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Title: Greatest TV theme tunes!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 11, 2020, 12:41:43 pm
 
 No rhyme nor reason,  just your Top Three greatest TV theme tunes!

  Go!
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Post by: raflaunches on April 11, 2020, 01:06:36 pm
Doctor Who (all variations)
M*A*S*H
Good Omens (very recent addition!)
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Post by: TheLongBuild on April 11, 2020, 01:17:21 pm

Dr Who as above.. Full Volume  :}
Original  " The Prisoner "
The Man in the High Castle
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Post by: C-3PO on April 11, 2020, 02:03:00 pm

Hawaii Five-O
Sweeny
The Professionals
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Post by: Tug Fanatic on April 11, 2020, 02:04:29 pm
1. Mission Impossible (The original tv series)
2. The Flintstones / Top Cat / Popeye / Bill & Ben the Flower Pot Men
3. Dads Army
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Post by: mrlownotes on April 11, 2020, 02:05:21 pm
Fireball XL5
Stingray
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
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Post by: Tug Fanatic on April 11, 2020, 02:06:15 pm
Fireball XL5
Stingray
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Was the Good, the Bad and the Ugly a TV series?
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Post by: TheLongBuild on April 11, 2020, 02:11:54 pm

No mention of  it having to be a series, But when you think about it, it was part of a the Dollars Trilogy


A Fistful of Dollars
For a few Dollars More
& The Good , The Bad & The Ugly.


So a Mini Series.. :}
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Post by: imsinking on April 11, 2020, 03:53:29 pm
MIAMI VICE , cant beat it . . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjXPY9jOx8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjXPY9jOx8)
Stingray
Fireball XL5
Bill
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Post by: malcolmfrary on April 11, 2020, 04:18:46 pm
In no particular order


Peter Gunn (never saw any of the series, might have felt let down if I did, but a great theme)


Who Pays the Ferryman?


The Onedin Line theme.


Then there's the Avengers, Dr Who, the Prisoner, Bonanza...........
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Post by: raflaunches on April 11, 2020, 04:25:05 pm
Then there's the Avengers, Dr Who, the Prisoner, Bonanza...........






Ohhh! How could I forget The Avengers- I watched the entire collection whilst in the Falklands back in 2012!
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Post by: SailorGreg on April 11, 2020, 04:37:21 pm
Inspector Morse. 


Miami Vice, and quite a lot more of those already mentioned.


And does anyone remember an ITV science magazine programme from the early 80s with a Vangelis theme?  My memory won't recover the title but I can remember loving the theme music.
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Post by: malcolmfrary on April 11, 2020, 05:03:15 pm





Ohhh! How could I forget The Avengers- I watched the entire collection whilst in the Falklands back in 2012!
So sad to hear about Honor Blackman (leather clad Cathy Gale, original Avenger lady) a few days ago. 
Perhaps it shouldn't be a memorable TV theme, but  ...  Batman.  Zap! Pow!! Splatt!!!
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Post by: TheLongBuild on April 11, 2020, 05:19:17 pm
Inspector Morse. 


Miami Vice, and quite a lot more of those already mentioned.


And does anyone remember an ITV science magazine programme from the early 80s with a Vangelis theme?  My memory won't recover the title but I can remember loving the theme music.



Can you remember the general plot ?.
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Post by: SailorGreg on April 11, 2020, 05:23:32 pm
It was a sort of Tomorrow's World/Horizon type programme and it might have only been on Central TV.  Curse this failing memory!!
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Post by: TheLongBuild on April 11, 2020, 05:32:33 pm
It was a sort of Tomorrow's World/Horizon type programme and it might have only been on Central TV.  Curse this failing memory!!


I have just googled sci fi for the 80,s, blimey there were a lot, Not Blake's seven was it. 
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Post by: SailorGreg on April 11, 2020, 05:37:49 pm
No, it was a factual programme.  No worries, don't want to hijack the thread.
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Post by: Leaky Bottom on April 11, 2020, 05:49:41 pm
The Likely Lads :-))
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVXk-iK5GgU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVXk-iK5GgU)
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Post by: john44 on April 11, 2020, 05:56:47 pm
Can,t believe it nobody has mentioned match of the day.
Also everything stated above, all brilliant.


John
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Post by: raflaunches on April 11, 2020, 06:20:10 pm
Just been listening to a few TV themes- Red Dwarf, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and The Man from UNCLE have to be added into my list some how! %)
                                               
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Post by: roycv on April 11, 2020, 06:25:24 pm
What about the old Formula 1 theme tune The Chain, does that count?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z-dJ35fOiM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z-dJ35fOiM)
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Post by: radiojoe on April 11, 2020, 06:28:15 pm

William Tell, Bonanza and Rawhide get my vote plus I was a heck of a lot younger then. :o


Joe
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Post by: T888 on April 11, 2020, 06:30:37 pm
UFO
Joe 90
Happy Days Or Sailor (Im sailing )



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Post by: Klunk on April 11, 2020, 06:40:38 pm
theme to the Pacific series
the banana splits
magic round about
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Post by: Leaky Bottom on April 11, 2020, 07:10:42 pm
 :-)) for the banana splits
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 11, 2020, 07:28:44 pm
 
BBC F1 grand Prix racing
Star Trek TOS
Only Fools & Horses

 It'll probably be a different 3 next week!   O0
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Post by: DaveM on April 11, 2020, 07:36:03 pm
I remember a TV war-history series in the early 60s which was called Victory at Sea. Never mind the bellicose Americana of it, the theme by Richard Rodgers (yep, that one of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame) has stuck in my mind for all that time. There's probably more of it on You-Tube, but this is the part which opened the TV series. As they teach folk to say on the first day of all college Catering Courses - "ENJOY!!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sto3p3eozg8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sto3p3eozg8)
Dave M
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Post by: mogurnda on April 11, 2020, 09:08:51 pm
The Flashing blade ,

Fireball XL5 ,

Moonlighting. ( Al Jarreau )
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Post by: Shipmate60 on April 11, 2020, 10:46:32 pm
Fireball XL5
UFO
Avengers


Bob
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Post by: Howard on April 11, 2020, 11:30:47 pm
Captain pugwash  for me,
     Regards Howard.
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Post by: Peter Fitness on April 12, 2020, 12:05:15 am
Z Cars
Hawaii Five-O
Match of the Day


Peter.
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Post by: tigertiger on April 12, 2020, 07:20:33 am
The Protectors closing theme. (tony Christie, Avenues and Alleyways) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuFWrx9mdTQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuFWrx9mdTQ)
The Saint 1997 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2EaEsZntcU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2EaEsZntcU)
The Sweeney - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D99O6oTJVHo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D99O6oTJVHo)
Close runner up is Dangerman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLgNPYw9QMw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLgNPYw9QMw) Funky middle 8.
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Post by: mrzippy on April 12, 2020, 08:59:30 am
The Persuaders - Roger Moore Aston Martin v's Tony Curtis Ferrari.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99QQIXez4M
Department S - 'Jason King' the talking moustache, always carried a box of Sobranie ciggies.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejhxalmO9bM
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Post by: warspite on April 12, 2020, 10:07:09 am
Being more of a classical or driving music type,


Films - Any star wars, star trek, Battlestar Galactica etc music


Music - Barber's Adagio For Strings.
  Surprisingly anything by the Script, cold play, chasing cars, Adele's Set fire to the rain.
  Don Henlys Boys of summer (the first set of lines are quite poetic for these strange times and apt).
  Surprisingly Barber's Adagio For Strings.


TV - Morse and the associated music found in some adverts i.e. flower duet etc.
       Lately quite a lot of the time Rob Dougans Furious Angels (mostly found in TV crime series Law and Order and another in Criminal Intent and the Matrix)
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Post by: davidm1945 on April 12, 2020, 10:11:04 am
1. Das Boot....Just amazing, play it loud!

2. The Prisoner.

3. Z Cars.
Dave.
Ps Crocketts Theme from Miami Vice...
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Post by: jaymac on April 12, 2020, 11:36:11 am
Victory at Sea  Aye Dave  the  melody also made a great song  No other Love  hit for Ronnie Hilton




Back to   Themes


                             Black Beauty
                             
                                        Chi Mai           from "The Life And Times Of David Lloyd George
                             
                                    Man in a suitcase




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Post by: SailorGreg on April 12, 2020, 12:11:32 pm
Then of course there's Ron Goodwin's theme from The Trap, used by the BBC for the London marathon - always lifts my spirits.  (Ron Goodwin - the best film composer never to have won an Oscar.)


And Booker T and the MGs' Soul Limbo - BBC cricket coverage, instantly brings hot summer days, green grass and languid cricket commentary to mind.   Aaaaahhh....... :-)

Greg
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Post by: Captain Flack on April 12, 2020, 01:16:33 pm
Westworld
Fireball XL5
Doctor Who
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Post by: BrianB6 on April 12, 2020, 06:27:36 pm
From Oz.
'Neighbours'
A couple you might not have seen in U.K.
'Rush'   About the Australian gold rush
'6 Ribbons' sung by Jon English in 'Against the Wind'
and on a nautical theme 'Patrol Boat'
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Post by: malcolmfrary on April 12, 2020, 06:28:54 pm
Cheating a bit slipping in extras, but my home random back ground music system just played the Pink Panther theme.  And it counts as TV due to the cartoon series that it was the theme for.
And just having heard the sad news about Tim Brooke-Taylor, The Goodies theme.
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Post by: justboatonic on April 13, 2020, 01:35:32 pm
Hmmm, toughie because you forget so many and dont forget, some progs had different opening and closing theme music.
In not particular order
Dangerman, Hawaii 5-0, Fireball XL5 closing theme.
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Post by: meechingman on April 13, 2020, 06:16:39 pm
Sticking with TV sci-fi (it was a toss-up between sci-fi and the world of Gerry Anderson):


Blake's 7
Star Trek:Voyager
The Orville
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Post by: malcolmfrary on April 14, 2020, 08:53:41 am
Couldn't remember the Blakes 7 theme (it was sort of famous for having neither Blake nor 7 in the later series') but I do remember Servalan.
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Post by: Captain Flack on April 14, 2020, 11:45:51 am
Who could forget the stunning Servalan :-))
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Post by: Colin Bishop on April 14, 2020, 12:47:18 pm
The actress was apparently suffering from all sorts of mental health issues according to a recent article I saw.

Colin
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Post by: justboatonic on April 14, 2020, 05:05:47 pm
The actress was apparently suffering from all sorts of mental health issues according to a recent article I saw.

Colin
Sadly Jacqueline Pearce died a couple of years ago.
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Post by: Weaver on April 21, 2020, 07:32:30 am
Inspector Morse. 


Miami Vice, and quite a lot more of those already mentioned.


And does anyone remember an ITV science magazine programme from the early 80s with a Vangelis theme?  My memory won't recover the title but I can remember loving the theme music.

Think the series you mean was Cosmos, starring Carl Sagan.

The Vangelis theme music was called "Heaven and Hell".

First episode intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUFlLBX9Bq0

Full theme with no talking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDvKsQAafGU

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Post by: Weaver on April 21, 2020, 08:02:07 am
My three, just off the top of my head, would be:

Harry's Game by Clannad
Beautiful, haunting, sad, it was so perfect for a series set at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland


Battlestar Galactica (Re-inagined 2004 version) by Bear McCreary
Gorgeous and original, this music did everything a TV theme needs to do while sounding utterly unlike anything else.
They did a fabulous live concert of music from the series, full video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3yovHB-drE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3yovHB-drE) (the actual title theme starts at about 13:40)


Space 1999, BUT....
(and here's a way to start a geek-fight on the internet... <*< )

Series 1 (Barry Gray) or Series 2 (Derek Wadsworth?)?

I say Series 1 hands down, but other opinions are available.... ok2


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Post by: raflaunches on April 21, 2020, 09:48:28 am
The opening theme for the first series of Space 1999 is certainly my preferred version as it sounds so dramatic. Big Finish audiobooks did a remake of Space 1999 last year and used a slightly altered version of the original theme. Sounds so good on audio!
See what you think.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=98vKPYIslwQ (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=98vKPYIslwQ)

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Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 21, 2020, 10:02:29 am
 
This week, my favourite theme tunes are:
 
The Sweeney:: https://youtu.be/ix6wTN_CH4g
Minder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylKK-iB_mZI
Thunderbirds: https://youtu.be/M6LeDxlaig0
 
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Post by: Weaver on April 21, 2020, 12:49:18 pm
The opening theme for the first series of Space 1999 is certainly my preferred version as it sounds so dramatic. Big Finish audiobooks did a remake of Space 1999 last year and used a slightly altered version of the original theme. Sounds so good on audio!
See what you think.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=98vKPYIslwQ (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=98vKPYIslwQ)

Oh nice one - I like that!  :-))

The most recent plastic model I finished (I'm in a bit of a slump at the moment) was a moon rover from a What-If early-2000s reboot of Space 1999 (I only do What-Ifs). The idea was that they used a Stalwart as the basis and stuck half a fibreglass Saracen body left over from the Judge Dredd movie on top of it:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48073968208_663bbf0752_c.jpg)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48073212822_ebcf2eb427_c.jpg)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48073221232_bc979d8d9c_c.jpg)
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Post by: DamienB on April 21, 2020, 02:42:14 pm
Edge of Darkness (original, not remake): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfPS7p6Z1k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfPS7p6Z1k)
Airwolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x28UaPKsnwQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x28UaPKsnwQ)
Harry's Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KpNzalFKPo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KpNzalFKPo)
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Post by: Weaver on April 21, 2020, 03:19:19 pm
OH HELL YES to Edge Of Darkness!  :-))

Do you know Clapton improvised most of that as they were doing the recording session?  :o
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Post by: RST on May 08, 2020, 05:47:22 am
Whats not to like about Miami Vice and Crockets Theme!

https://youtu.be/Lfgf9HatIHI (https://youtu.be/Lfgf9HatIHI)
https://youtu.be/Lfgf9HatIHI

Don Johnson you lucky begger...