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Ben Shatliff1,060 posts since 30 Aug 2003
Granada North West Today
I remember that they go back to using the slow theme (what sounds like the 1989-91 longer version) for the closing credits from the end of 1993 until late 1994, but faded in midway through. The faster-paced piano version as used in 1992-93 then returns, initially also faded in late but then changed to the full version with the intro/lead-in played over the final scene. (Hope that makes sense!)


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Revitt457 posts since 13 Mar 2007
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
There are a few episodes in 1992 and 1993 where the end credits have a different lead in to the 1995-1998 piano build up.. The earlier version lasts a little longer.


Yes forgot about that, not often used but one example is 6 October 1992 which should be shown in the next week.

Also noticed today that the end of part one and part two music is in a slightly different key to that used for much of the 92-98 era. I don't think it lasted very long as we'll probably see.
james-20015,057 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
I was away most of last week, so I'm still a few episodes behind, so I haven't actually seen the first episode with the new titles & music yet, I should be caught up in a couple of days though.

After having two Downton Abbey pre-emptions this week, next week is thankfully Downton cancellation free, though it's back to 2 days where we'll only get one episode the week after, thankfully that should be the penultimate Downton cancellation, with them getting into the final series. It might not have seemed as bad if they alternated taking Corrie and Emmerdale off to make way for it, but it's always Emmerdale that's been the sacrifical lamb.
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Ben Shatliff1,060 posts since 30 Aug 2003
Granada North West Today
I was away most of last week, so I'm still a few episodes behind, so I haven't actually seen the first episode with the new titles & music yet, I should be caught up in a couple of days though.

After having two Downton Abbey pre-emptions this week, next week is thankfully Downton cancellation free, though it's back to 2 days where we'll only get one episode the week after, thankfully that should be the penultimate Downton cancellation, with them getting into the final series. It might not have seemed as bad if they alternated taking Corrie and Emmerdale off to make way for it, but it's always Emmerdale that's been the sacrifical lamb.


Yes. Maybe next time they will look at taking Coronation Street off to make way or find a suitable slot for Downton Abbey which doesn’t affect other schedules.

I do wonder how far we will get before a potential Christmas Break? It would be nice if they maybe found a way of making up for these missed episodes by adding them to Saturdays and Sundays for a few weeks.
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Si-Co2,154 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Still surprised the 1975 titles lasted for 14 years, they must have looked horrifically dated long before 1989. No different to the 1976 Corrie titles which lasted through to 1990 though.


Yes, by today’s standards it seems a long time without any kind of update to the opening titles, yet I don’t personally think Emmerdale’s “sunset” titles looked particularly dated by the late 80s. They were quite abstract and generic, and became somewhat iconic - the final shot of the farmhouse became a “logo” of sorts, and it often appeared on holding slides, book covers, etc. Corrie’s looked more dated by comparison, not least of all because of imperfections that appeared in the film (and the fact the rest of the show filmed on VT, so there was a noticeable change in mood/quality as the titles faded into the first scene.

Even since 1990, Corrie has had very few changes to the titles - ignoring minor tweaks and updated shots, they have only changed twice since then, in 2002 and 2010.

EastEnders still uses the same “London street map” style credits that they used from day one, with only a handful of updates, and always keeping the same rotating, panning out shot from the bend in the river. If it ain’t broken....
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james-20015,057 posts since 13 Sep 2015
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Just made it to the first episode with the new titles, and the music is quite clearly a bit different to the version that was used for most of the 90s. There's even the strange bit where it seems to almost stop!

The video of the 1992 titles on the last page sounds more like the version I'm familiar with, I'm guessing they changed it after a while?
Ben Shatliff1,060 posts since 30 Aug 2003
Granada North West Today
Just made it to the first episode with the new titles, and the music is quite clearly a bit different to the version that was used for most of the 90s. There's even the strange bit where it seems to almost stop!

The video of the 1992 titles on the last page sounds more like the version I'm familiar with, I'm guessing they changed it after a while?


I remember Anne Diamond doing a TV Weekly Special which was dedicated to Emmerdale in early 1993. Even the ad breaks were to the Emmerdale theme. When it came back for part two she said that music is going to chance. Giving a sense it wasn’t popular with viewers. I thought the change came on December 30th 1993 with the plane crash and new titles.
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Revitt457 posts since 13 Mar 2007
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Just made it to the first episode with the new titles, and the music is quite clearly a bit different to the version that was used for most of the 90s. There's even the strange bit where it seems to almost stop!

The video of the 1992 titles on the last page sounds more like the version I'm familiar with, I'm guessing they changed it after a while?


They didn't change the titles or music at all until the plane crash in December 1993.