BBC Radiophonic Workshop

The Radiophonic Workshop began by creating musique concrète material, initially for radio drama: it later moved into music, most famously the Doctor Who theme. The voltage-controlled synthesiser of the late sixties allowed material to be created immediately, whilst multitrack tape recorders enabled composers to build up layers of sound. In the eighties the digital studio arrived, and by the nineties such technology was available to all, forcing the Workshop to close.

An Engineering Perspective

The Radiophonic Gallery

Malcolm Clarke at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop     

Engineering Diary 1986-2001

BBC Monograph 51

Tape Library List

Reading List


Radiophonic Videos

Radiophonic Audio

Ray Riley - A Short Tribute


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