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sat 10 apr 2021 12:00 

Jazz in Movies #245: English Television Series I.

In order: the title of the TV series, broadcast dates and (underlined) the composer(s); lyricists follow after the ampersand (&), and finally the duration of the track.


1. Thank Your Lucky Stars (‘Like Lucky Stars’) (1961-1966) Peter Knight. Performed by Peter Knight & The Nightriders 2:31

2. Take Three Girls (‘Light Flight’) (1969-1971) Pentangle: Terry Cox/Bert Jansch/Jacqui McShee/John Renbourn/Dennis Thompson. Performed by: Pentangle 3:14

3. The Power Game (1965-1969) Wayne Hill. Performed by The Cyril Stapleton Orchestra 2:35

4. The Forsyte Saga (1967). Eric Coates [The themes are taken from his own ‘The Three Elizabeths Suite’, composed during WOII]. Performed by Cyril Stapleton, His Choir & Orchestra 2:48

5. Out of This World (‘The Concerto to the Stars’)(1962) Eric Siday. Performed by The Tony Hatch Orchestra 2:11

6. W. Somerset Maugham (1969-1970) Wilfred Josephs. Performed conducted by Ron Grainer 2:54

7. Sir Francis Drake (1961-1962) Ivor Slaney. Performed by The Piccadilly Strings 2:02

8. The Sentimental Agent (‘Carlos’ Theme’)(1963). Ivor Slaney. Performed conducted by Johnny Keating 2:53

9. Ghost Squad (1961-1964) Philip Green. Performed by The Tony Hatch Orchestra 2:14

10. The Spies (1966) Max Harris. Performed conducted by Cyril Stapleton 2:36

11. Our House (1960-1962) Ernest Maxin & Norman Hudis. Performed by The Piccadilly Strings 2:10

12. Crane [aflevering: ‘Casablanca’] (1963-1965) Theodore Sakellaridis/Antonios Sakellariou. Performed by Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen 2:19

13. Three Live Wires (1961) Norman Percival. Performed by Bob Wallis & The Storyville Jazzmen 2:13

14. Z-Cars (‘Z Cars Cha Cha’)(1962-1978). [traditional “Johnny Trod”, arranged by Bridget Fry]. Performed by John Warren (Strictempo) Orchestra 2:24

15. Front Page Story (‘The Big Beat [Theme Tune]’)(1965-1966) Bob Sharples. Performed by Eric Delaney’s Big Beat Six 2:20

16. The Desperate People (‘Dalilia/The Desperados’)(1963) Roger Roger. Performed by The Eagles 2:24

17. Stranger on the Shore (1961) Acker Bilk. Performed by The Eagles 2:44

18. Lunchbox (‘Lunchboxer, Intro Theme’)(1957-1963) Jerry Allen. Performed by Jerry Allen & His Trio 0:34

19. Mexico City 1968: Games of the XIX Olympiad (‘Mexico [Underneath the Sun In]’)(1968). Tony Macauley & John MacLeod. Sung by Long John Baldry 2:35

20. Hancock (‘Spying Tonight’)[spin-off of the 1961 comedy series Hancock](1963) Derek Scott. Performed by The Derek Scott Music 1:46

21. Steptoe and Son (‘Junk Shop’)(1962-1974) Jack Fishman. Sung by Harry H. Corbett 1:58

22. Robin Hood (1953) Carl Sigman. Sung by Gary Miller 2:21

23. At Last the 1948 Show (‘The Ferret Song’) (1967) Bob Leaper & John Cleese/Graham Chapman. Performed by John Cleese & 1948 Show Choir 3:06


source 1-13: ‘The Avengers & Other Top Sixties TV Themes [Volume 1’],
2CD on Sequel Records NEM CD 976, England 1998.

source 14-23: ’Thunderbirds & Other Top Sixties TV Themes (Volume 2)’
CD Sequel Records/Castle Music NEBCD 425, England 1999.

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