I was driving home from Leeds just a couple of hours ago, listening to Edith Bowman on Radio 1, and thinking to myself that Edith’s is my least favourite of the Radio 1 shows.
It seems I spoke, or at least thought, too soon. Because barely two minutes later she launched into her topic for the day, which just so happened to be my favourite topic…80s TV theme tunes!
Kudos to whichever listener texted in to request the theme from a show that I had COMPLETELY forgotten about….Round the Twist:
Obviously this set me off thinking about all the Australian shows I used to watch – Neighbours, Home and Away, Heartbreak High – all which were good, but none of which have a theme tune like this cracker:
Not many people I chat to have ever heard of Pugwall, but in a nutshell it was about a guy (Peter Unwin George Wall) and his pals who were trying to turn their garage band into something bigger and better, but were constantly foiled by their own ineptitude and the interference of Pugwall’s little sister, Marmaloid.
My bro and I used to watch it religiously, and can still recite all the lyrics to this day.