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    Best TV opening titles ever - A Coronatime thread

    I would have been going out for a drink tonight, but instead I'm having a virtual pint later with some of the chaps. The other night we were reminiscing about old TV shows.

    So in the absence of actually going anywhere at all for the foreseeable, my mind is wandering in multiple directions, including this one. Just how cool were the opening titles and music of those shows from yesteryear?

    I'll kick off with this one (turn your speakers well up!):




    Enjoy!
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    Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, for the incredibly clever Ronald Hazlehurst theme music alone.

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    The Professionals and The Sweeney.

    In recent years I think the Better Call Saul titles are really good.

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    dr who (1970's)

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    All good suggestions, but unfortunately all wrong.


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    Tales of the Unexpected. Loved that when I was a kid.

    Hawaii-Five-0. It looked so glamorous, Steve McGarret stood in front of a 747 engine. Cool.

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    I think Starsky and Hutch deserve a mention.

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    If you were looking for closing credits, Id go with the Incredible Hulk....
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TzMSfaNXYZg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    This.

    Also, Yes Minister

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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    Tales of the Unexpected. Loved that when I was a kid.

    Hawaii-Five-0. It looked so glamorous, Steve McGarret stood in front of a 747 engine. Cool.

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    Always preferred the Geordie version . . . Why aye fifty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post

    Hawaii-Five-0. It looked so glamorous, Steve McGarret stood in front of a 747 engine. Cool.
    I preferred the bit where he spins round on the top of a high building and then gives a cheesy grin to the camera.

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    That Battle of the Planets intro brings back some memories.
    I found the opening credits for Grange Hill naff but oddly entertaining.

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    The visuals are nothing, but the music is something else

    https://youtu.be/VZ3oIhQ7oyg

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    Airwolf.

    Oh yes.

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    All of the American programs when I was a child came with a huge slice of cheese, often overproduced and overacted but showing a glamorous side of life that a kid from a back water North East village could only dream of.

    As Harry Enfield once said "You don't need to tell me about sophistication, I've been to Leeds" (he was in character, obviously)

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    https://youtu.be/-b6jzOkQKDc

    https://youtu.be/JLLiqbIkCtw

    The Fall Guy and Streethawk are two of my favourites along with Airwolf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgetda View Post
    https://youtu.be/pFMmjgxfeQ8

    Streethawk. Often forgotten as it only ran for one series I think.
    and the music by tangerine dream:
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    I think it's forgotten mostly because it was cack. A sort of ultra-low budget Knight Rider with a motorbike.

    Still, I didn't realise Tangerine Dream did the title music.


    Maybe I should start a new thread for really terrible TV shows of the 80's? Manimal would have to be a strong entrant...
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    How about a bit of Glynis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    How about a bit of Glynis?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    All good suggestions, but unfortunately all wrong.

    You are correct :).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post



    Yes, she was (and still actually is) pretty lovely.

    And "Jane" was a very odd show, even by the standards of the day. Especially as it was ITV (I think?).
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    John Barrys theme in the Persuaders is simply sublime - goosebumps every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Yes, she was (and still actually is) pretty lovely.

    And "Jane" was a very odd show, even by the standards of the day. Especially as it was ITV (I think?).
    Nah, BBC 2. On the front cover of the Radio Times back when it was Auntie only.

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    Tangerine Dream...

    Mother! My lost youth!


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    Ah, BBC2?

    A very odd bit of programming in so many ways.

    I'm not complaining mind!
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    I think it's forgotten mostly because it was cack. A sort of ultra-low budget Knight Rider with a motorbike.

    Still, I didn't realise Tangerine Dream did the title music.


    Maybe I should start a new thread for really terrible TV shows of the 80's? Manimal would have to be a strong entrant...
    I've around a dozen TD albums stashed in the loft and didn't realise they did the title track either If you're going to name Manimal then I'd like to nominate Automan as a close 2nd.

    My nomination for best opening title ever, in fact one of the best shows ever...


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    https://youtu.be/PjVelAcJSY4

    Did love the Hill Street Blues intro






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    Quote Originally Posted by deanlad View Post
    If you were looking for closing credits, Id go with the Incredible Hulk....
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TzMSfaNXYZg
    Oh man, I used to love that. Thanks for reminding me; a real trip down memory lane.

    On a similar note, The Sweeney end credits were also very melancholy.

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    Very much a happy chilhood memory for me.

    The Double Deckers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    I think it's forgotten mostly because it was cack. A sort of ultra-low budget Knight Rider with a motorbike.

    Still, I didn't realise Tangerine Dream did the title music.


    Maybe I should start a new thread for really terrible TV shows of the 80's? Manimal would have to be a strong entrant...
    Apparently they turned down Miami Vice to do Streethawk.
    they are still on the go, although Edgar Froese has passed away he gave is blessing for the current line up to carry on after he'd gone.
    if sat on your sofa twiddling thumbs this will kill a couple of hours

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    Thank you all for the memories, brought a nostalgic tear to my eye.

    This was a favourite.....

    https://youtu.be/VTDOLoDiOcg

    .....but i loved this!

    https://youtu.be/_oHpWw7L3d4



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    Ah "CHiPs" - great stuff.

    The recent movie was actually quite a bit better than I was expecting (although somewhat crass in an Always Sunny in Philadelphia kinda way...)
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    The Prisoner. Made be get a Caterham 7 years ago!!


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    and Joe 90

    They really knew how to do opening titles and cool themes in those days.


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    Thunderbirds are Go.
    Blue Peter
    Top Gear
    Mission Impossible
    The A Team
    Steptoe and Son
    Hancock's Half Hour

    and of course Monty Python Flying Circussssssssss!

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    The Rockford Files:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    Top pick!

    The dancer in the opening credits is the cousin of a school mate of mine back in the day.

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    Lost in Space

    Used to Love this as a kid, watched it every Saturday afternoon.

    https://youtu.be/712ns4jnG-k

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    This takes me back to those long summer school holidays. If my memory serves me righ,t it was on after Robinson Crusoe which OOK posted earlier.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5Sb9AoirSU

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    Loads of great ones so far

    Battle of the Planets is brilliant

    Space 1999 is pretty good:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SpX8bVEmJo


    Like these too:

    Hawaii 5-0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AepyGm9Me6w

    Professionals:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55gpif0a0P8

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