Favourite TV Theme Tunes

I know! love that groovy bass line. TV show also was one of my fave, too.  You've got the Barny Miller which was also my fave.

Here's one more: Captures the American spirit. American Experience is a PBS documentary series in the US.

Here's a bitter sweet but inspiring closing theme for it.

I loved the theme to the Tales of the Unexpected TV series.  Another vote too for the Persuaders.  Oh and I love the bit from Mountain's Nantucket Sleighride that was the theme to Weekend World.  However, the one that always gives me goosebumps, even today is the theme to World in Action.

Life and Loves of a She-Devil, 1984 TV series, theme tune written by Richard Thompson and sung by the fantastic Christine Collister, I seem to remember this charted in the UK and briefly gave me hope Chris C might become the star she deserved to be.

Just remembered another, and unlike anything else I have thought of it is a piece I have: Variations 1-4 on caprice No. 24 in A Major by Paganini, arranged by Andrew Lloyd Webber for his brother Julian on cello (album Variations) - the theme to The South Bank Show.

Trying picture for the 5th time:

 

https://youtu.be/CpxJsy8nfjA?t=30

Can't make the video work but this link will do if you skip the ad.

We took our son shopping for an accordion at Dave's Accordion School in Los Angeles.   About that time, James Fearnley of the Pogues brought his accordion in for a tune up before his St. Patrick's Day gig that night.   He got the attention of all the serious people in the shop,  We continued to look until James left, and at that time our son had selected a couple to try.  

The service guy who had just gotten James fixed, sat down with each selection and played the theme song to Hawaii Five 0, with all the parts on each accordion.    Check out the links and imagine this on the accordion.   It was amazing live.

Needless to say, we bought an accordion that day.

Gerry Anderson's first series with real actors as opposed to puppets, UFO, was made in 1969, set in 1980 and broadcast in 1970. For some reason, ITV deemed this dark series (the darkest Anderson ever did) suitable Saturday teamtime fodder. Why my mum ever let seven year old me watch a show about aliens harvesting humans for their organs is just as much of a mystery. The theme was one of Barry Gray's best.

Kevin-W posted:

Gerry Anderson's first series with real actors as opposed to puppets, UFO, was made in 1969, set in 1980 and broadcast in 1970. For some reason, ITV deemed this dark series (the darkest Anderson ever did) suitable Saturday teamtime fodder. Why my mum ever let seven year old me watch a show about aliens harvesting humans for their organs is just as much of a mystery. The theme was one of Barry Gray's best.

Used to love that series.  Even as a youngest I was never too sure about the string vests sported by some of the men but the women' costumes 

Nick Lees posted:
Stevee_S posted:

How could I have possibly forgotten this one! Tour of Duty ('80's series) with the Stones Paint it Black as a theme tune. 

You did post it - on the 25th May

Not enough Sanatogen Steve!

Are you sure it was me, Nick? This thread started on the 26th... 

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