The Sound of TV with Neil Brand TV -
137,015. Television: nothing brings us together more than the small screen in the corner of the living room. It’s entertained us, made us smarter, and to my mind brought us some of the most potent music of our times. It’s given us a lifetime of golden tunes … TV composers are unsung heroes. (Television & Music) The Sound of TV with Neil Brand I, BBC 2020
137,016. The Persuaders : instantly draws you into a playboy world of glamour and suspense … plucked harps and futuristic synthesizers. (Television & Music) ibid.
137,017. The Prisoner  … Doctor Who  … Game of Thrones  … Blue Planet II  … The Grove Family  … Coronation Street  … Eastenders  … The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe  … Robin Hood  … Magic Roundabout  … The Heck Harper Show [1964 US] … Bagpuss [1974 UK] … Dixon of Dock Green  … Z Cars  … Danger Man  … Department S  … The Saint  … Screen Test  … Farmhouse Kitchen  … Thunderbirds  … The Young Ones  … The Simpsons  … The Jetsons [US 1962] … (Television & Music) ibid.
137,018. Musical scores brought musical scale to TV dramas and documentaries. (Television & Music) ibid.
137,019. Music written for television is a very particular art form: it needs to grab you, be immediate, stop you from switching over or switching off, and none more so than the musical high-cues that have ushered in the programmes were treasure so deeply and planted themselves indelibly in our heads – the theme tune. (Television & Music) ibid.
137,047. Biographic memory: it’s the same for all of us. (Television & Music) ibid.
137,048. Particularly in the 1960s and 70s the themes of the day would often be plucked from the sleeves of one of these – Themes – It’s a library record, stock music, sent speculatively to radio and TV stations, the product of an entire industry … Library music is incredibly collectable. (Television & Music) ibid.
137,049. We collect TV themes like family photographs throughout our lives, they become part of our memories defining who we are and who we once were. (Television & Music) ibid.
137,200. ‘I’d like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love’ … That in the early 1970s was one of the best-known pieces of music on television, not just here in Britain but on screens all around the world. To a certain generation it immediately conjures up memories of the young, collective, young appeal and a certain sugary drink. (Television & Advertisement & Music) The Sound of TV with Neil Brand II: Advertising & Jingles, Coca-Cola Hilltop song, 1971
137,201. Shake n Vac 1981 … Cadbury’s Smith & the Martians 1973 … Channel 4 theme tune … (Television & Advertisement & Music) ibid.
137,202. BBC: Most programmes were shot live in a studio on big Emitron cameras that cost £10,000 each … The BBC could only afford four of them … To ensure audiences weren’t subjected to blank silent screens, they were instead treated to Interludes: comfortingly sedate short films made simply to fill time, accompanied by quintessentially English divertimenti, which swishing harps and cascading violins that recalled the pastoral warmth of Vaughan Williams. Top of the Interlude charts was The Potter’s Wheel. (Television & Music & BBC) ibid.
137,203. Test card tunes have become a potent memory for a whole new generation. (Television & Music) ibid.
137,204. Allowing commercials to be shown on television for the first time: but the Act’s passing was not without controversy: both parliament and the press hotly debated whether adverts would have a detrimental affect on British culture. (Television & Advertisement & Music) ibid.
137,205. US: The Chiquita banana song hit the airwaves in 1944 and aimed to teach consumers how to eat and store bananas which hadn’t been imported into America during the war. (Television & Advertisement & Music) ibid.
137,206. Meow Mix 1984 US … Sugar Puffs 1976 UK … R White’s Lemonade 1973 … Hamlet’ cigars 1974 … Hoover’s bike ride 1973 … Channel 4 ident 1982 … (Television & Advertisement & Music) ibid.
137,299. But when it came to the score, the music that drives the narrative of drama and documentary, it took a while to get there … Music escaped the confines of the box in the living-room corner to take us deeper and with greater scale and impact into the fictional and real-life dramas that played out on our screens. (Television & Music) The Sound of TV with Neil Brand III
137,300. The Forsythe Saga 1967 … Game of Thrones 2011-2019 … The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau 1968-76 … The World at War 1973 … Brideshead Revisited 1981 … Life on Earth 1979 … Trials of Life 1990 … Blue Planet 2001 … Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 2019 … Rock Follies 1976 … Gold Diggers 1933 … The Singing Detective 1986 … The Sopranos 1999-2007 … (Television & Music) ibid.
137,301. A brilliant score can add emotion and tension to documentary story-telling. (Television & Music) ibid.
137,302. Have we entered an era where perhaps music is doing too much on TV, manipulating rather than gently guiding us? (Television & Music) ibid.