Brian Hodgson Net Worth

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Brian Hodgson Biography

Brian Hodgson (born 1938) is a British television composer and sound technician. Born in Liverpool in 1938, Hodgson joined the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1962 where he became the original sound effects creator for the science fiction programme Doctor Who. His main claims to fame are the sound of the TARDIS (which he created by running the back door key to his mother's house along a bass string of a gutted piano, then electronically treating the recording) and the famous voices of the Daleks, which he created by distorting the actors' voices and feeding them through a device called a ring modulator. He continued to produce effects for the programme until 1972 when he left the Workshop, leaving Dick Mills to produce effects for the remainder of the show's run.Earlier, in 1966, with fellow workshop musician Delia Derbyshire and EMS founder Peter Zinovieff, he helped set up Unit Delta Plus, an organisation which they intended to use to create and promote electronic music. Based in a studio in Zinovieff's townhouse in Putney, they exhibited their music at a few experimental and electronic music festivals, including The Million Volt Light and Sound Rave at which The Beatles' "Carnival of Light" had its only public playing. After a troubled performance at the Royal College of Art, in 1967, the unit disbanded.Also in the late sixties, Hodgson and Derbyshire, along with fellow musician David Vorhaus, set up the Kaleidophon studio in Camden Town. The studio produced electronic music for various London theatres and, in 1968, the three used it to produce their first album as the band White Noise. Although later albums were essentially solo Vorhaus albums, the debut, An Electric Storm featured collaborations with Hodgson and Derbyshire and is now considered an important and influential album in the development of electronic music.During this period the trio also contributed, using pseudonyms, to the Standard Music Library. Many of these recordings, including compositions by Hodgson using the name "Nikki St George", were later used on the seventies ITV science fiction rivals to Doctor Who; The Tomorrow People and Timeslip.After leaving the Radiophonic Workshop, he set up the Electrophon studio with John Lewis, in Covent Garden, where he was later joined by Derbyshire. In 1973, he worked with the Doctor Who composer Dudley Simpson, under the name "Electrophon", on the album In A Covent Garden (sometimes credited to "The Unexploded Myth"). It featured Hodgson and Simpson's arrangements of several classical compositions for synthesisers and a 16 piece orchestra. Their versions of Tchaikovsky's None But the Weary Heart and Debussy's "La fille aux cheveux de lin" later appeared in the Doctor Who serial "The Robots of Death". The duo also released the albums Zygoat, in 1972, and Further Thoughts On the Classics, in 1974. In 1975, Hodgson collaborated with John Lewis, under the name "Wavemaker", on an album of experimental synthesiser work name

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Quick Facts

Full NameBBC Radiophonic Workshop
Date Of Birth1938-01-01
Place Of BirthLiverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Weightabout 155 pounds
ProfessionSound Department, Composer, Actor

Interesting Facts

1He is probably best known for creating the sound of the materialisation of the TARDIS in Doctor Who (1963) by recording the running a key along a piano string, slowing it down and reversing it.


Sound Department

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks2016special sound
Doctor Who2005-2013TV Series sound effects - 97 episodes
Doctor Who1996TV Movie sound designer: TARDIS sound - uncredited
Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis1993TV Movie documentary sound designer: TARDIS sound - uncredited
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time1993TV Short sound designer: TARDIS sound
Doctor WhoTV Series special sound - 295 episodes, 1963 - 1973 TARDIS sound - 1 episode, 1983
The Legend of Hell House1973sound effects
Visions of Eight1973Documentary electronic sound
Play for Today1971TV Series special sound - 2 episodes
Out of the Unknown1965TV Series radiophonic sound - 1 episode
Boy and Bicycle1965Short sound recordist


Clarkson: Heaven and Hell2005Video documentary
Clarkson: Hot Metal2004Video documentary
Clarkson: Shoot-Out2003Video documentary
Clarkson: No Limits2002Video documentary
Clarkson's Top 100 Cars2001Video documentary
Jeremy Clarkson at Full Throttle2000Video documentary
Jeremy Clarkson: Head to Head1999Video documentary
The Most Outrageous Jeremy Clarkson Video in the World... Ever!1998Video documentary
Apocalypse Clarkson1997Video documentary
Clarkson: Unleashed on Cars1996Video documentary
The Tempest1979
The Legend of Hell House1973as Brian Hodgson of Electrophon Ltd.
The Tomorrow People1973TV Series
Doctor Who1968TV Series 6 episodes
Out of the Unknown1966TV Series 1 episode


Changi2001TV Mini-SeriesMajor #3
Rutland Weekend Television1975-1976TV Series

Music Department

Evolution of the Invasion2006Video documentary composer: incidental music


Dracula A.D. 19721972music: ""Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell" - uncredited


The Alchemists of Sound2003TV Movie documentary thanks


An Electric Samurai in London2016DocumentaryHimself
Recharge and Equalise2010Video documentary shortHimself
Creation of the Daleks2006Video documentary shortHimself
Doctor Who: Origins2006Video documentaryHimself
Inside the Spaceship: The Story of the TARDIS2006Video documentary shortHimself
Over the Edge: The Story of the Edge of Destruction2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Story of 'Doctor Who'2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Alchemists of Sound2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Radiophonic Composer 1962-72 / Organiser 1977-95
Talking Daleks2003Video documentary short
Breakfast Time1984TV SeriesHimself
Pebble Mill at One1979TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Masters of Sound2006Video documentary shortHimself

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