A New ‘Earworm’

‘Vision On’ was a British children’s television programme, shown on BBC1 from 1964 to 1976 and designed specifically for children with hearing impairment. One of its most popular features was ‘The Gallery’, where children were encouraged to send in their artwork. This would then be displayed on screen. As the camera panned across the art works, there was a short theme tune played, for the benefit of those viewers who could hear it.

Having been plagued with songs and tunes in my head of late, I thought I had escaped that when the most recent one went away.

But no. Now I have this, the theme from ‘The Gallery’.

If anyone is remotely interested, it is called ‘Left Bank Two’, and was recorded by The Noveltones in 1964.

42 thoughts on “A New ‘Earworm’

  1. I listen to Radcliffe and Maconie on 6 Music every weekend as they have a morning show and they intersperse the chat and music with themes or associated music from TV shows of my childhood, and this is played at least every other weekend 🙂 My memory is of Tony Hart but there is something in there of an earlier presenter, I must have a dig on YouTube to see if I recognise some of Harts predecessors as its definitely of my time.
    Don’t play this one 🙂

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    1. Jon (below) mentioned that radio show, but I will avoid that in case I get more like this one.
      I remmember Bodtoo. 🙂

      This is the other presenter of Vision On.
      Pat Keysell (7 June 1926 – 31 October 2009) was a presenter of the BBC television series Vision On which ran from 1964 to 1976. She was an actress and Mime Artist.

      Cheers, Pete.

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      1. Yes I noticed Jons comment afterwards 🙂 And tracking down Vision on I was most definitely a viewer, Tony Hart and Sylvester McCoy to add to the presenters. The logo is very familiar now I have seen it again.

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  2. (1) I’m wondering if the logo is a “dw” (to be seen when the record’s title is right-side up) or an “MP” (to be seen when the record makes half a revolution).
    (2) The worm in my ear found the music to be very pleasing.

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  3. That’s the sort of nostalgia I don’t mind. I listen to the radio constantly during the day, splitting it more or less equally between Radio 3, for classical, and 6 Music, for contemporary music, in the afternoon and most of the weekend. Two presenters, called Mark Radcliffe & Stuart Maconie, host an early morning show at the weekend, and they use many old TV themes ‘interstitially’ [between tracks], and your new earworm is one of many they use, so perhaps their show might not be recommended for you 😉 Cheers, Jon.

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    1. That was Morph. He wasn’t in Vision On or The Gallery, but did feature in a later show with the same presenter, Tony Hart.
      ‘Morph is a series of clay stop-motion comedy animations, named after the main character. This fictional character was initially seen interacting with Tony Hart, beginning in 1977, on several of his UK TV programmes, notably Take Hart and Hartbeat.’
      Show this to Sam. 🙂

      Best wishes, Pete.

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