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Theme Tune Quiz


Quiz I

  1. "Eye Level", a 1972 single by the Simon Park Orchestra, was selected by Thames Television to be the theme tune for which detective series?
  2. Which wartime entertainer was persuaded to sing the theme of Dad's Army?
  3. The iconic theme music to which present-day British programme originally launched in 1978, is "Pop Looks Bach" by Sam Fonteyn?
  4. What's the title of the Rembrandts well known theme song to the sitcom Friends?
  5. Which British TV programme has the theme music known as "Approaching Menace"?
  6. Which comedian is associated with the song "Thanks for the Memory"?




  7. The theme tune to which 1970s series was performed by the London String Chorale and in 1973 won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Theme Tune?
  8. "Jessica" is an instrumental by The Allman Brothers Band - it's also the theme music to which British television programme?
  9. Which rapper under the name The Fresh Prince helped write the lyrics to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song?
  10. Which song written by Johnny Mandel and Michael Altman was the theme song for the TV series MASH?
  11. Name the UK theme song sung by Irish-born Jackie Lee which became a top 10 hit in the UK charts in April 1968? It's sometimes claimed it to be the best television theme in history.
  12. The maypole dance Barwick Green is associated with which soap opera?
  13. The "Dog the Bounty Hunter" theme song is sung by which British musician?
  14. "Did I Make the Most of Loving You?" is the opening music of which British TV programme?
  15. "Breakin' Away" and "That's Livin' Alright" are theme tunes associated with which 1980s English television comedy-drama?
  16. "So Called Friend" is the theme song of the TV series Ellen - it's performed by which British band?
  17. "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" is the theme song to which television sitcom?
  18. Stewart Copeland was drummer in the rock band the Police, for which 1980s American crime drama television series did he compose the theme music?
  19. Realeased in 1984, who sung the "Unknown Stuntman"?
  20. Complete the theme song title: "Tossed Salads and ...?
  21. Who performed the American sitcom Married... with Children theme song "Love and Marriage"?
  22. Which British comedy programme is often associated with "The Liberty Bell" march performed by the Band of the Grenadier Guards?
  23. Which rock band performs "Half the World Away" which is the well known theme tune to the BBC sitcom The Royle Family?
  24. Who sung The Love Boat theme song?
  25. Who sang the theme songs to On the Up, Stay Lucky, and New Tricks?
  26. 'On the Inside', which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Charts, was a theme song for which soap opera?



Answers:

  1. Van der Valk
  2. Bud Flanagan
  3. Ski Sunday
  4. I'll Be There for You
  5. Mastermind
  6. Bob Hope
  7. The Adventures of Black Beauty (the theme tune was called, "Galloping Home")
  8. Top Gear
  9. Will Smith
  10. Suicide Is Painless
  11. White Horses
  12. The Archers (BBC Radio 4 soap opera)
  13. Ozzy Osbourne
  14. Downton Abbey
  15. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
  16. Texas
  17. Cheers
  18. The Equalizer
  19. Lee Majors
  20. Scrambled eggs (theme music to Frasier)



  21. Frank Sinatra
  22. Monty Python's Flying Circus
  23. Oasis
  24. Jack Jones (except the last season, where a version by Dionne Warwick was used)
  25. Dennis Waterman
  26. Prisoner (also known as Prisoner: Cell Block H)