Andy Marriott's Television Show

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Got to give a little plug for Andy Marriott's Television Show, an hour of nostalgic TV themes every Saturday at 5pm on Serenade Radio, an internet-only radio station that I've recently discovered which mostly plays "easy listening" music (like Radio 2 from about 50 years ago!). He takes requests as well.

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Just played the theme tune from Agony. I don't think you'd hear that anywhere else!

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If you're listening in the Bournemouth area, Serenade Radio will be available on DAB from Monday:

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2020/07/serena ... multiplex/

I really would recommend it to listeners of a certain generation - it's aimed at the over-60s, although as a 54-year-old fan I think I'm old before my time!

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Brock wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:10 pm
If you're listening in the Bournemouth area, Serenade Radio will be available on DAB from Monday:

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2020/07/serena ... multiplex/

I really would recommend it to listeners of a certain generation - it's aimed at the over-60s, although as a 54-year-old fan I think I'm old before my time!
I'll certainly give it a go, as I love Feem Toons, even though I'm barely 19, and I don't care who knows it!
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I was hoping that Serenade Radio might have some sort of catch-up service so that I could give you a link to the programme, but there doesn't seem to be one - although if you miss it at 5pm on Saturday there's a repeat at 5am on Sunday!

It's presented in a fitting style, often with the appropriate ITV company ident before the theme tune, and with a "commercial break" in the middle where they play soundtracks from a few classic ads (the station doesn't have any real paid-for ads, thankfully). Great fun and, if you're like me, you can try to guess the programme from the tune since he quite often doesn't announce them until afterwards. Some well-known ones in there and some real obscurities. And, as I said before, you can email in and request your own.

You get the occasional theme tune thrown in during the rest of the schedules as well. I'm listening right now and a few minutes ago they played Tony Hatch's theme for Out of This World (which I don't actually remember).

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Sounds like they do a good job on it then.

Yes, I like the "Out Of This World" theme too, great piece of music, another Hatch belter!
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Just discovered that Trish Bertram (ex-LWT) does the announcements at weekends. I thought that voice sounded familiar!

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This week's selection:

Department S - Edwin Astley
Dial 999
Ghost Squad
The Power Game - The Cyril Stapleton Orchestra
Bird of Prey
Where the Heart Is
Hannay
Bulman
Survivors
The Changes
General Hospital
The Baron - Edwin Astley
Goodnight Sweetheart
Knots Landing
Wimbledon closing theme ("A Sporting Occasion" - Arnold Steck)
Professional Wrestling (from when?)
Blackadder
The Golden Girls
The Protectors ("Avenues and Alleyways" - Tony Christie)

Adverts - Nestle's Milk
Penguin
Nimble

The Invisible Man (US series)
Scarecrow and Mrs King
House of Eliott
Vision On gallery music ("Left Bank Two" - Wayne Hill)
Jonathan Creek (Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre)
Partners in Crime
Inspector Alleyn - Anne Dudley
The Ghosts of Motley Hall
Muffin the Mule
Woomerang Boomerang - Jean Morton with Tingha and Tucker
Mr Rose - Roy Budd
News at Ten
Wonder Woman - Gimbel and Fox
Spider-Man
Weekend World
Jeeves and Wooster - Anne Dudley

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Managed to catch it, you are right, it was excellent, I think I managed to name them after the first few bars, with the exception of "Knot's Landing", it was familiar, but took me a while longer, good theme though.

I always preferred the original theme for "General Hospital", but the host didn't seem to like the show anyway, but I liked his intro for "Survivors", 'There's a virus spreading across the world and it started in China...in 1975!'.

Some cracking themes though, "Ghost Squad" and "Bird Of Prey" to name but two, I think the "Mr Rose" cover, came from the 'Time For TV' album, which I still have, a good cover by Brian Fahey.
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Glad you enjoyed it! It's kind of addictive after a while.

By the way, Andy Marriott used to work as an announcer for Central TV and for LWT. He's the founder and managing director of Serenade Radio, and presents a two-and-a-half-hour programme on the station every weekday as well as the Television Show on Saturdays. It's all run by volunteers as far as I can gather, and funded by donations from listeners. An excellent station all round.

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Well he certainly does a good job, manages to pack a lot of themes in the hour.

Some must come from DVD, as "The Ghosts Of Motley Hall" was obviously from the titles, so no full one of that sadly.
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Another good show today - although there was a little bit of a clanger when he played the HTV ident before the version of the "Mr & Mrs" theme tune that was used on Border. (At least I think it was only used on Border - I can't remember the HTV theme music.)

First time I'd heard the "Mr & Mrs" tune in full, though - and also the first time I'd heard the full version of Bruce Forsyth's theme song for the Generation Game!

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HTV version was 'Love and Marriage', I think.

It was a good show, poor old "Mr & Mrs" though, I wouldn't say it was 'Naff', a decent and gentle show I thought, also "Space Patrol" theme is very musical, and the use of the dreaded word 'Dated'!!!

Shame some of the themes are so short though, but I suppose it's partly trying to fit in as many as possible in the time.
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Shame some of the themes are so short though, but I suppose it's partly trying to fit in as many as possible in the time.
Isn't it the other way round - he has to put so many in because they're so short? Not all theme tunes are available in full-length versions.

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This week's playlist for anyone who missed it:

Dempsey & Makepeace, The Sullivans, Wish Me Luck, The Gemini Man, The Fall Guy, Shillingbury Tales, The Simpsons, Dangermouse, Space 1999 (series 1),The District Nurse, A Horseman Riding By, Callan, 1990, The Equalizer, The New Professionals, Minder, New Tricks, Stay Lucky

Ads - Butlins, Horlicks, 1001 cleaner, Birds Eye Crispy Cod Fries

W. Somerset Maugham, Jewel in the Crown, Jennie Lady Randolph Churchill, Mary Mungo & Midge, Camberwick Green, Mr Benn, Soap, Grandstand ("News Scoop"), ITN News ("Non-stop"), Wimbledon closing theme[*], Cannon, McCloud, MacMillan and Wife, Journey to the Unknown, Hammer House of Horror, Hammer House of Mystery & Suspense, Number 73

[*]"A Sporting Occasion" by Arnold Steck - played two weeks ago!

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