Hacker: You said you'd heard this rumour, I said is it true, you said yes! Bernard: I said yes, it was true that it was a rumour. Hacker: You said you heard it was true! Bernard: No, I said it was true that I heard it!
In this vein, you should see some of the credits for the composers of music in Doctor Who; they are quite a distinguished list. Several have studied with greats like Benjamin Britten and Pierre Boulez.
Neat piece of trivia: Paul McCartney has a recording of "Carnival of Light" from 1967. It was recorded with the rest of the Beatles plus Peter Zinovieff (made the synthesizer used by several British Progressive Rock bands), Brian Hodgson, and Delia Derbyshire. It was initially going to be on Anthology II, but George Harrison vetoed it.