The List: Our favourite children’s TV theme tunes

RT staff remember the soundtracks of their youth


Ahh, they don’t make ’em like they used to… Or maybe they do but we’re all a little bit too old to be watching them now.  


RT has gone all nostalgic on you to present our favourite children’s TV theme tunes from our younger days.

Let us know your favourites in the comments section at the end – and enjoy…


The Flintstones (1960-1966)

The Banana Splits (1968-1970)

The Pink Panther Show (1969-1979)


Mr Benn (1971-1972)/The Mr Men (1975)

The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972-1974)

Bagpuss (1974)

Tiswas (1974-1982)

Jamie and the Magic Torch (1976-1979)

Rentaghost (1976-1984)

Multi-Coloured Swap Shop (1976-1982)

The Red Hand Gang (1974)

The Flumps (1977)

Battle of the Planets (1978)

The Famous Five (1978-1979)

Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979)

The Littlest Hobo (1979-1985)


Pigeon Street (1981)

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (1981-1982)

Around the World with Willy Fog (1983)

The Box of Delights (1984)

Family Ness (1984 -1985)

Bertha (1985-1986)

Jonny Briggs (1985-1987)

The Raccoons – ending music (1985-1991)

Poddington Peas (1989)

Round the Twist (1989-2000)


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996)

Heartbreak High (1994-1999)

Sweet Valley High (1994-1997)

Sister Sister (1994-1999)

Kenan and Kel (1996-2000)