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Creamvote #9 The most unforgettable kids’ drama theme!

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It continues…

TV Cream’s Most Unforgettable Theme!

Let’s be clear, we fully expect Alan Hawkshaw’s roughly rubbed güiro to steal the day, but all the same, have fun!

This poll will close on 29nd January 2015 at 1700.

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  1. John Moore

    January 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Well, I know it won’t win but I had to give my vote for Follyfoot as it is my favourite theme tune ever, to the point of tracking down an album by The Settlers (whose name just reminds me of tablets for an upset stomach)of Ebay. I also really like the music to Teddy Edward. Anyone remember it?

  2. Rob Free

    January 25, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Toughest one yet. Had to go with Grange Hill as it sounds like the great long lost Blockheads backing track that Ian Dury never got round to writing lyrics for. I love Joe 90 though (which sounds like it was produced by Joe Meek) and have a soft spot for the others. Looking for the next round.

  3. Duncan

    January 28, 2015 at 4:55 am

    All great, but there’s a Barry Gary theme tune on the list, ’nuff said.

  4. Austin Maxi

    January 28, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Yes of course, it had to be Hawkshaw’s ‘Chicken Man’ (the theme to Grange Hill), but for something a little more mellow, there’s the lovely ‘Reflections’ by John Renbourn which was the theme to the 1981 BBC drama ‘Break In The Sun’.

  5. Des E

    January 29, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Now that the poll has closed and ‘Chicken Man’ has taken its expected huge win, may I admit that I’m one of the very few people who actually prefers – albeit marginally – the second Grange Hill theme tune, the faster-paced one with the piano and electric guitar?

    Because of this and the fact that there was only going to be one result, I gave my vote to Joe 90.

    I wonder how much closer it might have been, however, if “B-B-B-B-Byker, Byker GROVE!” had been on the shortlist instead of Follyfoot or Jossy’s Giants…

  6. Harold Steptoe

    February 3, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Always liked the Lightning Tree(and I fancied the lady who sang it).
    The ‘Murphy’s Mob’ theme, sung by Gary Holton, was a good one too.
    There was also ‘The Paper Lads’ by Annie Haslam.

  7. Richard16378

    February 5, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Is it just me or did the Grange Hill theme introduced in the late 1980s sound like the Quantum Leap tune?

    There is a nice all instrumental version of the Follyfoot theme, with a totally out of place but great keyboard solo, not sitting well with the tradional orchestral instuments.

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