What's your all-time favourite TV theme tune?

(214 Posts)
fishdishwish Sat 26-Jul-14 00:09:53

Inspired by the passing of James Garner, as The Rockford Files had a pretty cool theme tune composed by Mike Post (who also wrote the Hill Street Blues and A-Team themes, amongst others).

For me, it has be a tie between The Littlest Hobo & (despite it's rather dodgy lyrics) The Fall Guy. Oh, and the lovely sweeping orchestral piece that Granada used to play at closedown (remember those?!) in the 1980s.

seasalt Sat 26-Jul-14 00:12:27

Black Beauty was great

maras2 Sat 26-Jul-14 00:13:25

The theme from Van Der Valk by the Simon Park Orchestra.Also Dixon of Dock Green.

Quax Sat 26-Jul-14 00:14:43

Minder, Dennis Waterman blush

threepiecesuite Sat 26-Jul-14 00:24:08

LA Law

saffronwblue Sat 26-Jul-14 00:26:24

Mash and Call the Midwife.

CastilianHhhhidalgo Sat 26-Jul-14 00:28:19

Carnivàle, it's fabulous. Along with GoT it's the only credits I don't fast forward through however many times I watch grin

BeetlebumShesAGun Sat 26-Jul-14 00:28:45

Buffy blush

Wherediparkmybroom Sat 26-Jul-14 00:32:34

Little house on the prarie, I strive for Caroline but end up as marge....Simpson!

Floralnomad Sat 26-Jul-14 00:33:55

Hill Street Blues .

LondonRocks Sat 26-Jul-14 00:35:41

Little House for me, so evocative of childhood innocence

SwanneeKazoo Sat 26-Jul-14 00:36:36

The Persuaders, by John Barry

Wherediparkmybroom Sat 26-Jul-14 00:39:16

They rerun little house on channel 61 weekdays at 7am!

WhereHas1999DissappearedToo Sat 26-Jul-14 00:43:35

Home and Away blush

LondonRocks Sat 26-Jul-14 00:43:38

Ah, will tape that, where thanks !

BreconBeBuggered Sat 26-Jul-14 00:51:43

Crown Court - the closing, rather than the opening credits. Possibly the most poignant television music ever composed. www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAdqFUYusdA

Valsoldknickers Sat 26-Jul-14 00:56:32

Arena on BBC2.

Tales of the Unexpected.

The Bridge (proper Danish Version)

fishdishwish Sat 26-Jul-14 00:58:54

Brecon - that is a lovely tune. Funnily enough, it was the B-side to the aforementioned Van Der Valk theme!

EugenesAxe Sat 26-Jul-14 01:11:44

My best friend and I were fairly well addicted to a single of The Tripods theme tune when we were young - but B side too.

They are all similar to The Tripods, but I've always liked Casualty and The Crystal Maze. Also University Challenge when it had a sod off boingggg from the timpani rather than a delicate twang on a viola or whatever.

EugenesAxe Sat 26-Jul-14 01:12:24

Oh and I forgot All Creatures Great and Small and Ski Sunday.

EverythingCounts Sat 26-Jul-14 01:15:10

The BBC Miss Marple of the 80s.

scottishmummy Sat 26-Jul-14 01:16:51

Murder she wrote

minmooch Sat 26-Jul-14 01:31:45

Band of Brothers - absoloutely beautiful.

IScreamForIceCream Sat 26-Jul-14 01:45:46

Littlest Hobo

storeonashelf Sat 26-Jul-14 01:47:20

Adam Dalgliesh Chronicles


Magnum P.I. blush


Robin of Sherwood


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