YouTube: Golden Pennies, opening and end credits

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:30 | Filled in Video

I walked in to the office of ATV’s head of music just as he was reading a letter asking him to commission a theme song. He looked up and said: “Hello Harvey, you can do this.” The company wanted a folk type song so I wrote it in my head on the car journey home. When I sang it to my wife she said it was just what they wanted, and then told me to write a ballad as well, pointing out that TV themes were big sellers and my unnaccompanied shanty style song was not a chart topper! Eventually she persuaded me and I submitted both. The ballad was chosen and issued as a single that did quite well. The series was shown around the world.

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