I'm trying to find a copy of the theme to "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," a US import run on BBC in the 1980s.
December 11, 2003 4:21 PM   Subscribe

For years I've been trying to find a copy of the theme to "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" a US import which ran on the BBC during the 1980s. Any ideas? [half remembered lyrics inside]

"I'm looking backwards
on days that where slower
and something, something and something dah dah..."

Did it ever appear on a soundtrack?
posted by feelinglistless to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
this one? I guess you can buy the vhs or dvd from there.
posted by amberglow at 4:31 PM on December 11, 2003

Response by poster: No but that's a help. On the actual page at Amazon it says:

"In all honesty though this is far from the best adaptation of Huckleberry Finn. That honour goes to a mini-series starring Canadian actor Ian Tracey called Huckleberry Finn and His Friends. You may remember it from numerous BBC repeats in the mid 80's. At 26 episodes long it is by far the most comprehensive and, arguably, the most evocative and accurate screen adaptation of both the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn novels. Sadly it has yet to be released commercially on either video or DVD. "

Which is sort of the rub...
posted by feelinglistless at 4:47 PM on December 11, 2003

sorry...maybe a canadian mefite can help..i dont think it aired here. This guy wrote the theme--Paul Willson (maybe there's more about him and the song somewhere)
posted by amberglow at 5:37 PM on December 11, 2003

I don't remember this show at all, even though I was 8 at the time and it appears to have been shown on one of the two channels I got at the time (CBC, in 1980). I must have been watching the other channel or out building a raft.
posted by teg at 9:34 PM on December 11, 2003

(Ian Tracey is now on DaVinci's Inquest, which is a great cop show from Canada.)
posted by teg at 9:37 PM on December 11, 2003

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