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The Sound of ITV: The Nation’s Favourite Theme Tunes

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 16 Sep 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 38 2015 : Sat 12 Sep - Fri 18 Sep
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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The Sound of ITV: The Nation’s Favourite Theme Tunes
 
As ITV turns 60, this one-hour special celebrates six decades of the greatest musical compositions that have featured in the channel’s best-loved television series.
 
From Morse and Tales Of The Unexpected to The Avengers and Thunderbirds, these ITV favourites have provided viewers with some of the most memorable TV soundtracks of the last 60 years. 
 
The Sound of ITV reveals the stories behind 20 of these iconic pieces of music, and pays tribute to the writers and performers who brought them to the small screen. 
 
The programme includes interviews from stars such as Chris Tarrant (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire), Dennis Waterman (Minder, The Sweeney) and William Roache (Coronation Street), as well as the musical maestros responsible for television theme tune classics, including Christopher Gunning (Poirot), Simon Park (Van Der Valk) and Tony Hatch (Emmerdale).