Ken Bruce will host a special edition of Friday Night is Music Night wishing a very happy 80th birthday to one of the country’s greatest songwriters, Tony Hatch.
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Tony Hatch delves into the world of television theme tunes this evening on BBC Radio 2.
Viewers of Channel 5 and Channel 11 serial Neighbours have given their view on the reworked theme tune, which has seen the Tony Hatch score ditched for a modern sound. Most feel its a change too far… “my ears are becoming suicidal” noted one fan.
Home and Away of course used to have a male and female vocal theme with Mark Williams and Karen Boddington harmonsing together, now for the first time in its 28-year history Neighbours is to make its cheezy old lyrics a duet too.
34-year-old Daniel Boys – already known to television audiences after appearing on BBC One talent series Any Dream Will Do in 2007 – is to represent the UK, for Channel 5, in their Neighbours: Remixed Competition which pits the Brits against the Aussies in a search for a new vocalist to record a revamped version of the iconic theme tune.
The Bloomsbury Big Top was the venue for a Christmas party with a celebrity twist. The lunch in aid of Children’s Charity Variety saw faces from X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and musical Thriller raise £45,000 for children throughout the UK who are sick, disabled and disadvantaged.