In that episode, straight after the Doctor Who theme, the Doctor speaks out loud about it being a long range teleporter and that Clara asked to not take revenge but he doesn't always listen.

Can someone tell me the name of the background music that plays just before notices the shovel ?


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All of the music in "Heaven Sent" was composed by Murray Gold, specifically for the episode. At this point the name of the piece is not public knowledge. For a name you'll have to wait for the Series 9 soundtrack or its track listing, which aren't likely to come soon.

In the mean time - someone has uploaded a sound clip from the episode with partial voice cancellation to YouTube: Unreleased Music - The Mysterious Castle. This track is not present in the video linked in the other answer.

EDIT: The Series 9 soundtrack is out as of April 27, 2018. The album is available on Spotify at spotify:album:6akYPKZA8VbD9Hmj6q21fN, though it seems the music you're asking about falls between tracks 1 and 2 and isn't on it. :(

  • The series 9 soundtrack will be released in 2018 and one CD will just have the music from this episode: doctorwhotv.co.uk/… Commented Jan 26, 2018 at 12:58
  • It should be available now. But the copyright situation on YouTube seems to still be complicated. Commented Apr 29, 2018 at 17:09
  • Amazon.com has the season 9 sound track in streaming, MP3, and CD formats. Based on the link from @Fabian the third disc should be all music from Heaven Sent.
    – Xantec
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 22:55

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