FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room

Produced by Granada TV for the ITV network, the sitcom The Cuckoo Waltz was written by Geoffrey Lancashire and John G. Temple, and produced by Bill Gilmore and Brian Armstrong.

The first three series aired 1975 – 1977, with the final series airing during the summer of 1980.

Local news reporter Chris Hawthorne (David Roper) and his wife Fliss (Diane Keen) live a simple life with few possessions. They take in lodger Gavin Rumsey (Lewis Collins) to ease their financial problems.

VIDEO: The Cuckoo Waltz opening titles and closing credits (series 2). TX DATE: 8th July 1976. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc. VREF: 26300-01.

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[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: the clip features elements from episode 1 of series 2.

Starting with the usual pre-programme ident, for the ITV regional company that produced the programme – in this case Granada.

The titles are a simple affair, featuring photographs of the three main cast members – Diane Keen, David Roper and Lewis Collins – accompanied by the memorable theme tune by Derek Hilton.

The closing credits appear to be a paper roller, with the production credits printed in red.

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PICTURED: The Cuckoo Waltz opening titles. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc.

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