Various Artists

Themes Of The Century


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A celebration of the first 100 years of British broadcasting with over 60 TV, Radio and Film Themes and interlude tracks on this 2CD set. The first CD includes classic themes from Grandstand, Treasure Hunt, Van der Valk, Channel 4 News, The Archers, The Navy Lark, Think of a Number, My World, The Chase and Carry On Christmas, with many on CD for the first time. The second CD features the legendary guitar music from the Gordon Murray Productions of Trumpton, Chigley and Camberwick Green, those catchy little idents heard on the Talking Pictures channel and music from the Trade Test Colour Films broadcast on BBC2 to promote the new colour television service from the late 1960s, plus test card and interval tracks.

Tracklist

CD1 1 The Mind of Mr JG Reeder Theme - Roger Roger Ensemble 2 Van Der Valk Theme - International Studio Orchestra 3 Wimbledon Tennis Theme - European Sound Stage Orchestra 4 My World/Moody and Pegg Theme - Alan Parker 5 Wheel of Fortune Theme - David Pringle 6 The Archers Theme - BBC Midland Light Orchestra 7 Treasure Hunt Theme - Zack Laurence 8 Lizzie Dripping Again Theme - James Harpham 9 Marriage Lines Theme - Frank Chacksfield Orchestra 10 Pete Wheeler Late Show Theme - Barry Forgie 11 Farmhouse Kitchen Theme - Reg Wale Quintet 12 Grandstand Theme - European Sound Stage Orchestra 13 The Navy Lark Theme - Tommy Reilly 14 Think of a Number Theme - Brian Bennett 15 The Chase Theme - Paul Farrer 16 Know Your Place Theme - New Concert Orchestra 17 Charlie Chester Theme - Oscar Brandenburg Orchestra 18 Blue Peter Theme - New Century Orchestra 19 Living with Betty Theme - James Clarke 20 Cinema Theme - London Big Sound 21 Look, Look and Look Again Theme - John Fiddy Group 22 The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs Theme - Pandora Orchestra 23 Dr Finlay's Casebook Theme - New Concert Orchestra 24 Breakfast Special Theme - European Sound Stage Orchestra 25 Face The Music Theme - London Symphony Orchestra 26 Channel 4 News Theme - Alan Hawkshaw 27 Terry and June Theme - European Sound Stage Orchestra 28 Simenon's Maigret Theme - Jack Trombey Group 29 6 Dates with Barker Theme - Pandora Orchestra 30 Ski Sunday Theme - New Dance Orchestra 31 Desert Island Discs Theme - Melodi Strings 32 Finding Out Theme - London Studio Group 33 Sexton Blake Theme - Vic Flick Sound 34 The Hollywood Greats Theme - Celebrity Symphony Orchestra 35 Man about the House Theme - Hawksworth Big Band and Strings 36 Carry On Christmas Theme - European Sound Stage Orchestra 37 All This and Christmas Too Theme - Sound Stage Brass
CD2 1 Camberwick Green Music - Freddie Phillips 2 Cult and Colour (Interval Music) - Superstrings Plus 3 Palmitos (Ceefax Music) - Richard Alves Group 4 Entry of the Warriors (from Ancient Monuments) - Symphonic Ensemble 5 Open Air (Interval Music) - Errol Reid 6 L'Amour et L'Enfer (from Routeburn) - Paul Piot Orchestra 7 Over The Hedgerows - Johnny Pearson Orchestra 8 Grand Vista (Pearl and Dean Music) - New Concert Orchestra 9 Opening Night - Talking Pictures Ident 1 10 Affair of the Heart - Talking Pictures Ident 2 11 Fly Past - Talking Pictures Ident 3 12 Jaunty Jape - Talking Pictures Ident 4 13 Glitzy Affair - Talking Pictures Ident 5 14 Theatrical Revue - Talking Pictures Ident 6 15 John Betjeman Goes By Train Theme - Lansdowne Music Group 16 It's The Tube That Makes The Colour Theme - International Studio Group 17 Trumpton Music - Freddie Phillips 18 Five by Five (Channel TV Start Up Music) - Regency Players 19 Marguerite (Take Hart Gallery Theme) - Bob Morgan 20 Lovely Day (Test Card Music) - Heinz Kiessling Orchestra 21 Algerian Pipeline Theme - International Studio Orchestra 22 Ardente Elisabeth (Interval Music) - Raymond Guiot Group 23 Are You Being Served (Closing Film Theme) - Andre Popp Orchestra 24 Dangerous Cargo Film Theme - New Concert Orchestra 25 Western Barock (Interval Music) - Heinz Funk Electronic Combo 26 Salute to Industry (from Expo '70) - International Studio Orchestra 27 Disco Shuffle (from Terry and June) - The Bruton Players 28 Country Frolic - Johnny Pearson Orchestra 29 The Potter's Wheel Interlude - The Queen's Hall Light Orchestra 30 Walk and Talk (Service Information) - European Sound Stage Orchestra 31 Happy Day (Test Card Music) - Reg Owen's Happy Beat 32 Chigley Music - Freddie Phillips