Sherlock named nation’s favourite TV theme tune in poll


Crime drama series beats Doctor Who and Robin of Sherwood to win audience vote

It should have been elementary, but after some sleuthing all the evidence pointed to one thing: Sherlock has been crowned the nation’s favourite television theme tune.

The results were announced on Saturday at a special event hosted by Radio Times film editor and Classic FM presenter Andrew Collins and award-winning composer and broadcaster Howard Goodall, following a poll conducted by Radio Times magazine, the BFI and Classic FM.

Michael Price, one of the composers of the Sherlock theme tune, said: “Being a part of a TV show like Sherlock, which has reached so many people, is a genuinely humbling experience. Thanks hugely to all the Radio Times readers who voted for it – I can only apologise to everyone else who wanted their favourite to win. I voted for Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em.”

Collins said: “I’m not surprised that Sherlock’s dedicated followers turned out en masse to support their favourite show, and it really is a stirring piece of work, folding Victoriana into a more modern rock-style tune.”

Sherlock beat the 1963 theme for Doctor Who, composed by Delia Derbyshire and Ron Grainer into second place, while Robin of Sherwood came in third.

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