Historical TV shows with a theme song about the main character
June 8, 2014 11:01 AM Subscribe
For some reason, I’ve been thinking lately about the Monty Python sketch “Dennis Moore
”, which contains repeated snippets of a song about the main character. (The first instance begins at about 2:40.) I’m looking for similar shows, but played straight instead of as comedy.
Specifically, I’m looking for TV shows where the theme song (opening or closing) is about the main character(s), where the show has an historical setting. So not the theme from The Brady Bunch, for example.
The only example I can think of is the closing theme
from Season 1 of Blackadder, which makes me think they were both spoofing a show or shows that would have been on British TV in the 50’s or 60’s. Examples from that era would be most appreciated.
So, to sum up, I would love to find examples of TV shows that:
- are set in the past;
- open or close with a song about the main character;
- (extra special bonus feature) mention the main character's horse.