[identity profile] queenmartina.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] chockablockreunion
On catching a glimpse of Saxondale last night, I instantly recognised the theme tune ('House of the King' by Focus, apparently) as being the very same as that of a classic schools language programme. As did one or two others on t'interweb, it seems.

But which one?

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Whilst on the subject of theme tunes, can anyone think of any other examples which were album tracks or singles before being used as a theme tune? I know there are a plethora of folk/prog and Radiophonic/electronic tracks which have been plundered by both the BBC and ITV for their educational broadcasts in the 1970s and 1980s, and a list of both tracks and artists would be a useful resource for this humble little community.

Any suggestions?

Date: 2006-07-12 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] burkesworks.livejournal.com
None of them. The schools programme in question was called Treffpunkt: Deutschland - and around four years before that the same piece of class Eurorock cheese was being used as the theme tune to a Yorkshire Television-made pop-sci programme called Don't Ask Me, which featured the killer line-up of Austin Mitchell, "Dr." Magnus Pyke, and the toothsomely gothtastic Miriam Stoppard.

bbc schools....

Date: 2007-01-15 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wordy-wordsmith.livejournal.com
I always thought "House of the King" was used for a BBC schools show called "Encounter Europe" that covered more than just French language (German, Spanish etc..)?? I'm probably getting mixed up as I was very young at the time.

Here are some other school shows to remember with a smile!

Near and Far
Think About
Zig Zag!

Oh, did anyone see those fantastic clips of Wordy and the Magic Magic E song from "Look and Read" on the lastest episode of Room 101 this weekend!? Fantastic!! Glad I managed to record it.


Theme tunes?

Date: 2007-08-26 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenchy.livejournal.com
Not sure if it was used as a theme tune as such for a schools program but i do recall Jethro Tulls 'Living In The Past' being played a lot back in the early seventy's before the program started.


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