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ElwissAtMemphis 16-03-2009 07:30 PM

This should bring back memories of Sunday afternoon viewing, waiting for the Big Match for those of us of a certain age. You have to get beyond the first verse of vocals for the instrumental break at about 1:40 on the clip that you'll remember fondly (or perhaps not).



I think it was usually the 12:00-13:00 slot. Was the LWT Show possibly 11:00-12:00 ? It was meant to be yoof programming wasn't it ? Just about the first of its kind.

Chobham Eagle 16-03-2009 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by monkey
not sure either,but The Persuaders was always on after The Big Match...........the theme tune still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end,they don't make 'em like they used to:D .............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgLEdvRKAYI

Couldn't agree more! Thanks for the link!

Glaws Eagle 17-03-2009 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by monkey
not sure either,but The Persuaders was always on after The Big Match...........the theme tune still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end,they don't make 'em like they used to:D .............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgLEdvRKAYI

It sounds like Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased).

Which, by the way, also used to be shown on a Sunday afternoon.

Glaws Eagle 17-03-2009 04:40 AM

At the risk of posting a link already mentioned, the full Big Match Theme Tune, featuring Budgie doing his handstands before the Brighton game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsFi_...eature=related

Chobham Eagle 17-03-2009 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElwissAtMemphis
This should bring back memories of Sunday afternoon viewing, waiting for the Big Match for those of us of a certain age. You have to get beyond the first verse of vocals for the instrumental break at about 1:40 on the clip that you'll remember fondly (or perhaps not).



I think it was usually the 12:00-13:00 slot. Was the LWT Show possibly 11:00-12:00 ? It was meant to be yoof programming wasn't it ? Just about the first of its kind.

I recognise the music but can't remember what programme it was played on. Can you remind me please?

Tony 17-03-2009 09:24 AM

Nantucket Sleighride (or part of it) was the theme tune for Weekend World (often presented by Brian Walden - is he still alive?)

There were some cracking themes for current affairs programmes back then... World in Action's was great too, real 'this is important, listen up, we are doomed' type stuff.

Sundays on ITV were great, Thunderbirds, the Big Match and later in the afternoon an action adventure like The Persuaders or Randall and Hopkirk. Then a tea-time serial such as Black Beauty or Catweazle and into the evening, after the dull religious bit, you'd have Upstairs Downstairs. Where did it all go wrong?

Used to love all the regional jingles as well... Southern, Anglia (with its knight on a horse), Tyne-Tees, Granada, HTV, LWT's red white and blue logo and twinkly tune (it was always a lovely moment on Friday evening when they took the handover from Thames, which meant no school for two days)...

All the different matches and commentators...
Granada (Everton and Liverpool) - Gerald Sinstadt
Central (Blues, Baggies, Villa Wolves) - Huw Johns with his ('One-nudding, Birmingham Siddy! catchphrase)
Yorkshire was John Helm who I think did our 1-0 cup win at Leeds: 'It had to happen...'
Dear old Brian Moore covering London Weekend, hyperventiliating: 'And a GOAL!!!!'

'The pictures are from Anglia Television, your commentator is Gerry Harrison and Norwich City are in the slightly darker shirts...'

Happy days...

Nork1 17-03-2009 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Tony
LWT's red white and blue logo and twinkly tune (it was always a lovely moment on Friday evening when they took the handover from Thames, which meant no school for two days)...

Happy days...

Great post :)

Chocky 17-03-2009 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Tony
Nantucket Sleighride (or part of it) was the theme tune for Weekend World (often presented by Brian Walden - is he still alive?)

There were some cracking themes for current affairs programmes back then... World in Action's was great too, real 'this is important, listen up, we are doomed' type stuff.

Sundays on ITV were great, Thunderbirds, the Big Match and later in the afternoon an action adventure like The Persuaders or Randall and Hopkirk. Then a tea-time serial such as Black Beauty or Catweazle and into the evening, after the dull religious bit, you'd have Upstairs Downstairs. Where did it all go wrong?

Used to love all the regional jingles as well... Southern, Anglia (with its knight on a horse), Tyne-Tees, Granada, HTV, LWT's red white and blue logo and twinkly tune (it was always a lovely moment on Friday evening when they took the handover from Thames, which meant no school for two days)...

All the different matches and commentators...
Granada (Everton and Liverpool) - Gerald Sinstadt
Central (Blues, Baggies, Villa Wolves) - Huw Johns with his ('One-nudding, Birmingham Siddy! catchphrase)
Yorkshire was John Helm who I think did our 1-0 cup win at Leeds: 'It had to happen...'
Dear old Brian Moore covering London Weekend, hyperventiliating: 'And a GOAL!!!!'

'The pictures are from Anglia Television, your commentator is Gerry Harrison and Norwich City are in the slightly darker shirts...'

Happy days...

Excellent post!

Martyn Tyler took over Yorkshire commentary about 1977, he was the voice of our 2-0 win at Sheffield United when we had to wear their yellow away kit.

Kenneth Wolstenholme was still covering the North east in the late 70s.

Chelsea v Liverpool March '79 that was on last week - "And away we go, Chelsea in the white socks". :D

art malice 17-03-2009 09:46 AM

Check out the size of Woy Jenkins' asthma inhaler



Chocky 17-03-2009 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElwissAtMemphis
This should bring back memories of Sunday afternoon viewing, waiting for the Big Match for those of us of a certain age. You have to get beyond the first verse of vocals for the instrumental break at about 1:40 on the clip that you'll remember fondly (or perhaps not).



I think it was usually the 12:00-13:00 slot. Was the LWT Show possibly 11:00-12:00 ? It was meant to be yoof programming wasn't it ? Just about the first of its kind.

MARVELLOUS FAYRE!!!!!!!! :lux:

Haven't heard that for 30 years. Scary it feels about a month since I heard it. What happened during all that time? Did we ever get back to the First Division? Did we fulfil the potential of being the Team of the 80s? Did we ever win the FA Cup? Tell me that c*** Mullery ever came to Palace and I'll know you're taking the piss.

Chocky 17-03-2009 10:05 AM



This music can ONLY be followed by



What team's kit was that yellow shirt with wierd sash at Highbury on that intro? Stoke I think?

I was in a hotel lift in Rio de Janeiro many many years ago and the lift music was The Big Match theme, how bizzarre was that? There was only one other bloke in there, some smart black fellow in a suit tapping along to it on the handrail. That is top of the list in my book of 100 best lift journeys.

Tony 17-03-2009 10:25 AM

Yes, pretty sure the yellow sash shirt was Stoke (looks like Terry Conroy, I think). They had a much smarter white, black and red one, too.

That Chelsea goal from about five miles out was scored by none other than Brian Bason.

gold76 17-03-2009 10:52 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Walden

Brian Walden still with us..

ElwissAtMemphis 18-03-2009 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Chobham Eagle
I recognise the music but can't remember what programme it was played on. Can you remind me please?

Weekend World, presented by Brian Walden. We're having problems pinning down its exact slot, but I'm pretty sure that it was before The Big Match. 12:00 - 13:00 would be my guess.

It was basically a round-up of the Parliamentary week presented by an ex-Labour MP (he might have still been one for all I know, but he had a speech impediment that would have normally ruled him out of a career as a TV presenter)

monkey 18-03-2009 07:42 PM

even the early 80's theme tune was a goodun':p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubh9oAR7Ql4

Duffle Coat 18-03-2009 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElwissAtMemphis
This should bring back memories of Sunday afternoon viewing, waiting for the Big Match for those of us of a certain age. You have to get beyond the first verse of vocals for the instrumental break at about 1:40 on the clip that you'll remember fondly (or perhaps not).



I think it was usually the 12:00-13:00 slot. Was the LWT Show possibly 11:00-12:00 ? It was meant to be yoof programming wasn't it ? Just about the first of its kind.

Weekend World ?
I have not looked beyond this post.

Duffle Coat 18-03-2009 07:52 PM

Having read on , now, I just feel like a :clown:

Hedgehog 19-03-2009 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkey
even the early 80's theme tune was a goodun':p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubh9oAR7Ql4

Tune may have been OK, but the visuals were pretty crap.

philaire 19-03-2009 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Tony
Yes, pretty sure the yellow sash shirt was Stoke (looks like Terry Conroy, I think). They had a much smarter white, black and red one, too.

Dead right. Andy Burton's site has captured them both here

gold76 19-03-2009 11:04 AM

A weekday tv treat, league cup final 79 on now..


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