Sculptress of Sound: The Lost Works of Delia Derbyshire (2010)

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In this 60 minute documentary for BBC Radio 4's Archive on 4, Matthew Sweet travels to The University of Manchester - home of Delia Derbyshire's private collection of audio recordings - to learn more about the wider career and working methods of the woman who realised Ron Grainer's original theme to Doctor Who.

Delia's collection of tapes had been in the safekeeping of Mark Ayres, archivist for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Matthew meets up at Manchester University with Mark, along with Delia's former colleagues from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Brian Hodgson and Dick Mills - plus former 'White Noise' band member David Vorhaus - to hear extracts from the archive, discuss their memories of Delia and the creative process behind some of her material.
Period15 Jul 200927 Mar 2010
Work forBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Head Office, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational