Actor and owner of the world’s greatest voice Matt Berry is to release a new album of remixed classic TV themes.
The BAFTA winning actor who has appeared in the likes of Toast of London (“Yes I can hear you Clem Fandango”) – which featured the Fifth Doctor himself Peter Davison – The IT Crowd and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace – also has a side-line in making music.
Holed up in his own new-built studio and accompanied by his regular band The Maypoles, Television Themes includes versions of TV faves from the 70s and 80s, such as Are You Being Served?, Blankety Blank, Top of the Pops and of course, the Doctor Who theme.
Speaking about his love for the television theme, Berry said:
“It’s a covers album, just an appreciation of a time when the signature tune and title sequence were both important elements within the overall theme, atmosphere and tone of a television show. I’ve always loved these now lost, rare and in some cases forgotten themes so, as with everything I do artistically, I set out to please myself and capture these gems as best as I could and make them available on vinyl, some possibly for the first time?”
The full tracklist includes:
Are You Being Served? (1972-1985)
The Good Life (1975-1978)
LWT (1968 – 1972)
Blankety Blank (1979 – 1990)
Top Of The Pops (1963 – 2005)
Picture Box (1966-1990)
The Liver Birds (1969 – 1979)
Thames Television (1968 – 1992)
Doctor Who (1963- present)
World In Action (1963-1998)
Sorry (1981 – 1988)
Television Themes will be released on 5th October via Acid Jazz Records.