Andy Marriott's Television Show

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Mark
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That's a good point, songs are time-locked and no one seems to mind, but if it's TV themes ( and the programmes themselves), different story.

Watched "Dempsey And Makepeace" , "Home To Roost" and "Two In Clover", on Forces TV earlier...and guess who the announcer is!
"A cup of Tea....Tea...Tea"

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An absolutely smashing line-up this week - perhaps the best I've heard so far. It started with the full version of Murder, She Wrote, which won an Emmy for its British composer John Addison, a very fine composer of film themes and "serious" orchestral music as well. Shame it was wasted on a second-rate American TV series! Andy Marriott didn't credit him at all, which I thought was a bit of a omission (other well-known composers like Ron Grainer got a mention).

Other highlights were The Pallisers by Herbert Chappell, another fine orchestral piece, and one of my all-time favourites - "Penthouse Suite" by Syd Dale, which was used as the theme for Tarrant on TV but seems to pop up all over the place, notably in one episode of Father Ted.

Full list:

Murder She Wrote, A Touch of Frost (Ray Russell), The Name of the Game, Paul Temple (Ron Grainer), Fringe, Captain Scarlet, Sunday Night at the London Palladium (performance by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia), Tarrant on TV ("Penthouse Suite"), Sykes, Ask the Family ("Sun Ride" by John Leach)[*], Play School, Vision On gallery music ("Left Bank Two" - again!), Foyle's War, New Tricks, The Mr Men, Pie in the Sky, Public Eye, The Pallisers, Rumpole of the Bailey

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The Addams Family, The Last Train, The Changes, Knight Rider, The Magician, The Bionic Woman, And Mother Makes Three, Steptoe & Son ("Old Ned" by Ron Grainer), Nearest & Dearest, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Flaxton Boys

[*]Not my favourite! I preferred the earlier "Acka Raga".

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It was certainly another good line-up.

Great to hear the full version of the excellent "Paul Temple" and "Rumpole Of The Bailey", but a shame we didn't get the all of "Public Eye", ( you could even tell it was taken off the DVD because of the sound of a train passing by!).

Some golden oldies with "The Magician" and "The Name Of The Game", I don't think I have seen the latter since it was on in the 60's!

"The Changes" is another favourite, although I'm not sure if the "Mr Men" theme was for the later series or not, ISTR the original theme ( on the Arthur Lowe episodes) was a slower instrumental version of it.

Interesting to hear "Sykes" is to be repeated, what channel though, Forces TV ?, ( which he is working on at the moment), except they haven't been showing BBC material, or could it be Gold?

I was agreeing with all he said on the show...until his attack on poor old "Nearest And Dearest", it was a great show, I think he must be a lot younger than some of us though, a few weeks ago he mentioned "Casey Jones" on Saturday mornings, I recall it on weekdays back in the 60's.

Agree with you on 'Acka Raga', by the way, by far the best, and a cracking tune.!
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Quite a few repeats from recent weeks this time, but a good programme none the less. My personal pick this week was I Didn't Know You Cared - also Love Thy Neighbour simply because he had the nerve to play it! Incidentally I hadn't realized that Andy Marriott was a contributor to this forum until about a year ago.

Jeeves & Wooster, Blue Peter, Felix the Cat, Willo the Wisp, Ace of Wands, The Tomorrow People, David Frost theme (George Martin)[*], The Girl from UNCLE, Bergerac, Connie, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Thorn Birds, Coronation Street, Dallas, The Colbys, The Main Chance (series 4), Hadleigh (later series)

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, Inspector Morse, Please Sir!, Love Thy Neighbour, I Didn't Know You Cared, UFO, The Prisoner, Barrier Reef, Chopper Squad, Stingray, The Spoils of War, The Victorian Kitchen Garden, Last Tango in Halifax, Stay Lucky, Harry's Game, Mission Impossible

[*]Announced as The David Frost Show, but I think that was the title of his US series. According to this site, the title is "By George! It's the David Frost Theme" and it was variously used on The Frost Programme as well as Frost on Friday/Saturday/Sunday between 1966 and 1973.

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Brock wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:38 pm
"... also Love Thy Neighbour simply because he had the nerve to play it!"
It would be dreadful if today's narrow-mindedness were to spoil the enjoyment of this delightful pre-war dance band classic.

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