Master of the TV Theme Tune
October 3, 2007 4:56 PM Subscribe
Ronnie Hazlehurst RIP. Who?
posted by fearfulsymmetry (16 comments total)
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Well if you've seen any of the BBC's sitcoms and light entertainment programmes from the 70s onwards, you would have probably heard his work...
He wrote the theme tunes to, among others, Are You Being Served?
, Last Of The Summer Wine
, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
(where the title is spelled out in Morse Code), To The Manor Born
, Yes Minister
, The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin
(brief blurry nudity), Three Up, Two Down
, The Two Ronnies
, Blankety Blank
. And he arranged the themes for Butterflies
, Only Fools And Horses
and Just Good Friends
He was also heavily involved with the Eurovision Song Contest, being the musical director of the event three times when it was held in the UK and conducting the UK entry for seven years (one year conducting the German entry as well)... most notably on this occasion
Oh and, ahem, he co-wrote 'Reach' for S Club 7