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DOOMWATCH STOCK MUSIC USED IN THE ORIGINAL BBCtv SERIES

Max Harris provided the main theme tune and incidental cues to the original three seasons of DOOMWATCH as well as many stock tracks that were used.
Unfortunately, the DOOMWATCH theme tune was never actually released!

Biography:
Born 15 September 1918, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, d. 13 March 2004, London, England.

Max was a pianist, composer and prolific conductor-arranger for radio and television programmes. As a boy, Harris had private tuition on the piano up to the Royal Academy of Music Advanced Grade, and gave piano lessons himself, while still a teenager. He served as pianist-arranger with the Jack Parnell orchestra, played gigs with top sidemen such as Tommy Whittle and George Chisholm, and made his first broadcast in 1950 on the BBC's Jazz Club. During the 50s he arranged for BBC Radio's Show Band Show, conducted by Cyril Stapleton, which featured top US artists such as Frank Sinatra. He has also worked on many of Britain's top-rated radio and television comedy shows and was involved in a special radio tribute to the Queen Mother on her 80th birthday. Harris' compositions have included the title themes and/or incidental music for radio and television programmes such as Round The Horne, Young At Heart, Father Charlie, Mickey Dunne, Doomwatch, Poldark, Horseman Riding By, The Spies, Open All Hours, Mind Your Language, Porridge, Sherlock Holmes, On The Buses and Doctor's Daughters.
His "Gurney Slade Theme", from ATV's quirky The Strange World Of Gurney Slade (1960-61), starring Anthony Newley, made the UK Top 20, and won an Ivor Novello Award. Harris gained another "Ivor" in 1964, when his "Bombay Duck", from the Kipling television series, was adjudged "The Year's Outstanding Orchestral/Instrumental Composition". He also won the Designer and Graphics Association Award in 1980 for his work on The Pink Medicine Show. Besides his own recordings, he has served as arranger and musical director for many top artists, such as Ted Heath, Ella Fitzgerald, Dick Haymes, Owen Brannigan, and a series of four albums which brought legendary musicians Yehudi Menuhin and St├ęphane Grappelli together on record for the first time.


Library Tracks used in DOOMWATCH: (needs confirming)

Season 1 

S1E01 THE PLASTIC EATERS
Max Harris provides the opening and closing theme tune.

S1E02 FRIDAY’S CHILD


Jungle Soul (Jack Arel, Jean Claude Petit)
Jean Claude Petit and his Orchestra - Chappall DMM 306 36 seconds







S1E03 BURIAL AT SEA


S1E04 TOMORROW, THE RAT


All Things Bright and Beautiful (trad. arr. Cecil F. Alexander and William Henry Monk)
Hymns for Little Children, Music For Pleasure MFP1188, 1967. Captain Joy Webb conducts the Salvation Army Sunbury Junior Singers 











S1E05 PROJECT SAHARA
Mozart Edition MELP093 by Harry Howard and his Music [ME's don't appear to have had individual titles, just catalogue numbers; the 'B' suffix seems to indicate which side of the record was used during the production] - all I could trace was http://www.editionuk.co.uk/vinyl2.htm which explains what Mozart Editions were/are (basically a label providing background music, and little or nothing to do with Wolfgang Amadeus!).  Generic cover shot at http://www.editionuk.co.uk/shop.htm for different background colours!


S1E06 RE-ENTRY FORBIDDEN
Max Harris provides the opening and closing theme tune - 40 seconds opening and 1 minute 15 seconds closing

S1E07 THE DEVIL'S SWEETS
Max Harris provides the opening and closing theme tune - 35 seconds opening and 1 minute 15 seconds closing

Tam tas (Jean Lerie) - Orchestra - Chappell TCR Volume 3 - 37 seconds

S1E08 THE RED SKY
Max Harris provides the opening and closing theme tune - 35 seconds opening and 1 minute 3 seconds closing

Overture Di Ballo (Sullivan) - New Symphony Orchestra of London - Ace of Clubs - ACL 108 30 seconds is marked on the paperwork but only 20 seconds appears to be used in the episode.

Max Harris and musicians Incidental Music - 2minutes 5 seconds

S1E09 SPECTRE AT THE FEAST
Max Harris provides the opening and closing theme tune - 54 seconds opening and 54 seconds closing

Max Harris and musicians Incidental Music -5minutes 5seconds

Around the World in 80 minutes 1
A stock track, from the KPM library, was used in the missing episode Spectre at the Feast during Ridge's hallucinatory battle with Roy Stewart's loincloth-clad African warrior. In his script, Terence Dudley had specified: "Jungle drums begin to beat in Ridge's head and he instinctively holds his ears as they mount to a frenzied sacrifical dance rhythm." The footage may be lost, but we can now hear what the production team came up with as a match for those stage directions:
Just select Gyil Dance from the link below on the KPM CD album Around the World in 80 minutes 1:
"Gyil Dance", composed by Guy Warren (Originally released on KPM 1054A)


 
KPM1054
With thanks to Andrew Wilson for uncovering the information on stock tracks and Tony Darbyshire for discovering the availability of this particular piece on the link above. I also noticed that I can only find one other reference of it used in another television series, and that is Ren and Stimpy Lair of the Lummox: This plays when Ren and Stimpy are on foot on the island. More info about Guy Warren can be found here 
The track was used for 30seconds


S1E10 TRAIN AND DE-TRAIN
Max Harris provides the opening and closing theme tune - 50 seconds opening and 50seconds closing

S1E11 THE BATTERY PEOPLE
Max Harris provides the opening and closing theme tune - 55 seconds opening and 1minute 15seconds closing


S1E12 HEAR NO EVIL
Max Harris provides the opening and closing theme tune - 36 seconds opening and 1minute 12seconds closing

Max Harris composed some “stripper music” for that much-speculated-about sequence where Bradley visits the Club Entertainment Room. This lasted for 2minutes.


S1E13 SURVIVAL CODE
Max Harris provides the opening and closing theme tune - 35 seconds opening and 1minute 15seconds closing


Season 2

S2E01 YOU KILLED TOBY WREN

S2E02 INVASION

Lurking Death by Spencer Nakin features in DOOMWATCH Season 2 Episode 2 - Invasion for just ten seconds! You can listen to this legally here This can be found as Track 25 on MOVIE ARCHIVE - DRAMA VOL 2 DWCD 0192. Thanks to dewolfemusic.co.uk


S2E03 THE ISLANDERS

S2E04 NO ROOM FOR ERROR

S2E05 BY THE PRICKING OF MY THUMBS

S2E06 THE IRON DOCTOR

S2E07 FLIGHT INTO YESTERDAY


With Sword and Lance - World Military Marches - (Hermann Starke)
The Czech Army (25 seconds) Supraphon SUA739. German army musician Hermann Starke (c1870-c1920) wrote at least 800 works, including a number of marches. This march was the first prizewinner in Hawkes 1900 march composition contest. Song sheet available here 



Eagle's Son by Electric Banana (about 42mins 30s into the episode). The song is available on the album Even more Electric Banana

The production team decided to best illustrate California with a track by The Pretty Things who are an English rock and roll band from London! Originally formed in 1963, in the late 1960s, the band made some extra money by recording for music library company DeWolfe. Somewere used in low-budget films, What's Good For the Goose (1969), Haunted House of Horror (1969),The Monster Club (1981) and a couple of softcore porn films. Not originally intended for official release, these songs were later compiled on a number of records and released under the alias Electric Banana: Electric Banana (1967), More Electric Banana (1968), Even More Electric Banana (1969), Hot Licks (1970), and Return of the Electric Banana (1978). The initial releases featured one side of vocal and one side of instrumental tracks. Subsequent releases of these albums generally keep the true identity of the band secret.The Electric Banana song used in Flight Into Yesterday was the instrumental version.

S2E08 THE WEB OF FEAR
Searching through my small collection of library music, I came across this track and it's from Season 2's The Web of Fear. It's called Suspence by Pierre Gabaye.  It backs the moment when Griffiths first enters the mine workings.  

It is available on a CD of Chappell music library cues called Science Fiction.

CHAP213
Disc Category:
Archival/Historical Recordings, Era: 1950s, Era: 1960s, Film Music Styles, Science/Space/Technology
Description:
Cult 1950's-60's science fiction with alien sounds and cosmic atmospheres.
Disc Label:
Chappell
Composers:
Pierre Gabaye [PRS]
Publisher:
Marlowlynn Ltd. [PRS]


You can listen to Suspense here

With thanks to Michael Seely

S2E09 IN THE DARK

Max Harris provides the opening theme 36 seconds and closing at 1 minute

Television Fillers: Dramatic and Mystery No. 57 - Hudson DW 3061

No.57 - Pedal Timpani (Frank Rotham) - Orchestra

Dramatic  & Horror (Robert Cornford) - Orchestra - Studio G LP 59 1008

S2E10 THE HUMAN TIME BOMB

Max Harris provides the opening theme 36 seconds and closing at 1 minute 10 seconds

S2E11 THE INQUEST
Max Harris provides the opening theme 37 seconds and closing at 1 minute 12 seconds

Percussion (Ivor Staney?) - Orchestra - Impress IM 385A - 20 seconds

Selection:
Nothin' Doin' - KPM 1030B - Orchestra - 2 minutes and 7 seconds
Supper By Candlelight - KPM 1030B - Orchestra - 3 minutes and 12 seconds

Mozart Edition (ME LP05B) - Leo Silvestri and his music - Deontology - Peguri, Sidet - 2 minutes and 10 seconds 

S2E12 THE LOGICIANS

Max Harris provides the opening theme 37 seconds and closing at 1 minute 12 seconds


S2E13 PUBLIC ENEMY

 
A recent discovery by Tony Darbyshire has led to the library track Director Lennie Mayne chose to play in "Public Enemy" over the odd, but effective photomontage sequence seen during Geoff’s factory investigations. The track name is 'Exclusive Blend' by Keith Mansfield, and its full, funky and magnificent. It is commercially available on CD:

“You can imagine my amazement when a group of us went for a yuletide meal several years back and it was played over the sound system! It was totally by accident a few months ago that I discovered the track online, having heard another Mansfield piece and thinking "hang on, this sounds very like..." Keith Mansfield is a British composer and arranger known for his creation of prominent television theme tunes, including the Grandstand theme for the BBC. Other works include "Light and Tuneful" (the opening theme for the BBC's coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships) and "World Series" (used for the BBC's athletics coverage). Mansfield is probably best known by American audiences as the composer of the tune "Funky Fanfare" used for underscoring in the Astro Daters series of snipes produced by the National Screen Service in the late 1960s. The Astro Daters' "Our Next Attraction" was featured prominently in two films by Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill and Grindhouse. In the 1960s and 1970s, Mansfield was a major figure in the UK library music scene and recorded a great deal of material for the production music company KPM.

The music sequence appears approximately 26 minutes into the episode. If you follow the following link (enter as a Guest, if necessary) and enter ‘Exclusive Blend’ into the search box you can hear it now for FREE.
http://www1.playkpmmusic.com/pages/category_se arch/database_search.cfm

Season 3

S3E01 FIRE AND BRIMSTONE
Max Harris provides the opening theme (35 seconds) and Closing (1 minutes 11 seconds)

Symphony No.5 Fantasia on a Theme by THOMAS TALLIS  - Conductor: Sir John BARBIROLLI (composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams) - Sinfonia of London was used for 4 minutes and 18 seconds. With thanks to audiophileusa.com for the Album cover. EMI (Made in Great Britain), Stereo, ASD 2698, Produced in 1963








Firebird Suite (Stravinsky)

L'Orchestra De La Romande - Eclipse ECM 508 - 18 seconds

The Miraculous Mandarin Suite (Bartok)
London Symphony Orchestra - Decca SXL 6111 - 4minutes 37 seconds













The Execution of Stephen Razin (Shostakovich)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Supraphon SUAST 50958 - 17 seconds

S3E02 HIGH MOUNTAIN
Max Harris provides the opening theme (35 seconds) and Closing (1 minutes 0 seconds)

Pastures Green (David Snell)
Orchestra - Chappell CIS 5012 - 40 seconds



Early in the Morning (A. Bonsel)
Orchestra - Hudson DW 2967 - 45 seconds

Pastorale Flute (J. Trombey)
Orchestra - Hudson DW 3188 - 1 minute
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By the Riverside (Roger Roger)
Orchestra - Chappell CIS 5018 - 50 seconds
You can listen to a copy here

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Non N/T Records Dubbed (Background)

Singing Surf (Papworth) - Hudson DW 3058

Swaying Palms (Papworth) - 2 minutes

Pink Flamingos (Papworth) - 33 seconds

Bossalena (Ward) - 1 minute 35 seconds
Orchestra - 1 minute

S3E03 SAY KNIFE, FAT MAN

Max Harris provides the opening theme (37 seconds) and Closing (1 minutes 12 seconds)

Non N/T Records Dubbed (Background)

The Raid (Dennis Farnon) - New Dance Orchestra - Boosey and Hawkes SBH 3009 - 3 minutes 35 seconds
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Four Crime Bridges No.3 (M. Bottcher) - Orchestra - Harmonic CBL 640 - 45 seconds
Dark Dockside (Bottcher) - Orchestra - Harmonic CBL 640 - 1 minute 30 seconds
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Histerioso Background (Banks) - Orchestra - Conroy BM 067 - 50 seconds

Foxes Jolly (A. Souffrian) - Orchestra - Southern M65 - 1 minute 10 seconds

Ill Omen (David Lindup) - Orchestra - Keith Prowse KPM 1055 - 1 minute

Selection - Conroy BM 067

Tension Background (Banks) - 47 seconds
A Study in Dramatic Overlay  (Banks) - 9 seconds - Orchestra

Maniac Pursuit (F. Duncan) - Orchestra - Keith Prowse KPM 016B - 10 seconds

Air Power (Sager) - Orchestra - Southern M 611 - 45 seconds  

Selection - Standard ESL 108


Dark Alley (Max Harris) - 1 minute 53 seconds
(This tune was also used in Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 9 - TX: 7/3/71- The Ghost Hunters)

The Account (Max Harris) - 40 seconds

The Arrangement (Max Harris) - 1 minute 10 seconds
Orchestra 
 
S3E04 WAITING FOR A KNIGHTHOOD
Max Harris provides the opening theme (37 seconds) and Closing (1 minutes 12 seconds)

Non N/T Records Dubbed (Background)
Street Beat (Graham) - Orchestra - Keith Prowse KPM 21 - 24 seconds

Symphony No.38 in D('Prague') (Mozart) - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Philips SBL 5226 1 minute 16 seconds

Cool Blues (Mozart Edition) - Franco Chiari Jazz Quartet LP 015A - 1 minute 21 seconds - Daniele Mellier M.E.

S3E05 WITHOUT THE BOMB 
Non N/T Records Dubbed (Background)

Fantasia on a Theme by T. Tallis (Vaughan Williams) - London Philharmonic Orchestra -  Lyrita SCRCS 41 - 2minutes 50 seconds


Concerto de Aranjuez Adagio (Joaquim Rogrigo) - Modern Jazz Quartet - Apple SAPCOR 10 - 1minute 27 seconds


It'll Never Be Me (May, Taylor, Waller, Povey - Even more Electric Banana - Hudson DW 3123 - 1 minute 47 seconds
This tune was written for the soundtrack to the Norman Wisdom movie ‘What’s Good for the Goose’ (1969), in which The Pretty Things appeared; it was then distributed on the 1969 De Wolfe stock music LP ‘Even More Electric Banana’
(This was also used in the Doctor Who story - The Green Death - Episode 6)






S3E06 HAIR TRIGGER
Max Harris provides the opening theme (35 seconds) and Closing (1 minutes 10 seconds)

Quartet in D Major Op. 64 No.5 - Lark - HMV ASD 2644

Allegro moderato (Haydn) - 40 seconds

Adagio cantabile (Haydn) - 1 minute
The Smetana Quartet


Storm in a Teacup (Roker-Rubin, arr. Lew Warburton - The Fortunes - Capital CL150 - 20 seconds (not correct album cover shown left)












Violent Payoff (Reg. Tilsley) - Orchestra - Hudson DW 3174 - 7 seconds

A Radio is heard playing Terry Wogan with Maude Cane in one scene

S3E07 DEADLY DANGEROUS TOMORROW
Max Harris provides the opening theme (35 seconds) and Closing (1 minutes 10 seconds)

Rule Brittania (Band of Scots Guards) - 1 minute 24 seconds

Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) 24 seconds

Now the days of filandering are over 30 seconds 

S3E08 ENQUIRY
Max Harris provides the opening theme (37 seconds) and Closing (?? minutes 12 seconds)

S3E09 FLOOD
Max Harris provides the opening theme (36 seconds) and Closing (1 minutes 14 seconds)

Together in the Night (D. Howman) - Beat Group - Studio G LPSG 1001B - 15 seconds


Lazy Evening Blues (Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw) - Orchestra - Music for a young generation - Keith Prowse KPM 1086 (5 seconds)

The rather superbly chilled "Lazy Evening Blues", the closing track on the KPM disc "Music for a Young Generation" (of which a massive five secondsworth was used in Flood; as an educated guess I imagine it's playing on the Night Ride programme during Brad and Quist's car journey at the start, before the newsflash cuts in). It's composed by library music legends Alan Parker and Alan Hawkshaw. Take a listen here 


S3E10 CAUSE OF DEATH

Max Harris provides the opening theme (35 seconds) and Closing (1 minutes 05 seconds)

Alexander (P. May, R.C. Taylor,A.E. Waller, A.Povery) Orchestra Hudson DW 3123 (1 minute 35 seconds) Alexander from their debut album Electric Banana (1967)

S3E11 THE KILLER DOLPHINS
Max Harris provides the opening theme (30 seconds) and Closing (1 minutes 10 seconds)

Holiday in Italy Tony Renis (Vocal) & Orchestra HMV CLP 1768 - 40 seconds

Holiday in Italy L'Roma Nun Fa' La Stupida Stasera - 30 seconds

Mandoline Magic Sole Mio (Di Capua, Arr. Bernard Ebbinghouse) La Banda Del Mandolino - 7 seconds

Indo Jazz Interpretation Vol.4 (John Mayer) Instrumental Group - Keith Prowse KPM INT 01 - 4 minutes 20 seconds

Italian Hits La Dolce Vita (Rota, Vandyke, Verde) - 101 Strings - Golden Guinea GGL 0112 - 57 seconds 

SEX AND VIOLENCE (UNTRANSMITTED)
Unknown music

Thanks to Andrew Wilson, Tony Darbyshire, Michael Seely and Scott Burditt for making this feature possible.

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