Another fine old British tradition takes a step towards obsolescence this year with the news that this year's Proms, an annual season of classical music concerts in London's Royal Albert Hall that have been taking place since 1895, will include a special Doctor Who-themed evening, hosted by Martha Jones herself.

The event, taking place July 27th and due to be broadcast in its entirety on BBC Radio 3, will feature music associated with the show (such as the show's theme music and... well, just the theme music, really) alongside space-themed classical greats such as Holst's "Jupiter" from "The Planets" and Copland's "Fanfare For The Common Man" (or, as most people know it, "That music from 2001 that isn't the Blue Danube"). Freema Agyeman isn't the only face familiar from the show who'll appear during the two hour daytime concert — In addition to appearances from Daleks and Cyberman, the show will also include "a specially filmed scene, written by Russell T Davies and starring David Tennant."


Expect that scene to be on BitTorrent within thirty seconds of its transmission, with online complaints about how it's not as good as the last Proms gimmick approximately twelve seconds later. BBC - Proms - 27 July 2008 []