Delia Derbyshire – Towards Tomorrow

Duration: 1'12

We started with a theme tune and we finish with a theme tune. This was written for a TV series with the same title that was first broadcast on 7th December 1967. It is described by one online commentator as ‘a perfect subversion of a classic brave-new-world dynamism phrase. The “tomorrow” I imagine here is the antithesis of that which the BBC in the 1960s made much play of promoting to its audience; instead, it could easily be some kind of dystopia, a state of decay...’



James Mooney