Ring Ring

Talking of mobile phones, it’s always fun to change your ringtone to something different to what came installed on the phone. 

Of late, the original Nokia tune has become a fashionable ringtone again… in an ironic sort of way.

Many people choose a popular tune or a comedic catchphrase, and I myself have added several to my phone.

All are TV theme tunes from the 1970’s and when my phone rings, someone of a similar age to myself will pop their head up and say “Ooh, that sounds familiar…  what is it?”

So, here are the theme tunes for you to have a guess at.

Anyone who gets all five will win a speedboat.*

Number 1


Number 2


Number 3


Number 4


Number 5


*Not really.


  1. Alan

    I will leave this one to the oldies.
    Recognise them yes, name the programs no.

    • Masher

      You ARE the resident oldie! 🙂

      British TV theme tunes from the Seventies.
      Can’t be that hard, can it?

  2. Frances

    I am an ” oldie” but can’t name any of them !

    • Masher

      Speedboat’s safe then 😉

  3. David Sheriton

    Well I’m not going to win a speedboat either but I can get 3 of them.
    1) Dangerman. (It took some time to remember. I associated it with Patrick McGoohan and new it wasn’t The Prisoner).
    4) The Champions. Alexandra Bastedo or something? Blonde. Phwoarrr!
    5) The Persuaders. Moore and Curtis. Safari suits a-go-go.

    Number 2 is really annoying me. I want to say Harry Worth although I’m pretty sure it isn’t. Apart from which he must have been 1960’s
    Number 3. No idea at all. Can’t be one I ever watched.

    • Masher

      Well done Dave… three out of five.
      Number 2 is a cracking tune that I heard as background music on the radio, whilst the presenter was doing his nattering. Like you, I recognised it but couldn’t think what it was. It annoyed me so much that I emailed the radio station. It’s Screen Test starring Michael Rodd.

      Number 3 was UFO. How can you not have watched UFO? It was brilliant… in a corny, cheesy, wobbly sets kind of way. Commander Straker of SHADO, played by Ed Bishop.

  4. Brennig

    Got all five. Your number 5 used to be my default ringtone for everyone who doesn’t have an assigned ringtone. So too was UFO, but a few handsets ago. My current unassigned default is Jason Bourne. I spent a couple of hours recently editing ringtones out of War of the Worlds for SWMBO

    • Masher

      Funnily enough, The Persuaders used to be my unassigned default, but now it’s UFO.
      So, when you ring Sam now, does her phone scream “ULLLAAAAHHH!!”?

  5. Toffeeapple

    I knew none of them. I think I probably didn’t have TV in the 70s.

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