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Greatest TV theme tune of all time

In connection with Bfi and radio times (March 2019)

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A former member
Didn't think any on the list were that inspiring. Not quite sure what I wanted to see on the list but it wasn't there.


Add your suggestion to the shortlist at the bottom!!
NT
NorthTonight North Reporting Scotland
I’ve always liked a lot of Simon May’s work but particularly Holiday 86 and People. As well as the jazzy end to Howard’s Way.


Full version of Holiday



MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
I’ve always liked a lot of Simon May’s work but particularly Holiday 86 and People. As well as the jazzy end to Howard’s Way.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEqEQrSvGiM


I’d forgotten about Howard’s Way. Cracking pot boiler drama, and yes, fantastic ( and gloriously long) closing credit sequence and music
TI
tightrope78 Recently warned UTV Newsline
The theme to Treasure Hunt , Peak Performance by Zack Lawrence.

msim and Ipswich Simon gave kudos
WW
WW Update
A silly show, but a truly legendary theme:

WW
WW Update
Or how about Andrew Lloyd Weber's epic 1980 Whicker's World theme:

NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
The theme to Treasure Hunt , Peak Performance by Zack Lawrence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEV5bVDb9m8


I would have suggested Interceptor's theme as well, aside from the fact it's actually a cover of a Chopin piece.

So in order for Lawrence to have two themes here: I'd nominate Forcefield.
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A former member
One hopes people are clicking on the link and voting!
IS
Inspector Sands
Some of the best theme tunes are for sport programmes, and they tend to be the longest lasting too:

Grandstand


World of Sport


ITV Football (originally the Mexico 86 theme tune)


But the best isn't a TV theme at all:
DA
davidhorman Channel Channel Islands

I would have suggested Interceptor's theme as well, aside from the fact it's actually a cover of a Chopin piece.



The Office is on there, and that's a rearrangement of a pre-existing piece.
MD
mdtauk London London
Someone posted the Simon May holiday theme tune, but the one I remember is this...


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Looking outside of the UK, there is Star Trek Voyager , with a wonderful score by Jerry Goldsmith.


TinTin The Animated Series


The Good Fight


And some of my favourite classic UK show themes...

999


Poirot

Composed by Christopher Gunning

Children's Hospital (1994)

Debbie Wiseman composed this theme (as well as Judge John Deed)

Edit:
One more mention...

The original closing theme for Casualty (which I think is better than the opening theme)
Last edited by mdtauk on 14 March 2019 11:28am - 2 times in total
Woodpecker, WW Update and msim gave kudos
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
And while we're on the subject of theme tunes

Woodpecker, Night Thoughts and Hatton Cross gave kudos

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