This five-CD collection has 100, full length original versions of the most popular light orchestral British radio & TV themes.
If you know the theme tunes to The Archers, Two Way Family Favourites, Music While You Work, Friday Night Is Music Night, Dr Finlay’s Casebook, Desert Island Discs, Housewives Choice, My Word, What The Papers Say, Dr Kildare, Blue Peter, Brief Encounter, Dixon of Dock Green, Genevieve, Paul Temple, Down Your Way — then On The Air is for you.
CD 1 1 . Calling All Workers (Music While You Work) - Eric Coates & Symphony Orchestra 2 . Coronation Scot (Paul Temple) - Queen`s Hall Light Orchestra 3 . Devil`s Gallop (Dick Barton) - Charles Williams & His Concert Orchestra 4 . Oranges And Lemons (Light Programme) - BBC Theatre Orchestra 5 . Minute Waltz - Nicholas York 6 . The Young Ballerina (The Potter`s Wheel) - Queen`s Hall Light Orchestra 7 . Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson 8 . Skyscraper Fantasy - Charles Williams & His Concert Orchestra 9 . Sailing By (Shipping Forecast) - Perry-Gardner Orchestra 10 . A Quiet Stroll (Farming Theme) - Charles Williams & His Concert Orchestra 11 . Roses From The South (Grand Hotel) - Norrie Paramor and His Orchestra 12 . Theme from The Apartment - Ferrante & Telcher 13 . Beachcomer - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 14 . Harlem Nocturne - Earl Bostic 15 . Starlight Roof Waltz - Melachrino Orchestra 16 . The Windows Of Paris (Roundabout) - Tony Osbourne 17 . Horse Guards - Whitehall (Down Your Way) - Queen`s Hall Light Orchestra 18 . Funeral March of a Marionette - Gounod (Alfred Hitchcock) - Eric Hammerstein 19 . Down Memory Lane (The Black & White Minstrel Show) - Black And White Minstrels 20 . An Ordinary Copper (Dixon Of Dock Green) - Tommy Reilly & Jack Warner
CD 2 1 . At the Sign Of The Swingin` Cymbal (Pick Of The Pops) - Brian Fahey & His Orchestra 2 . Las Vegas (Animal Magic) - Group Forty Orchestra 3 . Non Stop (ITV News) - L`Orchestre Devereux 4 . Barnacle Bill (Blue Peter) - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 5 . High Adventure (Friday Night Is Music Night) - Queen`s Hall Light Orchestra 6 . Girls In Grey (Television newsreel) - Charles Williams & His Concert Orchestra 7 . Around the World in 80 Days (1956) - Victor Young 8 . Theme from Three Penny Opera - Billy Vaughn 9 . Melody On The Move - Queen`s Hall Light Orchestra 10 . Knightsbridge March (In Town Tonight) - Eric Coates & Symphony Orchestra 11 . March (from The Little Suite) (Dr Finlay`s Casebook) - Light Music Society Orchestra 12 . Tracy`s Theme - Spencer Ross 13 . Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman Group 14 . The Runaway Rocking Horse - Queen`s Hall Light Orchestra 15 . A Canadian In Mayfair - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 16 . Concert Jig - Jack Coles And His Orchestra 17 . Piano Concerto No.2 - Rachmaninov (Brief Encounter) - London Symphony Orchestra 18 . Silks And Satins (Emergency Ward 10) - L`Orchestre Devereux 19 . The Honeymoon Song - Manuel & His Music Of The Mountains 20 . The Naked Truth - Stanley Black . CD 3 1 . (By The) Sleepy Lagoon (Desert Istand Discs) - Eric Coates & Symphony Orchestra 2 . Out Of The Blue (Sports Report) - Band Of The RAF 3 . Hit And Miss (juke Box Jury) - John Barry Seven 4 . Toytown (Parade Of The Toy Soldiers) - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 5 . Theme From Z Cars - Johnny Keating 6 . At the Castle Gate (The Sky At Night) - Frank Chacksfield 7 . All Strings And Fancy Free - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 8 . The Red Shoes (Film 1953) - Brian Easdale 9 . With A Song In My Heart (Two Way Family Favourites) - Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra 10 . Ebb Tide - Frank Chacksfield 11 . Saphires and Sables - Peter Yorke and his Orchestra 12 . Tom Hark - Elias & His Zigzag Jive Flutes 13 . Mexico - Bob Moore And His Orchestra 14 . Winter Sunshine - Melachrino Orchestra 15 . Horse Feathers (Meet The Huggets) - Queen`s Hall Light Orchestra 16 . Robin Hood Theme (ITV series 56-60) - Dick James 17 . Guaglione - Perez Prado 18 . On A Spring Note - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 19 . Running Off The Rails - Columba Orchestra 20 . Liberty Bell (Monty Python) - US Marine Band
CD 4 1 . Barwick Green (The Archers) - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 2 . The Dambusters Theme - Eric Coates - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 3 . News Scoop (Grandstand) - Ludo Philip & His Orcherstra 4 . Jumping Bean (Send For Shiner) - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 5 . Pastoral Montage (Windmill Television interlude) - Queen`s Hall Light Orchestra 6 . Marching Strings (Top Of The Form) - Roy Martin and his Concert Orchestra 7 . Genevieve - Larry Adler 8 . Dancer At The Fair - Charles Shadwell and his Orchestra 9 . Misirlou - Martin Denny 10 . Dreaming - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 11 . Parisian Mode (What`s My Line) - Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra 12 . Imperial Echoes (radio Newsreel) - Welsh Guards Band 13 . Alpine Pastures (My Word) - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 14 . Sound and Vision (Associated Television) - Eric Coates & Symphony Orchestra 15 . The Girl From Corsica - Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra 16 . Calvacade Of Youth (the Barlows Of Beddington) - Queen`s Hall Light Orchestra 17 . Evensong - Peter Yorke and his Orchestra 18 . Intermission - L`Orchestra Devereux 19 . Two Way Stretch (Peter Sellers) - Ken Jones 20 . Wheels Cha Cha - Joe Loss & His Orchestra
CD 5 1 . Dr No (The James Bond Theme) - Monty Norman 2 . Dr Kildare - Johnny Spence and his Orchestra 3 . Puffin` Billy (Children`s Favourites) - Melodi Light Orchestra 4 . In Party Mood (Housewives Choice) - West End Celebrity Orchestra 5 . Bridge on the River Kwai - Malcom Arnold 6 . Portrait Of A Flirt (In Town Tonight) - Queen`s Hall Light Orchestra 7 . High Heels - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 8 . Old Ned (Steptoe & Son) - Ron Grainer 9 . English Dance No. 5 - Malcolm Arnold (What The Papers Say) - London Philharmonic Orchestra 10 . Sea Songs (Billy Bunter) - New Concert Orchestra 11 . Parakeets And Peacocks - Jack Coles And His Orchestra 12 . Say It With Music - Jack Payne and his Orchestra 13 . The Haunted Boradroom - Light Music Society Orchestra 14 . PC 49 Theme - New Century Orchestra 15 . The Headless Horseman - Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra 16 . Dance Of An Ostracised Imp - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra 17 . Smile Of A Latin - Symphonia Orchestra 18 . Waltz (from The Three Bears) - Eric Coates 19 . The Typewriter (News Quiz) - Leroy Anderson 20 . Westminster Waltz - Robert Farnon & Orchestra