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Old 06-05-2012, 21:56
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Monkey-both the opening and closing themes.
Sweeney -loved the way they reprised the opening theme melody in the closing theme, but made it all mellow and gentle, rather than punchy and aggressive as at the start. It helped you wind down at the end, and reflected the fact the stories often left you in a thoughtful and slightly sad mood at the end.
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Old 06-05-2012, 22:00
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Waterloo Road. I just have to jam out when I hear it.
Doctor Who without a shadow of a doubt is my favourite though.
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Old 06-05-2012, 22:01
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I know it's a cover and not an original but I love the song from Lead Ballon
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Old 06-05-2012, 22:02
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers


If that theme doesn't make you want to kick someone's head in, nothing will.
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Old 06-05-2012, 22:19
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I also agree on the Persuaders theme which reminds me of the brilliant Protectors theme.
Yep. The Persuaders wins for me.
And when, at work, when we're all feeling a bit down. I reach for my phone and play the theme from Terry and June.
That cheers us all up. ...and luckily we don't have to watch it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 22:20
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Friends
Cheers
Men Behaving Badly
Grange Hill 1990 onwards
Seinfeld (although not really a title theme, more of a tune used in the background and in the credits)
South Park (season 6-11)
The Simpsons
EastEnders
Coronation Street
Brookside
The Royle Family
How I Met Your Mother
BBC News 24 - 1997 flags
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Old 06-05-2012, 22:38
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Grange Hill 1990 onwards
For me, you can't beat the theme tune Grange Hill had for its first 9-10 years (can't remember exactly when they ditched it). It was quite an odd little thing-and I loved those comic-strip credits that went it (that young Michael Jackson lookalike's face, when the sausage on the fork comes flying onto his table! Priceless!).
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Old 06-05-2012, 22:41
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They are both good theme tunes and both represent different eras of the show. Seeing as I watched the show when it used the 1990 theme tune that's the one I prefer, but I do think it's a better theme tune than the original one anyway. Remember, the original theme tune was used for the first 10 years but the second theme was used for 17 years, so more people are likely to remember it over the original.

They brought back the original theme for the last series when it reverted to being more slapstick and comedic under the new CBBC target audience. Phil Redmond actually publicly stated they should just axe it because he wanted it to become more dramatic and obviously this was the exact opposite of what he wanted!
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Old 06-05-2012, 22:48
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They don't make 'em like they used to - no point nowadays as they get talked over by the announcers advertising the next programme.

Here's a few from the past

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBYti...ture=endscreen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=JVSpj1Dg6YA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tf7rxlKoc4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryyBa4dgCG0
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Old 06-05-2012, 23:02
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Chorlton and the Wheelies
The Flumps
Taggart
Brookside
Auf Wiedersehen (All Series)
Dallas
Roobarb and Custard
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Old 06-05-2012, 23:08
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Sorry to be pedantic - but The OP asked for favourite "Theme songs" - so they must have lyrics and be sung.

Which make this is a fantastic topic actually.

Thinking about shows which only had "original" songs - and didn't use existing ones..

The Hanna Barbera cartoons all had great songs.
Minder (write da feem toon etc)
Family Guy / American Dad
Only Fools
Cheers

But the best of all (for me) is...The Beverly Hillbillies.
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Old 06-05-2012, 23:11
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Dawsons Creek ('I dont wanna wait' - really do love the song)
CSI NY (Baba O'riley)
Malcolm in the middle
Father Ted
OFAH
Grange Hill theme from around 2000
Surprise Surprise
City Guys (C I T Y you can see why...roll with the city guys..)
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Old 06-05-2012, 23:11
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http://themes.wavethemes.net/themt-b3.htm

Link to an excellent website with hundreds of downloadable theme songs (and tunes)
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Old 06-05-2012, 23:50
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Just remembered the original Baywatch theme by Peter Cetera.

Somebody above mentioned the Brookside theme, good shout, especially the original version.

I really liked the Liverbirds theme, and obviously The Likely Lads theme.
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Old 06-05-2012, 23:51
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'Miami Vice' is a classic from the 80s, and I quite like the current 'Haven' theme. Too few US series do proper themes nowadays.

Oops, just realised I'm in the UK TV forum. Can't think of a single standout UK TV theme.
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Old 07-05-2012, 00:12
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Noel's House Party
Top Gear
Grandstand
South Bank Show
Blockbusters
Poddington Peas
Have I Got News For You
Thunderbirds
Neighbours
Ready Steady Cook (especially the last 60 sec tune)
Crystal Maze
Men Behaving Badly
Phoenix Nights (for its simplicity)
BBC Snooker
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Old 07-05-2012, 00:42
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Only Fools and Horses
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (that's a US show though but I like the theme!)
One Foot In The Grave
Fawlty Towers
Poirot
Keeping Up Appearances
Heartbeat (I used to love that theme when I was younger!)
The IT Crowd

Can't think of any others
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:17
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I have the theme from Trueblood on my ipod
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:31
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The original Torchwood theme.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:42
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Mine are:

The Equaliser
Watching
Grange Hill
Supergran
Dangermouse
The Professionals
The Young Ones
Minder
Auf Wiedersehen Pet (all of the early ones)
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
Taggart (original sung by the woman with the husky voice!)

There are more I'm sure so I could be adding to my list
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:12
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Just want to add Forbrydelsen and The Bridge
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:20
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Follyfoot (Lightning Tree)
Ace of Wands
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:38
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Boon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5XWm...eature=related

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I3Xp...eature=related

Follyfoot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqwJo...eature=related

White Horses
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtCNbERKvMs

Big Deal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqhnzVPY4sA
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:57
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The Bill
Maid Marian & Her Merry Men
Last Of The Summer Wine
Red Dwarf
Men Behaving Badly
Blackadder
Miranda
Not Going Out
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:59
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