Doctor Who composer Dudley Simpson has died, aged 95 Even though he was a musician, it seemed more apt to post the RIP here in visual arts, since his work was mostly enjoyed on television. His incidental music set the tone for 1970s Doctor Who. Of the 58 stories aired in the 1970s, Simpson created the music for 50 of those stories. He also composed the incidental music for 12 of the 1960s stories... more than any other composer on the program. Those 62 stories from the 60s and 70s contain over 290 individual episodes. It seems doubtful that anyone else on production team worked on more episodes than Dudley Simpson did. At the very least, it's hard to think of anything whose creative work impacts more episodes. He also composed the music for 50 of the 52 episodes of Blake's 7, along with the memorable theme song.