NB: A friend let me know that they had trouble viewing the clips posted below on their browser (Firefox). Just for info, I use Chrome and they all work fine… I’d be interested to know if anyone else has any viewing problems? Thanks…
Ahhhh, the curse of ageing is nostalgia: half-remembering all those long-lost joys of childhood!!! We’ve all been there, right?
Well… thanks to the wonderful world of the Internet, and the capacious vault that is YouTube (and the likes), us modern middle-agers are able to relive all our past TV favourites in their embarrassing, wince-inducing, “I-really-remembered-it-being-better-than-that”, cheese-tastic glory!
So, I thought I’d post some title sequences from TV shows that I enjoyed (and, occasionally, endured) as a child of the 70/80′s. Some of these shows are classics, some hold up in quality even today, and some kick brutal ass (The Equalizer, anyone?). Some, on the other hand, are f***ing atrocious (ahem, Automan) But all brought a BIG grin to my face and, frankly, I think TV music from these era was infinitely more memorable and damn flippin’ funky!!!
The question is: how many do you admit to remembering?!
The Persuaders! (1971):
The Streets Of San Francisco (1972-1977):
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978):
Space: 1999 (1975-1977):
Starsky & Hutch (1975-1979):
The New Avengers (1976-1977):
The Red Hand Gang (1977):
The Professionals (1977-1983):
The Return Of The Saint (1978):
Blake’s 7 (1978-1981):
Diff’rent Strokes (1978-1986):
Sapphire & Steel (1979-1982):
The Duke’s Of Hazzard (1979-1985):
The Adventure Game (1980-1986):
The Day Of The Triffids (1981):
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (1981):
The Fall Guy (1981-1986):
Police Squad! (1982):
Matt Houston (1982-1985):
Knight Rider (1982-1986):
TJ Hooker (1982-1986):
Street Hawk (1985):
Dempsey & Makepeace (1985-1986):
The Equalizer (1985-1989):
Perfect Strangers (1986-1993):