Included on this page are a selection of some of the more popular
Theme or Signature Tunes used on Radio 4 over the years.
* Opening Theme early 1970's A Skipping Tune by Fritz Spiegl
* Opening Theme 1973 - Present UK Theme by Fritz Spiegl (Note - BBC link) The full 5 minute medley includes Rule Britannia, Danny Boy, Scotland the Brave, Men of Harlech and What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor.
* The Navy Lark; a popular comedy about the Senior Service ran from 1959 to 1977. It was set aboard the HMS Troughtbridge. The cast included Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. The theme was played by Tommy Reilly and composed by Reilly/Moody.
* Desert Island Discs By The Sleepy Lagoon by the London Symphony Orchestra
* Down Your Way Beginning in March 1962 presented by Franklin Englemann, from 1972 to 1987 it was compered by Brian "Johnners" Johnston. The Horseguards - Whitehall by the Queens Hall Light Orchestra
* Archers; Barwick Green recorded by Sidney Torch & His Orchestra 1951.
* Sailing By (prior to late shipping forecast) written by Ronald Binge and performed by The Perry Gamer Orchestra