Memories of the Workshop

Paddy Kingsland

Following his time as a studio manager for BBC Radio 1, Paddy Kingsland joined the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1970, eventually creating a wealth of signature tunes for BBC radio and television. He’s also greatly famed for his incidental music for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Changes and Doctor Who, as well as Michael Palin’s Around the World in 80 Days and Pole to Pole, not to mention numerous programmes for Schools Television. Fourth Dimension, a compilation album of his work, was released in 1973. Following his departure from the Workshop, he established his own studio, PK Studios, and has composed eight albums for the KPM Music library.

Paddy describes how he joined the Workshop and his experiences of the place and those he encountered whilst in this special department. He hopes to eventually include this material and more in a forthcoming book about his career.

More about Paddy can be found at his own website:

1. Paddy’s Arrival

2. All the Equipment in the World

3. Hard to be Beautiful