Doctor Who composer Delia Derbyshire has today been honoured with the unveiling of a blue plaque in her hometown of Coventry.
Derbyshire, who is best known for her pioneering electronic arrangement of Ron Grainer’s theme for Doctor Who created during her time at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, was born and grew up in the West Midlands city.
Awarded by BBC Coventry & Warwickshire local radio in association with the British Plaque Trust, the blue plaque in Derbyshire’s honour was unveiled at her childhood home by Doctor Who stars Colin Baker (Sixth Doctor) and Nicola Bryant (Peri):
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Delia Derbyshire’s blue plaque is one of 47 new plaques – the majority of which are being unveiled across the country today – that are being awarded as part of BBC Music Day, celebrating iconic singers, songwriters and venues that have contributed to the UK’s rich musical heritage. The initiative is being run in conjunction with all 40 BBC Local Radio stations, BBC Asian Network and the British Plaque Trust.
[Source: BBC Music]