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Vision On / Sound On: Themes & Rarities Celebrating The Centenary Of Uk Broadcasting

    Vision On / Sound On

    2022 sees the hundredth anniversary of both licensed broadcasting in the UK and the BBC.

    This CD set celebrates this and contains a musical collection of themes, spin-offs and songs about broadcasting from its first 40 years, a time when the signature tunes and themes were as important as the shows themselves.

    The set includes such rarities as the full unedited version of Here’s Looking at You from the first public television broadcasts to Radio Olympia in 1936 and Television from the official opening of the TV Service. Full themes from drama and comedy shows, children’s programs from both Radio and TV plus long unheard jingles from TV commercials, and many themes that have never been re-issued on CDs such as the Carry On related Our House, the alternate Warner Brothers recording of the Maigret theme by Ron Grainer, the complete unedited single version of An Ordinary Copper from Dixon of Dock Green and more, alongside station idents and spin-off records like Pat Phoenix’s Rover Chorus from Coronation Street. Add to this other classic themes and station idents, all mastered to Jasmine’s usual high standard. and you have a perfect celebration of the golden age of broadcasting.

    Track Listing

    1. 2LO CALLING
    2. ON THE AIR
    3. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU
    4. TELEVISION
    5. BAND WAGGON
    6. IT’S THAT MAN AGAIN (IT’S THAT MARCH AGAIN)
    7. MUCH BINDING IN THE MARSH
    8. DICK BARTON SPECIAL AGENT (THE DEVIL’S GALLOP)
    9. TAKE IT FROM HERE
    10. RAY’S A LAUGH
    11. EDUCATING ARCHIE
    12. IN ALL DIRECTIONS
    13. THE GOON SHOW (CRAZY RHYTHM)
    14. THE GOON SHOW (LUCKY STRIKE)
    15. HANCOCK’S HALF HOUR
    16. THE NAVY LARK (TRADE WIND HORNPIPE)
    17. THE NAVY LARK
    18. SATURDAY CLUB (SATURDAY JUMP)
    19. THE MEN FROM THE MINISTRY (TOP DOG)
    20. LUNCH BOX (LUNCH BOXER)
    21. WATCH WITH MOTHER
    22. ANDY PANDY
    23 BILL AND BEN
    24. SOOTY THEME
    25. CAPTAIN PUGWASH (TRUMPET HORNPIPE)
    26. CRACKERJACK
    27. IVOR THE ENGINE
    28. BLUE PETER (BARNACLE BILL)
    29. FOUR FEATHER FALLS
    30. STOP-LOOK-LISTEN
    31. AD – WHITE TIDE / MR WHIPPY / MYNADE
    32. THEM FROM ITV’S ‘64000 QUESTION’
    33 CITIZEN JAMES (SIDS TUNE)
    34. THE RAG TRADE
    35. AD – ALKA SELTZER / ESKIMO / BIRDS JELLY
    36. CORONATION STREET LANCASHIRE BLUES
    37. THE ROVER’S CHORUS (TO YOU)
    38. AD – LISTERINE TOOTHPASTE / PHILIPS 303 RADIOS
    39. ABC IDENT [0:06]
    40. OUR HOUSE
    41. THE AVENGERS THEME
    42. AD – COCA-COLA / MACKINTOSHS WEEKEND / SERVICE HIGH ZONE
    43. ASSOCIATED-REDIFFUSION IDENT
    44. HERE AND NOW (BERLIN MELODY)
    45. AD – OUTSPAN / CHOFFEES / SLIMSVILLE (CHICK SHAPE)
    46. ATV IDENT
    47. TWO OF A KIND
    48. DIXON OF DOCK GREEN (AN ORDINARY COPPER)
    49. COME DANCING
    50. MAIGRET
    51. OUTBREAK OF MURDER
    52. CLOSEDOWN – GOD SAVE THE KING (EXCERPT)