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HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Johnr posted:
Five Minutes To A Fortune also had an EPIC theme tune! (Although weirdly from what I remember no audience or even canned audience)...Channel 4 killed it by deciding to chuck it out at 5pm head to head with the usual suspects which was never going to work


The first episode was aired straight after that year's Grand National coverage - which made no real sense as the rest of the run was limited to the 5pm weekday slot. Suspect they though it would benefit from some audience inheritance from the coverage.

There was an audience for this, and it was all real - I was in it for two recordings. It was recorded in TC8 three weeks before TVC closed down. The screen the contestants looked at was a rear projection screen which blocked the middle section of audience seating, so all in all when full, there was around 100 -120 in attendence. My shows, proably around 60 as it was a midweek daytime morning recording.
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robharrison London South East Today

No, it is identical to this (just with less saxophone and more synth):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLMXXvI4gGk&ab_channel=f1fantic1


I'm not quite sure what you are listening to but it's not even close. I agree with Inspector Sands, this is the original theme from the 80's
Last edited by robharrison on 24 September 2020 11:14am
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Yes.
That is the Jack Parnell written and orchestrated (with Dave Lindop on violin) version of the theme, used for the first few series.
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SO
Soupnzi Recently warned London London
Deleted cos I thought the Bob Monkhouse FF theme was the original Family Feud theme in the US....but I'm wrong.
Last edited by Soupnzi on 24 September 2020 11:31am
IS
Inspector Sands
I'd recognise that manic violin anywhere. So that's on the trail but isn't the theme tune to the new version?
XI
Xilla
Good to hear the original version hasn't been chucked in a skip like I'd always assumed! Smile
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IndigoTucker
I am sure I read that the music masters for the big ATV quiz shows were definitely rescued, and are kept by someone in particular and aren’t released.
Last edited by IndigoTucker on 24 September 2020 6:22pm
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
I'd recognise that manic violin anywhere. So that's on the trail but isn't the theme tune to the new version?

Is that an actual trail? Isn’t it something that’s been mocked up? They were certainly usually the actual music when I saw.
JO
Johnr
Johnr posted:
Five Minutes To A Fortune also had an EPIC theme tune! (Although weirdly from what I remember no audience or even canned audience)...Channel 4 killed it by deciding to chuck it out at 5pm head to head with the usual suspects which was never going to work


The first episode was aired straight after that year's Grand National coverage - which made no real sense as the rest of the run was limited to the 5pm weekday slot. Suspect they though it would benefit from some audience inheritance from the coverage.

There was an audience for this, and it was all real - I was in it for two recordings. It was recorded in TC8 three weeks before TVC closed down. The screen the contestants looked at was a rear projection screen which blocked the middle section of audience seating, so all in all when full, there was around 100 -120 in attendence. My shows, proably around 60 as it was a midweek daytime morning recording.


What I didn't realize is a large majority of the episodes are actually available to watch on DailyMotion!
SW
Steve Williams
The first episode was aired straight after that year's Grand National coverage - which made no real sense as the rest of the run was limited to the 5pm weekday slot. Suspect they though it would benefit from some audience inheritance from the coverage.


They did that with the first episode of the Fifteen to One revival (normal human version) as well, again to give it a bit of a boost like how US TV launch shows off the back of the Superbowl. But it was an hour or so after the race had finished, so pretty much all the casual viewers had long switched off. As you say, Five Minutes To A Fortune was one of the last ever shows filmed in TC8.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Don't want to pee on anybody's bonfire but that has all the hallmarks of being a mock.

Somebody has taken this



and elements of



Done a lovely editing job and put it on an obscure YouTube channel with no other videos...
Write that down in your copybook now.
DM
DeMarkay London London
Somebody has done a lovely editing job and put it on an obscure YouTube channel with no other videos...


Could you link it please?

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