Firstly is a good mix of clips of all the archive footage – you’ll recognise some of this in later videos.
I still haven’t found what I’m looking for – but the bonus is finding some rare footage of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Above is the Workshop in 1964 – with Jenyth Worsley, Maddalena Fagandini and Desmond Briscoe. Audio is an excerpt from ‘Private Dreams and Public Nightmares’ which follows in full.
Before Delia and the more (in)famous members, it was started by Desmond Briscoe and Daphne Oram. Here is one of their Radio Inventions, a Radiophonic Poem – Delia did some later with Barry Bermange, but here is an earlier original attempt in 1957. It comes out rather scary, really:
Here’s a short piece on Delia Derbyshire by Stuart Maconie for Inside Out, this was what they had playing at the Doctor Who exhibition when I visited it:
Creation of the ‘new’ Doctor Who theme, Peter Howell on Music Arcade, 1980 – which was the favourite theme of Delia’s of the remakes, because it was entirely new. It of course features his beloved vocoder
Five Days at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, a program to celebrate the 30th anniversary so must be 1987. Features Elizabeth Parker, Peter Howell, Jonathan Gibbs, Richard Attree, Roger Limb, and even Dick Mills.
And more recently Vinyl Factory have an interview with the current members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop live band: