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    How about The Flashing Blade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Komakino View Post
    A few that spring to mind:

    Gazzetta Italia
    AC Jimbo! Excellent shout, which also scores another classic Channel 4 ident! Two for one here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    This programme famously presented by former labour MP Bwian Walden had an extract from Nantucket Sleigh Ride by Mountain as the theme.
    ...which is a reference to the whaling industry around Nantucket.

    Some others:

    'And now, the gallery...'
    Man About the House
    Starsky & Hutch
    The New Avengers

    Some a bit trippy:

    Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (Jenny Hanley gets another mention!)
    Joe 90
    UFO
    Space 1999


    ...and most depressing theme and probably content too.

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    Don't know how I forgot this one as it was my ringtone

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ5zzttl_ac

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    I have two Greenslade albums on vinyl.

    The new version of Van Der Valk starts tomorrow, they're still using Eye Level by the Simon Park Orchestra.

    Doubt that it will get to No 1 again though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    I have two Greenslade albums on vinyl.

    The new version of Van Der Valk starts tomorrow, they're still using Eye Level by the Simon Park Orchestra.
    Nothing resembling the Simon Park version (thank goodness) but some pretentious rewriting with the occasional recognisable note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    Nothing resembling the Simon Park version (thank goodness) but some pretentious rewriting with the occasional recognisable note.
    Yeah, must admit I was struggling to recognise it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Don't know how I forgot this one as it was my ringtone

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ5zzttl_ac

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    I have two Greenslade albums on vinyl.

    I still have Time and Tide on vinyl. I bought it on the strength of the Gangsters theme. Haven't played it in years, although my memory of it was that it was pretty dull apart from the theme tune.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    Some of the more memorable ones for me were:

    The Champions - Tony Hatch. (Yes, the same TH that wrote the theme to Crossroads!)
    Tomorrow's World - Johnny Dankworth.
    The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe - Robert Mellin & Gian Piero Reverberi.
    Bewitched - Howard Greenfield.
    Department S - Edwin Astley.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    Some of the more memorable ones for me were:

    Tomorrow's World - Johnny Dankworth.
    Yes. This was the original theme when the show was hosted by the late, great Raymond Baxter and not the likes of Judith Hann, brilliantly parodied here - I think this is one of the all-time funniest sketches.

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