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.

BRIAN HODGSON: My Years in the Mildewed Wedding Cake

DICK MILLS: Twenty Questions

MALCOLM CLARKE: At the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

PADDY KINGSLAND: Memories of the Workshop

PETER HOWELL: Radiophonic Times

ROGER LIMB: Time at the Workshop

RAY WHITE: An Engineering Perspective

Engineering Diary 1986-2001

BBC Monograph 51

Tape Library List

Reading List


The WikiDelia

The Radiophonic Gallery

Radiophonic Videos

Radiophonic Audio

Ray Riley - A Short Tribute


The Parker Studio

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