Theme songs/lyrics/intros of
UK TV programmes 1955–1990

Adam Adamant Lives: 1967

MusicAdam Adamant — Adam Adamant,
Bold as a knight in white armour,
Cold as a shot from a gun,
If you should look
For a man who loves danger,
To whom love is a stranger,
This man is the one
Adam Adamant — Adam Adamant!Music

Closing theme:

MusicAdam Adamant — Adam Adamant,
Are our worlds so far apart?
Reaching for your heart was as reaching for a star,
Is it that I arise too late?
Instrument of fate,
Is that all you are?

In one simple breath, you may think he’s a charmer
But death is a life he has known,
If you want love and your years filled with laughter
And content ever after,
Leave this man alone — Adam Adamant!
Leave this man alone — Adam Adamant!
Leave this man alone!Music

The Addams Family

MusicThey’re creepy and they’re kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They’re altogether ooky,
The Addams Family.

Their house is a museum
Where people come to see ’em,
They really are a screa-am,
The Addams Family.

Neat — Sweet — Petite.

So get a witch’s shawl on,
A broomstick you can crawl on,
We’re gonna pay a call on
The Addams Family.Music

The Adventure Game (1980–1986: BBC)

Many light years away, on the far side of the galaxy, in a region often visited by time travellers, lies Arg — a small planet of little consequence.

The Argons — a polite race — nevertheless have a regrettable sense of humour, and enjoy testing the wit and perspicacity of any visitors. This testing of alien intelligences has become a rather popular pastime for the Argons, and it’s one of their top-rated television shows!

Now, thanks to the miracle of hyper-space laser relays, we can link-up with Argovision — as another party of earth visitors is about to set foot on the planet and encounter its problems for the very first time.

Argovision announcer: Hello, good evening! Our extra-planetary visitors have in fact, just disembarked from their shuttle….

Agony (1979)

(With Maureen Lipman as Agony Aunt Jane Lucas. Theme song “Agony”, sung by Babs Fletcher))

Music I’m sixteen and I’m feeling kind of on the shelf,
Sometimes I get a funny pain,
My boyfriend likes my girlfriend and I cry in vain,
Please help me in my agony,
Dear Jane, Dear Jane, Dear Jane.

I’ve always liked my food and now I’m sixteen stone,
I’m very, very small around the chest,
My husband’s always drunk, it’s driving me insane,
Please help me in my agony,
Dear Jane, Dear Jane, Dear Jane.

Agon-y-y-y-y-y, Agon-y-y-y-y-y, Agon-y-y-y-y-y….

I can answer all the problems that they bring to me,
But dealing with my own is not the same,
I can help everybody but I can’t help me,
Please help me in my agony,
Dear Jane, Dear Jane, Dear Jane.

Agon-y-y-y-y-y, Agon-y-y-y-y-y, Agon-y-y-y-y-y….Music

Alias Smith and Jones (1970s)

Narrator: Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, the two most successful outlaws in the history of the west. And in all the trains and banks they robbed, they never shot anyone. This made our two latter-day Robin Hoods very popular … with everyone, but the railroads and the banks.

Kid: There’s one thing we gotta get, Heyes.

Heyes: What’s that?

Kid: Outta this business.

[Shot of Heyes and Kid discussing the governor’s offer of amnesty with Sheriff Lom Trevors]

Sheriff: The governor can’t come flat out and give you amnesty now. First you gotta prove you deserve it.

Heyes: Ahh! So, all we have to do is just stay outta trouble ’til the governor figures we deserve amnesty.

Kid: But, in the meantime, we’ll still be wanted?!

Sheriff: Well, that’s true. ’Til then only you, me and the governor’ll know about it. It’ll be our secret.

[Heyes and Kid ride off furiously …. with a posse in pursuit]

Heyes: I sure wish the governor would let a few more people in on our secret!

Narrator: Alias Smith and Jones — starring Pete Duel and Ben Murphy.

[Narrated by Roger Davis]

All in the Family: 1970s

MusicBoy! the way Glen Miller played
Songs that made the hit parade,
Guys like us we had it made,
Those were the days.

And you knew who you were then,
Girls were girls and men were men,
Mister we could use a man
Like Herbert Hoover again.

Didn’t need no welfare state,
Everybody pulled his weight,
Gee our old LaSalle ran great,
Those were the days.Music

[Tune: “Those were the Days” by Charles Stouse and Lee Adams]

Alvin and the Chipmunks (1950s/1960s)

MusicWatch out ’cause here we come,
It’s been a while but we’re back with style,
So get set to have some fun,
We’ll bring you action and satisfaction.

We’re the chipmunks,
We’re the chipmunks,
Guaranteed to brighten your day.

When you feel like a laugh
Give us a call we’ll give you a roll
And if you feel like a song
Tune in to us and sing right along.

We’re the chipmunks,
Coming on stronger than ever before,
We’re the chipmunks
Alvin, Simon, Theodore!Music

Andy Pandy (1950)

Each episode began with:

MusicAndy Pandy is coming to play, la, la-la, la, la-la,
Andy Pandy’s here today, la, la-la, la-la.Music

and ended with:

Music Time to stop play, just for today,
Andy and Teddy must now go away.
Time to stop play, just for today
Andy is waving goodbye …, goodbye …, goodbye.Music

The Andy Williams Show (1962–1967)

Opening theme:

MusicMoon River, wider than a mile,
I’m crossing you in style some day,
Oh, dream-maker, you heart-breaker,
Wherever you’re going I’m going your way,
Two drifters off to see the world,
There’s such a lot of world to see,
We’re after the same rainbow’s end,
Waiting ’round the bend,
My Huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.Music

Closing theme:

MusicMay each day of the week be a good day,
May the Lord always watch over you,
And may all of your hopes turn to wishes,
And may all of your wishes come true.

May each day of the month be a good day,
May you make friends with each one you meet,
And may all of your day dreams be memories,
And may all of your memories be sweet.

The weeks turn to months, and the months into years,
There’ll be sadness and joy, there’ll be laughter and tears,
But one thing I pray to the Heavens above:
May each of your days be a day full of love.

May each day in the year be a good day,
May each dawn find you happy and gay,
And may all of your days be as lovely
As the one you share with me today,
May each day in your life be a good day,
And good night!Music

Annie Oakley (1957–8)

Annie Oakley hits the entertainment bullseye every week —
with her hard ridin’, quick shootin’ and suspense!

Are you being served? (1972–85)

MusicGround floor: Perfumery,
Stationery and leather goods,
Wigs and haberdashery,
Kitchenware and food….
Going up!

First floor: Telephones,
Gents’ ready-made suits,
Shirts, socks, ties, hats,
Underwear and shoes….
Going up!

Second floor: Carpets,
Travel goods and bedding,
Material, soft furnishings,
Restaurant and teas….
Going down!Music

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