Classic ABC TV And Radio Themes


CD  |  Soundtrack  |  19 Sep 2014

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Take a trip down memory lane with this double album of classic ABC TV and radio themes. Fifty of Australia’s favourite theme tunes from the 1940s to the 2000s: from iconic 1940s radio programs like Blue Hills and The Country Hour – shows that brought the nation together – to cutting edge news and current affairs with Four Corners, Lateline, Foreign Correspondent and the 7.30 Report; from the powerful TV drama of The Onedin Line and Silent Witness to comedy favourites The Vicar of Dibley and Monty Python’s Flying Circus: the music captures the heart and soul of the show. This collection allows us not only to revisit the pleasures of the past, but also to admire the artistry and skill of the composers who create them: in just a few brief moments, a theme tune has to catch and keep the listener’s attention, put us in the right mood, fix itself in our memories, and, above all, be a pleasure to hear – all this, often in as little as 30 seconds! Composers like Bruce Smeaton, George Dreyfus and Rick Turk deserve to be celebrated, and ABC Classics is proud to give them this opportunity to step into the spotlight.

There is also music by more familiar composers – Beethoven, Vivaldi, Schubert and Strauss, to name just a few: their music already has a rich life in the concert hall, but there is a special magic in choosing just the right piece for the right show. This album features a selection of theme tunes from the classical music world, in their original full-length versions. Dip in for your favourites, or enjoy the full journey through 60 years of ABC programs. These classic TV and radio themes have become a part of our lives, and this fascinating collection is sure to captivate and delight.


Title: Classic ABC TV And Radio Themes

Format: CD

Release Date: 19 Sep 2014

Artist: Soundtrack

Sku: 2277726

Catalogue No: 4811267

Category: Soundtrack

Disc Count: 2



ABC Radio News Theme (Majestic Fanfare)

Brideshead Revisited

Your Requests

Late Night Live

Books and Writing

The Vicar of Dibley

The Timeless Land

Gardening Australia

Patrol Boat

Four Corners

Gardening Australia

Foreign Correspondent

7.30 Report



Silent Witness

Sunday Afternoon

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Seven Little Australians

Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Bill Peach’s Holiday

Weekend Magazine




Pot Black

Mother and Son

The Onedin Line


All Creatures Great and Small

Waiting for God

Edward and Mrs Simpson

Music for Pleasure

Sporting Highlights

The Argonauts

Country Hour

Hospital Half Hour

Mr Squiggle

Bananas in Pyjamas

Play School

A Gondola on the Murray

Music Deli

New Music Australia

Power without Glory

For the God Who Sings

2000 Olympics


Blue Hills

Riley Ace of Spies