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Firstly, the estwhile Dr Goldacre made a sterling suggestion on twitter the other day:I very much approve of this idea. I understand why it hasn't happened yet (BBC staffers never got the credit they deserved, it's why Raymond Cusick doesn't get credited with dalek design too) but that doesn't mean it can't happen now. Just one line to the credits of the show isn't too much to ask, surely? Ben got nearly 250 retweets on that one tweet, but I think Delia deserves a bit more than that. So lets get to it. Email/write/phone the beeb and lets see what we can get done, yeah?

Secondly, and possibly slightly more acheivably, BBC Radio 3's composer of the week feature is seventy years old this year, and they want listeners to suggest composers they haven't featured before. They've provided a handy list of composers they HAVE featured, and Delia is not on it. They say:
If there is someone you think we’ve unjustly overlooked, please do let us know. Send an email to composeroftheweek@bbc.co.uk, write to Composer of the Week, BBC Wales, Cardiff, CF5 2YQ. Or tweet us using the hashtag #COTW70.
I think it'd be awesome to have Delia featured for a whole week on radio 3, and not just because I download the Composer of the Week podcast ;) So if you've got a moment to email or tweet or even write them a snail mail, that'd be fantastic.

Thanks guys :)

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
I think the composer of the week thing is an excellent idea. As for the credits one though -- she's not credited now because none of her work is used in the current arrangement. Murray Gold's arrangement still has Ron Grainer's melody and bassline, but has none of the stuff that Delia did.

Personally, I'd be all for giving her the credit -- and changing the music back to hers as well...

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hellokitsune
I hope The Powers That Be at least use the proper version (yes, I went there) version of the theme for the 50th anniversary show.

(I still kinda want Muse to have a crack at it though, just because it would be so ridiculous and over the top).

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] magister
Mark Ayres replied to Goldacre that she won't get a credit because her version isn't used any more.

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
sir_guinglain: (Hartnell words)
From: [personal profile] sir_guinglain
I'd like Delia's version to be restored in whole or part to the titles, and for her to be given a credit. The fiftieth anniversary, or the advent of Mr Capaldi, would be ideal opportunities.

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
I sent in a vote for her last Friday :)

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