Vashta Nerada [Doctor Who Theme] is Traffic Experiment’s reworking of Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire’s classic Doctor Who theme, featuring the vocals of the very lovely Harri Norris and recorded with producer George Shilling (of Bernard Butler, Blur, Porcupine Tree fame) at his Bank Cottage studio. TE’s very good friend and videographer Rich Wakefield of FX Media filmed the recording and produced this video.

From the YouTube page for the song: “We’ve always been massive fans of the original piece of music and after debating ‘what if Pink Floyd actually covered the Doctor Who Theme’ (rather than just the One of These Days… references to it), and having watched the brilliant clip of Peter Howell recreating his version at the BBC, decided we’d do our own take on it. Vashta Nerada was the result and hopefully we’ve done Ron and Delia’s original track justice (with plenty of Floyd and Doctor Who references thrown in for good measure).”

The audio track is available to download for free as a high quality mp3 or FLAC file for their  registered fans, and it’s free to sign up.

Special thanks to fan and friend Cat Carter for pointing this one out to us.


  • Stuart Chalmers: guitars/synths/vocals
  • Simon James White: bass guitar
  • Tom Vincent: drums


  • Harri Norris: vocals

Engineered, mixed and mastered by George Shilling at Bank Cottage Studio.

Produced by Stuart Chalmers and George Shilling.

Filmed and edited by Richard Wakefield (FX Media.

Vashta Nerada [Doctor Who Theme] is based on “Doctor Who” written by Ron Grainer and realized by Delia Derbyshire.

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