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‘Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legends’ is the mystical biopic of an electronic music pioneer

Shining a spotlight on one of electronic music’s most mysterious characters, Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legends explores the legacy of the artist.

Delia Derbyshire is one of the most interesting artists in electronic music’s history. Known for realising the composition of the iconic Doctor Who theme, Derbyshire was a mysterious and elusive character who is often regarded as being way ahead of her time.

The new documentary Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legends will shine a light on her mysterious legacy, and will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.

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Caroline Catz as Delia Derbyshire

Caroline Catz not only stars as Derbyshire in the biopic but has written and directed it as well. Featured throughout the film are interviews with other early electronic music pioneers and collaborators interspersed with the dramatisations starring Catz.

The original compositions written by Derbyshire are highlighted throughout the film, accompanied by a soundtrack written by Cosey Fanni Tutti, constructed from samples Derbyshire’s posthumously released Attic Tapes. Just going off the trailer, the film promises to offer a unique insight into one of electronic music’s most interesting characters.

Catz states, “The resulting film is a portrait of Delia filtered through a mix of observation and imagination, with the premise that no single perspective would be sufficient to gain a true understanding of her, replacing the rigidity of a biopic style with something more mysterious and lyrical.

The film will only be available to watch at the London Film Festival, with details of an international release yet to be confirmed. For more information, visit the BFI website.