Obituary: Dudley Simpson

Australian composer Dudley Simpson (b.1922) died on November 4. Simpson began working as a conductor for the Borovansky Ballet before he moved to England and conducted at Covent Gardens before becoming the Principal Conductor of the Royal Opera House Orchestra. He began composing for the BBC in the early 1960s, and provided mosic for Doctor Who from 1963-1980, as well as for Blake’s 7, Moonbase 3 and The Tomorrow People. He appeared as an orchestra conductor in the Doctor Who serial “The Talons of Weng-Chiang.”