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Great T.V. Themes

I notice from the press today that the winner of the best childrens' TV themes is the theme from the 1960's adaptation of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Presumably the people who voted were all of a certain age!

To say I loved this programme would be an understatement. I often imagined I was Crusoe and played games based on the story. I'm sure any boy who watched the show was affected in the same way. The idea was so exciting and the character of Crusoe brilliantly portrayed (in a 1960's way anyway) by Robert Hoffman.


                                     If you are a 60's or 70's child, try watching this without any emotion.


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  1. Yes it was a quite wonderful programme – am I right in saying that it was dubbed into English from French, I think ? In fact, the voice over was American English with a pretend French inflection, which gave it all an incredibly exotic air – or does my memory play tricks?For real spooky karma – here is a link to the last page I was looking at before I came here -http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=912

  2. Quite correct Alastair. Hoffman was an Austrian but the series was produced in French originally and you're right also that it was french translators who dubbed it in to English. The theme and incidental music are fantastic! On the second clip here I doubt if I have heard that music in more than 35 years but I remembered it instantly.
    Spooky indeed that you should be looking at that article.

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