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31 Days In May: part 3

Slightly more tricky, perhaps: what was unusual about the closing titles from the final ever episodes of:

a) Seaview
b) Jossy’s Giants
c) That’s Life!



  1. Chris Hughes

    May 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Was there a slow, mournful piano version of the theme tune?

    Or did all three involve the cast being blasted off into space, with an announcer chuckling, “they’ll be back!”

  2. Empressburger

    May 5, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    They all had false endings ? i.e They all restarted after the end credits.

  3. FeedbackReport

    May 5, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Chris, you’ve just made me spit out water laughing!

  4. Clive

    May 5, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    They didn’t have any ??

    I sort of remember the final edition of ‘That’s Life’ running over and missing out on the end titles. An unlikely scenario for Seaview/Jossy’s Giants I admit…

  5. James

    May 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I remember the Seaview ending clearly; Yvette Fielding turned to camera and said “I never wanted to be an actress, you know. I always wanted to take night-vision cameras around stately homes and pretend to be scared when hokum Liverpudlian ‘mediums’ kicked cupboard doors and pretended it was a ghost”

  6. Andy C

    May 6, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Sorry, can you clarify – is it the same kind of unusual ending to each show? Or was each ending unusual in a different way?

    Not that knowing this is going to make it any more likely I’ll get a right answer.

  7. Ian Jones

    May 6, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    There was something atypical about the music that accompanied the closing credits from the final edition of these shows.

  8. Matthew Rudd

    May 7, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Was there a live band playing it on set, rather than the regular recording?

  9. Chris Hughes

    May 7, 2008 at 10:03 am

    All of them had specially rewritten lyrics to mark the occasion?

  10. RossMc

    May 7, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    I could be wrong, but I have a feeling that the final episode of Jossy’s Giants departed to the regular theme tune, only performed in Italian, as the lads had just taken a tour there.

    I have absolutely no idea why Seaview or That’s Life would have done the same, but that’s my best guess.

  11. FeedbackReport

    May 7, 2008 at 2:32 pm


    The final Seaview had a rollicking even more mental than usual ‘rawk-out’ version by the band who backed Sandie singing ‘We’re Tomorrow’, no?

  12. Ian Jones

    May 7, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Between yourselves you’ve more or less got there. The last Jossy’s Giants ended with the closing theme done in Italian, a “humorous” comment on a barmy European integration-led plotline. The last Seaview ended with a squealing guitar-led wig out of the usual plonky-plonk tune. And the last That’s Life theme didn’t happen, at least not properly, because of the team playing a “practical joke” on Esther and extending the show by a further 3 hours or so to pay tribute to her life and work.

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