11th April 2014

In Conversation and in Concert


Dick Mills

Dick Mills was a member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop from 1958 until 1993. Early work, often made on devices of his own creation, included the notorious sound of Major Bloodnok’s stomach for The Goon Show, and the sem- inal science fiction drama Quatermass and the Pit. He was partnered with Delia Derbyshire and together they realised the first of the Doctor Who themes.

It is for his more than 350 credits on Doctor Who – more than anyone else in the programme’s history – that he’s best known. As a curator and spokesman, Mills has long understood the importance of the Work- shop in electronic music history. In 2009 he received an honorary doctorate from Bradford University.

In performance Dick Mills will be using a Tascam 32 Tape Recorder, lampshades, hat & coat, Teflon-coated Bicycle Clips, noise-cancelling underwear.

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