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UK TV programmes 1955–1990


Jim’ll fix it (1975)

MusicYour letter is only the start of it,
One letter and now you’re a part of it,
Now you’ve done it,
Jim has fixed it for you,
And you and you.

There must be something
That you always wanted to do,
The one thing that you always wanted to,
Now you’ve done it,
Jim has fixed it for you,
And you and you.Music


Just Good Friends (1983–1986)

MusicWhat would you do
If I told you things had never changed?
We’d find a way
To take our dreams and re-arrange them,
Who’d believe
That we could be in love again?
So let’s just pretend
That you and me can be
Just Good Friends.Music

[Starring Paul Nicholas (who sang the theme song) as Vince, and Jan Francis as Penny]


The Ken Dodd Show (1966: BBC)

Live from Blackpool — it’s the Ken Dodd show!

(Musical intro)

And here’s your holiday host — Ken Dodd!!

A typical opening line of Ken’s was: Thank you, thank you! First of all ladies and gentleman I’d like to say how tickled I am — how tickled I am by all this goodwill. How about you missis? Have you been tickled by good Will? Hah! — good old Willy!


Knight Rider (1982)

Knight Rider! A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist.
Michael Knight, A young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless … in a world of criminals who operate above the law.

[Starring David Hasselhoff]


Lancelot

MusicNow listen to my story, yes listen while I sing
Of days of old in England, when Arthur was a king,
Of Merlin the magician, and Guinevere the queen,
And Lancelot, the bravest knight the world has ever seen.
In days of old, when knights were bold, this story’s told
Of Lancelot.Music


Laramie

MusicThe man from Laramie,
He was a man with a peaceful turn of mind,
He was kind of sociable and friendly,
Friendly as any man could be,
But you never saw a man out-draw
The man from Laramie.

The man from Laramie,
A man with so many notches on his gun,
Everyone admired the fearless stranger,
Danger was this man’s speciality,
So they never bossed or double-crossed
The man from Laramie.Music


The Last of the Summer Wine (1973)

MusicThe Last of the Summer Wine,
The sweet bouquet of memories
Of you and I — as time goes by —
I still remember these.

The Last of the Summer Wine
When passing shadows still recur
Of golden days — so young in love
And that’s the way we were.

We had our dreams to change the world —
As people will,
But now we’re known as the folk —
Who live on the hill.

The Last of the Summer Wine,
A vintage love, a vintage brew,
And now my love this toast I give —
Thank you for being you.Music


The Lawman

MusicLawman. Lawman.

The Lawman came with the sun.
There was a job to be done.
And so they sent for the badge and the gun
Of the Lawman.

And as he silently rode,
Where evil violently strode
They knew he’d live or he’d die by the code
Of the Lawman.

A man who rides all alone
And all that he’ll ever own,
Is just a badge and a gun and he’s known
As the Lawman.Music


The Liver Birds (1969)

MusicOn the mountain stands a lady,
Who she is I do not know,
All she wants is gold and silver,
All she wants is a fine young man.Music


The Love Boat (1970s)

MusicLove, exciting and new
Come aboard, we’re expecting you
Love, life’s sweetest reward.
Let it flow, it floats back to you.

Love Boat soon will be making another run
The Love Boat promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure,
Your mind on a new romance.

Love won’t hurt anymore
It’s an open smile on a friendly shore.
Yes it’s L-o-o-o-o-o-o-ve!
It’s L-o-o-o-o-o-o-ve! (hey ah!).

Love Boat soon will be making another run
The Love Boat promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure
Your mind on a new romance.

Love won’t hurt anymore
It’s an open smile on a friendly shore.
It’s L-o-o-o-o-o-o-ve! It’s L-o-o-o-o-o-o-ve!
L-o-o-o-o-o-o-ve!
It’s the Love Boat (ah!) It’s the Love Boat (ah!).Music


Love thy Neighbour

MusicLove thy neighbour,
Walk up and say how be ya?
Gee! But I’m glad to see ya
How, how’s tricks? What’s new?“
Love thy neighbour
Offer to share his burden
Tell him to say the word ’n’
You’ll see him through……. [to fade]Music


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