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When you tell people that you play in a band that covers TV theme tunes, they always say “Oh! Do you play ‘Surprise Surprise’?” or whatever. Sometimes the suggestions are good, but we tend to forget to write them down. So, if you’ve got a suggestion, do please bung it in the suggestions box below. There are two rules:

1. We don’t play any theme tunes that feature singing. We have a “no singing” policy. Not because we can’t sing – actually we’re quite good – but we’re trying to avoid a situation where someone in Dream Themes becomes the frontman. No individual is bigger than Dream Themes. We operate according to an extreme left-wing ideology. Or something.

2. We’re trying to avoid themes that were only on TV before 1980 or so – mainly because the people who remember such themes tend not to come to gigs because they’re gardening or whatever. And we end up playing ‘Dixon Of Dock Green’ to a crowd of 27 year-olds who are wondering what the hell we’re doing, and what the hell they’re doing watching us.

72 Suggestions:

Mr and Mrs. Although there is singing where they tell you to be nice to each other. You could miss that bit out.

• Posted by Lizzing on Dec 10th, 2013
• Posted by Miriam on Dec 10th, 2013

Loyd Grossman-era Masterchef would be nice:

• Posted by James Ward on Dec 10th, 2013

Magnum. And possibly Hart to Hart.

• Posted by Mr Iain Aitch esq on Dec 10th, 2013

Twin Peaks. For slow dances.

• Posted by Brady on Dec 10th, 2013

Only Connect, which is like a more sophisticated University Challenge.

• Posted by Ed on Dec 10th, 2013

I think you should play the theme from The Professionals.

• Posted by Vicwardian on Dec 10th, 2013

Airwolf. AIRWOLF. Yeah? Airwolf.

• Posted by Matt on Dec 10th, 2013
• Posted by SouthernFried on Dec 10th, 2013

Red Dwarf has been suggested.

• Posted by Rob on Dec 10th, 2013

Hi Rhodri,
You’ll have to excuse my enormous love of Tv Themes & yes I have access to a garden 🙂
Here’s my wish list 🙂
Hawai Five O
Mission Impossible
Starsky & Hutch
The Persuaders
The Streets Of San Francisco
The Avengers (original)
The Pink Panther
The Prisoner
Randal & Hopkirk (deceased)
Top Gear
Personally I think you’d sing The Love Boat rather well and if you ever did Sponge Bob Square Pants my life would be complete 😉

• Posted by Andy Houston on Dec 10th, 2013

The Money Programme
The London Progranme
World In Action
Picture Box
That’s Life
Every Second Counts
Going For Gold
Tomorrow’s World (medley)

• Posted by Richard on Dec 11th, 2013

How about the zithery jauntiness of Dexter?

• Posted by Clare on Dec 11th, 2013

The New Avengers is helluva funky.
Breaks the ‘1980’ rule mind.

• Posted by Chris Gibson on Dec 11th, 2013

Parks and Recreation. It’s a joy! I know not everyone will know the programme but I can’t imagine them not enjoying the tune.

• Posted by timidheathen on Dec 13th, 2013

The themes from Magnum PI, and Minder (the instrumental version where they use a horn to replace Waterman’s woeful singing…)

• Posted by Ian C on Dec 13th, 2013

Sale Of The Cocking Century or The New Avengers

• Posted by Dave Dawson on Dec 15th, 2013

Hawaii Five O

• Posted by Rob on Dec 15th, 2013

Formula 1 / The Chain

• Posted by Rhodri Marsden on Dec 18th, 2013


• Posted by Percy on Dec 20th, 2013

Barry Norman!

• Posted by Dave Dawson on Dec 21st, 2013

Changing Rooms.

That is all.

• Posted by BILLY on Feb 9th, 2014

Surely the theme to ‘Parkinson’ ticks all the boxes?!

• Posted by Matt Freeman on Feb 17th, 2014

Jonny Briggs

• Posted by Sarah Pickles on Mar 14th, 2014

The Flambards
(David Fanshawe)

• Posted by dave ross on Mar 23rd, 2014
• Posted by James Ward on Mar 25th, 2014

Johnny Briggs! Please!!!!!!!

• Posted by Lilly on Mar 28th, 2014

I second Changing Rooms. Also I can’t believe it’s not been suggested yet… PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT:

• Posted by Seb White on Mar 28th, 2014

Could you do a medley of The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie?

• Posted by Cluny Sheeler on Mar 28th, 2014

Monkey Magic – the theme from Monkey


Flying Doctors

• Posted by Goddess of Australia on Mar 29th, 2014

actually i didnt type my answer, anthony did. and i meant the part from monkey PRE theme from monkey where the endless eons wheel and pass.

i also though of law and order UK just now

• Posted by Goddess of Australia on Mar 29th, 2014

a few suggestion from friends

Henry’s Cat
Ulysses 31

the last one might be difficult as let’s face it, none of you are singers are you (sorry the kate bush singalong didn’t convince me otherwise)

• Posted by gordo on Apr 3rd, 2014

“The Sweeney”. Both the start and end themes.

I also can’t see either “Newsnight” or “Question Time” on the list. For shame.

• Posted by dk on Apr 4th, 2014

The Crystal Maze please!

• Posted by Chris Nash on Apr 6th, 2014

2 Point 4 Children! The most mellow of all TV theme tunes.

• Posted by Adlick on Apr 7th, 2014

Juliet Bravo. Absolute classic!

• Posted by Andy on Apr 7th, 2014

Rainbow – back in the day used to think what a great cover it’d be – funky flute and ace drum breaks, what’s not to like?

• Posted by Tim Gow on Apr 8th, 2014

Starsky and hutch. Only fools and horses. Blockbusters as a tribute to BOb HOlness

• Posted by Steve on May 4th, 2014

Come on a double dare…how about


• Posted by JOHN on May 12th, 2014
• Posted by Noah on Aug 3rd, 2014

Buck Rogers… bizy, bizy, bizy (the bit after the talking)

Airwolf, Hawaii Five-O

P.s Saw you at Bestival – loved every minute, Bergerac was brilliant. .

• Posted by Matt James on Aug 4th, 2014

Van der Valk! With full orchestra!

• Posted by Helen Ferguson on Aug 20th, 2014

Mr Benn
The Cannon and Ball show
Top of the pops (1981-5) ok it’s Yellow Pearl but most folks remember it as TOTP….
Kick Off (North west football show from early 80’s see below for link
bbc golf theme
bbc snooker

• Posted by Rich Gregory on Aug 29th, 2014

What about the theme from ‘Taxi’?

• Posted by Ian Fairholm on Sep 9th, 2014

Sportsnight had a belter of a tune, imo.

• Posted by Scott on Sep 14th, 2014

the opening music to the comic strip presents where the bomb drops

also the theme music to the jeremy kyle show


the big breakfast theme

• Posted by stephen adams on Sep 19th, 2014

The theme tune to Filthy, Rich and Catflap. That’s got a bit in the middle that sounds like Cardiacs. Do that one, you troubadours.

• Posted by Kung Fu Barnaby. on Sep 25th, 2014

Quincy. Theme from Quincy. Please play the theme from Quincy.

Hi, my name is Quincy,
I’m a little frisky,
I like to cut up bodies,
And have sex (duh duh duuuuh)

On my yacht you’ll find me with a lady laid beside me, is she dead……
I’ll check her leeeeegggggg…

• Posted by Captain Pop on Sep 25th, 2014

I can imagine the terrific ‘deadly’ Dudley Simpson Blakes 7 would rock up a storm as the youngters say….

• Posted by Ash Lamont on Oct 1st, 2014

The Tomorrow People

Monty Python’s Flying Circus

• Posted by Prenton Phil on Oct 3rd, 2014

Howards Way!
Also seconding Knightmare, Airwolf and 2.4 Children.
You guys are brilliant!

• Posted by Nic on Oct 5th, 2014

Man about the house

• Posted by on Jan 8th, 2015

The good life

• Posted by on Jan 8th, 2015

Hi guys, love your stuff! I know you do ‘olden-days’ Grange Hill, but 1990s era Grange Hill would be magnificent to hear!

• Posted by Gareth on Feb 10th, 2015

Juliet Bravo!!!!

• Posted by Michelle Cocks on Feb 20th, 2015

Crystal Maze!

• Posted by Bill Fateman on Mar 15th, 2015

Heil Honey I’m Home

• Posted by Phil on Mar 21st, 2015

3rd Rock from the Sun

• Posted by Ali on Apr 12th, 2015

hey Dreamers!! seen you guys loads, with diggy dave dawson. theres two songs i’d so love to hear caused A im a fan of bith shows, and B you guys will rock the hell out of them. AIRWOLF!!! such a great recognizable theme that is so awesome.
Darkplace its a but of a cult show but id love to hear darkplace, though its not so easy to play on guitar i have found lol. Just got my tickest to waterats as well so maybe if i get lucky… i might hear it.
keep on keeping on from your pal Draven,

• Posted by Alice Draven on Apr 15th, 2015

Do it, just do it.

Love you x

• Posted by Playdays on May 22nd, 2015

Dales supermarket sweep

• Posted by Shannon on May 25th, 2015

Nothing too challenging… just the World in Action closing them, to make the audience sad:

• Posted by Paul Stevenson on May 30th, 2015


Crazy like a fox

TJ Hooker

(I used to watch all those crappy American 80s shows like that and I’m sure try spent most of their budget on the theme tunes!)

• Posted by Daniel harvey on Jun 5th, 2015

Challenge Anneka please!

• Posted by Matt on Jul 2nd, 2015

The Big Country (film theme) although possibly the main harmony on guitar could be tricky(?).

• Posted by John Shearing on Jul 12th, 2015

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Frankly it’s made for you.

• Posted by Ginster on Sep 16th, 2015

A Touch of Frost.

• Posted by Gary on Oct 1st, 2015

Would love to see you release a double A side single of The Stooges’ Fun House and the theme from Fun House.

Could probably get Pat Sharp in to record Iggy’s vocals.

Will send you a fiver today if that would help.

• Posted by Andrew Wolfpack on Oct 30th, 2015

How about Hawaii Five-0, and Weekend World?

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• Posted by Kitty on Aug 6th, 2018

Play Your Cards Right

• Posted by Sam Orrin on Aug 9th, 2018
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