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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #25 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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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #26 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
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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2020, 09:08:51 pm »

The Flashing blade ,

Fireball XL5 ,

Moonlighting. ( Al Jarreau )
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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2020, 10:46:32 pm »

Fireball XL5
UFO
Avengers


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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2020, 11:30:47 pm »

Captain pugwash  for me,
     Regards Howard.
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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2020, 12:05:15 am »

Z Cars
Hawaii Five-O
Match of the Day


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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2020, 07:20:33 am »

The Protectors closing theme. (tony Christie, Avenues and Alleyways) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuFWrx9mdTQ
The Saint 1997 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2EaEsZntcU
The Sweeney - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D99O6oTJVHo
Close runner up is Dangerman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLgNPYw9QMw Funky middle 8.
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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #32 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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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #33 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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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2020, 10:11:04 am »

1. Das Boot....Just amazing, play it loud!

2. The Prisoner.

3. Z Cars.
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Ps Crocketts Theme from Miami Vice...
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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #35 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


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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #36 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....... :-)

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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2020, 01:16:33 pm »

Westworld
Fireball XL5
Doctor Who
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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #38 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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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #39 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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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #40 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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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #41 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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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #42 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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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2020, 11:45:51 am »

Who could forget the stunning Servalan :-))
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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #44 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.

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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #45 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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Re: Greatest TV theam tunes!
« Reply #46 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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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #47 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 (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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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #48 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

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Re: Greatest TV theme tunes!
« Reply #49 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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