paddy’ Kingsland is a composer of electronic music best known for his incidental music for science fiction series on BBC radio and television whilst working at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. He joined the BBC as a tape editor before moving on to become a studio manager for BBC Radio 1. In 1970 he joined the Radiophonic Workshop where he remained until 1981. His initial work was mostly signature tunes for BBC radio and TV programmes before going on to record incidental music for programmes including The Changes, two versions of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: the second radio series and the TV adaptation, as well as several serials of Doctor Who. His work on the latter series included incidental music for the following serials: Meglos, Full Circle, State of Decay, Logopolis, Castrovalva, The Visitation, Mawdryn Undead and Frontios.

Other well known series which contained music composed by Paddy Kingsland are Around the World in 80 Days and Pole to Pole, both travel series by Michael Palin. Paddy Kingsland also composed music for many schools’ television series including Words and Pictures, Rat-a-tat-tat, Watch, Numbercrew, Storytime, English Express, Music Makers, Hotch Potch House and the Look and Read stories “Joe and the Sheep Rustlers” and “The Boy from Space”. Since leaving the BBC, composed music for the KPM music library, television, commercials and corporate videos. He also owns his own studio, PK Studios. He is currently composing the music for the CITV series “Blips” produced by Ragdoll Productions.

In 1973, Fourth Dimension, a compilation of his early signature tune work for the Radiophonic Workshop, was released and in 2002 his incidental scores for the Doctor Who serials “Meglos” and “Full Circle” featured as part of the Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop compilation series. Eight albums of his library music work have been issued by KPM.

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 http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.

DEDICATION: These 3 episodes are dedicated to one of my oldest friends, Devon Maloy. He’s the individual who introduced me to BBC Television’s adaptation of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and therefore Paddy Kingsland’s music. As a friend who shared countless campaigns in role-playing games, endless hours of Doctor Who, and has always been a great support and inspiration for me, these episodes are for you.

NOTE: This interview aired as a special on the FLASHING BLADE PODCAST on Saturday, 15 January, 2011 – http://flashingblade.libsyn.com/the-flashing-blade-podcast-interview-special-number-nine-paddy-kingsland


Paddy Kingsland and PSK Studios – http://www.pkstudios.co.uk/about.html
Paddy Kingsland – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddy_Kingsland

Information on the Generic Quarry Sci-Fi Event – http://www.swansong.tv/archive/rhjrdsl.htm
Information on the Radiophonic Workshop Concert 2009 – http://www.rwsprojects.co.uk/

Bill White’s Engineer’s History of the Radiophonic Workshop http://whitefiles.org/rws/

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

Restoration Team – Full Circle – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/E-SpaceDVD.htm
Restoration Team – Legopolis – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/NewBeginnings.htm
Restoration Team – Castrovalva – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/NewBeginnings.htm
Restoration Team – The Visitation – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/visitation.htm
Restoration Team – Mawdryn Undead – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/BlackGuardianDVD.htm

Concepts Discussed – ‘Delaware’ Doctor Who Theme – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_theme_music

Instruments Discussed – VCS 3 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMS_VCS_3
Instruments Discussed – ‘The Delaware’ – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMS_Synthi_100
Instruments Discussed – CMI Fairlight Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairlight_CMI
Instruments Discussed – ARP Odyssey Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARP_Odyssey
Instruments Discussed – Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Synthesizer –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequential_Circuits_Prophet-5

People Discussed – Douglas Adams – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams
People Discussed – Delia Derbyshire – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Derbyshire
People Discussed – Brian Hodgson – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Hodgson
People Discussed – Peter Howell – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Howell
People Discussed – Roger Limb – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Limb
People Discussed – Dick Mills – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Mills


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