British Radio and Television Theme Tunes 1
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The first CD set relates to some early British radio and television theme tunes. Everyone will know The Archers and Desert Island Discs. But there are plenty of other treasures documented below including my favourite, "Sailing By" - The Theme Tune of the Late Night Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio 4.

Click here to review the record at Amazon UK The Great British Experience. If you grew up in Britain during the 1940s & 50s, the music on this 2CD set will already be part of your being. Many of the pieces included were used by BBC & ITV producers as theme tunes to radio & TV classics (including Dick Barton, Music While You Work, PC49, Emergency - Ward 10, Dr Finlay's Casebook and many others). The fact that EMI have given us digital re-masterings of the original recordings only adds to the nostaglic delight of the set.

Radio and Television Theme Tunes

1. (The) Devil'S Galop - Charles Williams

Dick Barton - Speical Agent

26. Marching Strings - Ray Martin

Top of the Form

2. Calling All Workers - Eric Coates

Music While You Work

27. Coronation Scot - Vivian Ellis

Paul Temple

3. (The) Westminster Waltz - Robert Farnon

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28. Jumping Bean - Robert Farnon

Send for Shiner

4. Puffin' Billy - Edward White

Children's Favourites

29. Sound And Vision - Eric Coates

ATV Opening Theme

5. London Landmarks - Haydn Wood

Down Your Way

30. (The) Young Ballerina - Charles Williams

The Potter's Wheel

6. In A Party Mood - Jack Strachey

Housewive's Choice

31. Parisian Mode - Woolf Phillips

What's My Line

7. By The Sleepy Lagoon - Eric Coates

Desert Island Discs

32. Horse Feathers - Philip Green

Meet the Huggets

8. Girls In Grey - Charles Williams

BBC Television Newsreel

33. Portrait Of A Flirt - Robert Farnon

In Town Tonight

9. Silks And Satins - Peter Yorke

Emergency Ward 10

34. Cavalcade Of Youth - Jack Beaver

The Barlows of Beddington

10. Little Suite - Trevor Duncan

Dr Finlay's Casebook

35. Running Off The Rails - Clive Richardson

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11. My Native Heath - Arthur Wood

The Archers

36. Sailing By - Ronald Binge

Late Night Shipping Forecast

12. (The) Runaway Rocking Horse - Edward White

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37. Winter Sunshine - George Melachrino

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13. Girl From Corsica - Trevor Duncan

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38. Parakeets And Peacocks - Jack Coles

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14. Non Stop - John Malcolm

Independent Teleivision News

39. Melody On The Move - Clive Richardson

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15. Skyscraper Fantasy - Donald Phillips

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40. High Heels - Trevor Duncan

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16. (The) Headless Horseman - Ron Goodwin

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41. (The) Haunted Ballroom - Geoffrey Toye

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17. On A Spring Note - Sidney Torch

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42. All Strings And Fancy Free - Sidney Torch

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18. Sea Songs - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

43. Sapphires And Sables - Peter Yorke

19. Pc49 - Ronald Charles Douglas Hanmer

The Adventures of PC 49

44. Dance Of An Ostracised Imp - (Ernest) Frederic Curzon

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20. (A) Canadian In Mayfair - Angela Morley

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45. Smile Of A Latin - Trevor Duncan

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21. Dancer At The Fair - John Fortis

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46. Beachcomber - Clive Richardson

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22. Las Vegas - Laurie Johnson

Animal Magic

47. Dreaming - Archibald Joyce

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23. Starlight Roof - George Melachrino

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48. Concert Jig - Ernest Tomlinson

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24. Evensong - H. Easthope Martin

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49. (A) Quiet Stroll - Charles Williams

Farming

25. London Suite - Eric Coates

In Town Tonight

50. Little Suite No. 1 - Malcolm (Henry) Arnold

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