Creators of the music and sound effects for Dr Who will be in Bradford for a special event to celebrate the work of one of British TV’s most enduring units – the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

The event, which has a cult Dr Who fan base and other science fiction television and film productions, will be held at the National Media Museum on Saturday, November 20.

This year’s workshop has been named Fag Ends and Lollipops, a description of the items used to create some of the sound effects.

It will include talks by former workshop members, screenings of special films and a hands-on workshop led by founder member Dick Mills.

The event builds on the award last year of a University of Bradford honorary doctorate to Dick Mills for his services to British broadcast media.

Mr Mills said: “I’m really looking forward to the workshop.

“It’s always fun to visit Bradford and be back among like-minded creative people.

“We want to show people at the event that you don’t have to be a computer boffin to be able to do the things we used to do – which is just as well since there weren’t many technical aids around when I was working on Dr Who and we had to do it the hard way, or as best we could.”

Ian Baird, curator of the National Media Museum, said: “The museum is delighted to be hosting this event covering the nature and widespread influence of the BBC’s legendary Radiophonic Workshop, superlative innovators in television sound and music.”

Event organiser Mark Goodall, of the Bradford Media School, said: “This is a great opportunity to experience close-up the work of this organisation and show how great special effects can be achieved with very meagre resources.”

Tickets, at £10 or £8, are available from the museum on 0844 856 3797.

For more information contact Mr Goodall on (01274) 236071 or e-mail