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Greatest TV theme tune of all time

In connection with Bfi and radio times (March 2019)

TVEngineer London London
I'm going throw this one into the mix - loved the theme tune even if the show content had zero interest for my early-teen self!
I work in telly, I sometimes get time to watch telly. More of a technology geek than a presentation geek!
fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
This is such a hard choice as there have been many amazing ones of the years, and everyone will have different ones.

Some from me:
90s & 00s Wish You Were Here

Noel’s House Party

Live & Kicking

Keeping Up Appearances

Play Your Cards Right

And from childhood...
Tots TV


And those are just a few of many, many favourites.
Xilla Central
Two brilliant pieces from the Doug Wood Group, firstly the iconic snooker theme:

And the less iconic, but equally brilliant darts theme.

8 days later

Closedown Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I don't think this has been mentioned yet - A Family At War (Granada, 1970-2), currently coming to the end of its' repeat run on Talking Pictures TV:

And, yes, the clever use of the sandcastle with flag - which presumably cost shillings to film, adds up to a very evocative opening.

I've always had a soft spot for the late Derek Hilton's theme to A Kind of Loving (Granada 19820, too.

Derek also did the stirring theme to The Spoils of War (Granada, 1980-1), which I can't find online now - and sadly no trace either of Nigel Hess's theme to A Brother's Tale (Granada, 1983 - and to my knowledge never repeated since - unless someone can correct me.)

Intelligent readers may have spotted a pattern - if it's Granada, and John Finch or Stan Barstow are involved, I'm all over it. This quartet probably makes up my top four list in tv drama - three of them were shown just as I was reaching the age to appreciate grown-up drama, and taught me at least something of what adult life was like.
Almost *anything* by Mike Post.

A former member
You still have 7 days to vote:

Snutkins Central (West) Midlands Today

The colbys epic theme
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Someone posted the Simon May holiday theme tune, but the one I remember is this...

By Paul "nananananighteen" Hardcastle, who was also behind the 1986 Top of the Pops theme.

Lovingly recreated by Oliver Sacker here
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
I've always loved this theme

Apart from this version, which gave me nightmares.

20 days later

A former member
The results come out yesterday:

Very Surprised.

The top 10:
1. Sherlock, David Arnold & Michael Price (2010)

2. Doctor Who, Ron Grainer & Delia Derbyshire, 1963

3. Robin of Sherwood, Clannad, 1984

4. The Persuaders! John Barry, 1971

5. Inspector Morse, Barrington Pheloung, 1987

6. Poldark, Anne Dudley, 2015

7. The Avengers, Laurie Johnson, 1965

8. Thunderbirds, Barry Gray, 1965

9. The Adventures of Black Beauty, Denis King, 1972

10. Match of the Day, Barry Stoller, 1970
steve brown Central (West) Midlands Today
the one I voted for came 8th-not bad!
Towielad Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The theme I found really haunting was World at War from Thames a brilliant series and even better theme

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