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Initial post: 29 Sep 2010 13:36:04 BDT
pb752 says:
I always like it when a tv series has a really good theme tune as well.
I'm listing 10 that are particular favs of mine:-
Department S
Danger Man
Law and Order
Harbour Lights
Gideon's Way
The Baron
NYPD Blues
Treasure Hunt

Anyone else got any particular favourites?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Sep 2010 14:00:23 BDT
Some of my own include
The Prisoner
Man in a Suitcase
The Persuaders
Cagney and Lacey
The Bill
But the one thing that really annoys me is when you buy a CD soundtrack album and they are not the original recordings.Talk about short changing...

Posted on 1 Oct 2010 11:20:14 BDT
Phoenix Nights

Posted on 2 Oct 2010 10:30:37 BDT
TheFoe says:
Mastermind and Tales of the Unexpected, both haunting!

Posted on 4 Oct 2010 00:44:30 BDT
MOOMA says:
Dr Who
The Big Bang Theory

Posted on 4 Oct 2010 18:37:25 BDT
victor says:
Doctor Who
Law and order

Posted on 5 Oct 2010 11:14:33 BDT
TheFoe says:
The tomorrow people, here's a link in case you missed it (warning strobe type flashes)

Posted on 5 Oct 2010 13:13:19 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
True Blood
Space 1999

Posted on 5 Oct 2010 13:59:07 BDT
Citizen Smith (both the opening 'Red Flag' rendition and the stirring 'Come the Glorious Day' which closed the show)
Chico and the Man (Jose Feliciano)
Game On (Where I Find My Heaven by Gigolo Aunts)
Father Ted (Songs of Love by Neil Hannon)
(Hey Hey We're) The Monkees
Goodies (goody goody yum yum)
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Littlest Hobo

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2010 14:12:25 BDT
I have the Goodies theme on my phone to wake me up in the morning! Never slept in once!

Posted on 5 Oct 2010 14:52:35 BDT
pb752 says:
A few more that I've thought of:-
Twin Peaks
Band Of Brothers
Tour Of Duty (The Rolling Stones' Paint It Black). Unfortunately it isn't on the dvd
though due to copyright issues.
Hill Street Blues

Posted on 5 Oct 2010 16:04:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Oct 2010 16:06:34 BDT
Was 'Falling' by Julie Cruise the actual theme to Twin Peaks? If so, I fully endorse its inclusion here. Great song.

Can anyone remember the name of the show that used Aretha Franklin's version of Lady Madonna as its theme music? It was an American programme. I vaguely recall it being called Grace Under Pressure or something like that.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2010 16:53:23 BDT
pb752 says:
Yeah that was the theme to Twin Peaks.
I'm not sure about your other question - someone else might know the answer to that one.

Posted on 5 Oct 2010 17:00:01 BDT

Posted on 5 Oct 2010 22:04:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Oct 2010 18:19:15 BDT
Dick Turpin, particularly the exciting beginning with the harpsichord!

Jonathan Creek

Midsomer Murders

The 70's Lord Peter Wimsey series

The cheery little banjo tune on The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (although some of the incidental music sounds like someone who is just learning to play banjo!)

The Duchess of Duke Street

Department S

Box of Delights

Wilde Alliance

Posted on 7 Oct 2010 11:21:55 BDT
pb752 says:
A couple more:-
Street Hawk
Alfred Hitchcock Presents

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Oct 2010 20:36:00 BDT
TheObserver says:
Sam and the River - kids TV serial from about 1975
The Singing Detective
Randall and Hopkirk Deceased - the original ITC series

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2010 20:40:13 BDT
J. Lynam says:
Red Dwarf (all themes)
West Wing
UFO (Gerry Anderson prog from 70s)
Babylon 5
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1960s tv series)
Formula 1

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 02:45:43 BDT
the theme from Ellery Queen
i'd love that on a cd, but at least they finally put out dvds !

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 12:46:39 BDT
Steve D says:
There are loads I like, but my two absolute faves are:

Hawaii 5-0
Mission Impossible

Posted on 12 Oct 2010 09:32:32 BDT
C. Ziegler says:
There are too many to list them all, but a few of my favourites are:
Murder, She wrote
Twin Peaks, one of the most haunting tunes ever
and Moonlighting

Posted on 12 Oct 2010 12:20:22 BDT
G. Lennon says:
The best them I remember was called "Yellow Pearl" by Phil Lynott or his band Thin Lizzy & was once a Top of the Pops theme

Posted on 18 Oct 2010 00:00:26 BDT
Best TV theme tunes? Arghh so many, but these I consider some of the best:

The Greatest American Hero
Hawaii 5-0
Dr Who
Original Battlestar Galactica
The New Avengers
The Odd Couple
Buck Rogers In the 25th Century
The Incredible Hulk

Posted on 18 Oct 2010 01:40:57 BDT
Dean Fuller says:
I always liked to British Drama music from the 70`s/80`s
Big deal

Yes you can mock, but a kid growing up in the 70`s it never got much better than this
and do you see anyone buying cd`s of theme tunes these days... I don`t .

Other then that...
Hill St Blues
The Apprentice
Cagney and Lacey (great sax playing)

Posted on 19 Oct 2010 07:08:18 BDT
Cariad says:
So many!!! But I've tried to narrow it down to these:
The Avengers
Joe 90
Hill St Blues
Twin Peaks
Miss Marple theme (Joan Hickson series)
The Mystery Movies Theme
The Champions
The Rockford Files
Quantum Leap
White Horses
Black Beauty
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