I have spent some time teasing out all my TV themes and have been spending some time taking a listen to a few:
One of my favourite TV themes, written for the mini-series from 1985, it’s a joy from start to finish. The grand statements of the theme are spine-tingling and – unusually for TV themes – the bridging passage linking the various statements of the main theme is just as good. This Varese Club release is a bit too long to listen to all at once but the wealth of music means that this theme comes up in several different guises.
I’ve never seen an episode of this but I have caught this theme numerous times as I’ve gone somewhere else whilst the OH settles down to watch it. I like the quirkiness of the theme: the instrumentation as well as the off-kilter rhythm.
Not as memorable as the original theme for earlier seasons, this theme (edited out from a suite from the “Severed Dreams” episode) does feature an exciting repeating synth strings motif. Read the rest of this entry »