|Radio Sounds Familiar|
|Hello I’m Gary, the guy behind ‘Radio Sounds Familiar’. Every since I can remember I’ve always loved TV and Film soundtracks, particularly those from my formative years that being the 1960’s and 1970’s. I really enjoying tapping into the much under rated genre known as Library music, if you dig deep enough you can unearth some real gems. That’s what ‘Radio Sounds Familiar’ is all about. Thanks for visiting and please come back soon. If you'd like to comment please click on the Blog Name and a comments dialogue box will open.|
It’s been a while since a TV compilation CD release contained many tracks I didn’t already have in my collection but ‘TV IS THE THING’ ( Fifties and Sixties Television Themes) is one of those rare breeds. Containing some programmes I’d never heard of, but the themes are instantly likable.
‘The Pursuers‘ a series that ran for forty episodes (1961) and starred Louis Hayward as Inspector Bollinger in his pursuit of criminals and scoundrels on the mean streets of London with...
Do you remember those half hour Black and White ‘Scotland Yard" case book films shown on ITV during the sixties and seventies and later on Channel Four in the eighties
‘Scotland Yard! Nerve centre of London's Metropolitan Police, headquarters of its Department of Criminal Investigation. Scotland Yard! A name that appears on almost every page of the annals of crime detection. Scotland Yard! Where night and day a determined body of men carry on a relentless unceasing crusade against crim...
As I’m sure many of you will be aware the legendary Gerry Anderson MBE passed away on December 26th, he died peacefully in his sleep after suffering with mixed dementia for the past few years. He was aged 83.
For many of my age this man had a massive influence on our television viewing, comic buying and toy wish lists of our childhood.
I’ve just finished watching the DVD box set of ‘The Ghosts of Motley Hall’. Made by Granada Television, these 20 episodes were originally broadcast between 1976 and 1978.
What a delight, well
written, directed and acted.
The writer, Richard Carpenter, already had a formidable track record, having created the iconic ‘Catweasle’ television series and with his previous work on ‘The Adventures of Black Beauty’.
The music, by composer Wilfred Josephs
is well suited to the series...
Well, he was the master craftsman of the action-adventure television soundtrack.
Throughout the 1960’s and 70’s if you switched on the Box the likelihood is that you would hear a composition from this man. He was the musician of choice for the producers of the most popular action-adventure series of that era. He just had the knack; he could take the programme concept and come...