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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 January, 2003, 17:20 GMT
Music details: Archive
Cliff sang
Cliff Richard entertains the Wimbledon crowds in 1996

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Then e-mail Grandstand and we will do our best to track it down for you.

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The Grandstand theme tune was specially composed for the show by Keith Mansfield, registered to KPM music Ltd.

Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the original music that introduced Test Match Cricket on Grandstand?

Alan Hughes, England

Ans: It was Soul Limbo by Booker T and The MGs.

Qu: What's the title of the track used as the theme music for the current BBC Two coverage of the Queen's club tennis tournament?

Peter Toft, UK

Ans: Peter, it's called 'Clubbed to death' from the soundtrack to the first Matrix film. By Rob Dugan available on Movax recordings.

Qu: Can you tell me the title of the music that is played at the start of Match of the Day please?

Lesley, England

Ans: It's specially composed for MOTD - written by Barry Stoller and called Match of the Day!

Qu: What is the theme music for the 'Superstars' programme?

Dennis Beerforth, UK

Ans: The track is called "Heavy Action", composed by Johnny Pearson

Qu: What are the names of the classical pieces used at the beginning and the end of the racing From Aintree?

You use them every year. And also the music that accompanies the film, Champions, is that available? The BBC always uses it for Red Rum and Aldaniti etc. Thanks.

Ben, London

Ans: The opening at Aintree was Gabriel's Oboe, by Ennio Morricone from the soundtrack to The Mission.

The Champions music comes from the Olympic Spirit album, composed by John Williams and available on Sony records.

As for the music accompanying our archive footage of Red Rum, that was Superstition, by Stevie Wonder on Motown records.

Qu: What is the name of the instrumental tune played at the beginning of your golf coverage - like for example the Masters?

Richard Goodwin, Eng

Ans: It's Chaseside shoot-up, by Brian Bennet.

Qu: Could you tell me the name of the Badly Drawn Boy track used as background music while introducing each hole at Augusta?

Hassaan Majid, UK

Ans: Hassaan, it was Silent Sigh, from his album 'All about a boy'. On XC recordings.

Qu: What track did you use while showing the leaderboard during your Masters coverage?

Simon Blackburn, UK

Ans: It was 'Shark not Walrus' by Simon Green, from the album 'One off remixes and B sides'. Label: Full though publications.

Qu: What's the music that you use for your London Marathon coverage? I'm looking for a copy to give me some inspiration!

Michael French, UK

Ans: It's called 'The Trap', by Ron Goodwin on Polydor records.

Qu: What is the name of theme tune for Wimbledon?

Shehzad Charania, UK

Ans: Shehzad, the opening titles for Wimbledon are 'Light and Tuneful' by Keith Prowse, and the closing music is 'Sporting Occasion' by Arnold Steck.

Qu: What is the music you use for the start of Football Focus?

Dan Maddock, UK

Ans: The Footy Focus music is called Backaround, by Elevator available on Infectious records.

Qu: I am getting married in June this year and I would like the BBC Test Match music played in the church. Can you tell me what it is called, who it is by and where I can get it?

Also if it is avaliable in sheet music for an organ. Many thanks.

Neale Rainer, UK

Ans: It is called Soul Limbo by Booker T and MGs from a disc called Best of Booker T and the MGs.

Published by Chappell Record No. FCD 6004. Written by Dunn, Jackson, Jones and Cropper. We're not sure whether it is available in sheet music - but you may need a drummer!

Qu: What was the music played during the AAAs Indoor Championships on 2/3/02 when you displayed the athlete profiles.

Mike, UK

Ans: If you are referring to the previous Gold Medallists pieces about Daniel Caines, Jamie Baulsh, Colin Jackson et al then the music was Blue Song, from the album titled 'Dacha Places' by Mint Royal.

Qu: Before any big horse race - when you are listing the runners - you play a tune. It is always the same one and I enjoy its stirring theme. Could you let me know what it is called?

Albert Clatworthy, England

Ans: The track is Olympic Spirit, by John Williams

Qu: You played a song - quite rocky - at the beginning of the Wales v England Six Nations game - any chance of letting me know what it was - Led Zepplin?

Mark Jarvis, Birmingham

Ans: No it wasn't Led Zepplin - it was Wales' very own Stereophonics, playing Just Enough Education To Perform, from the album with the same name.

Qu: Could you let me know what the music from the title sequence of your boxing coverage is? I have been trying to find this out for some time...

Pedro Custodio

Ans: The track is Finished Symphony, by Hybrid.

Qu: Before the live coverage of the Australian Open women's singles final, you showed a feature looking back over the 70s and 80s - what track did you use?

C Swinden, UK

Ans: The song was Politik, by Coldplay. Album: A Rush of Blood to the Head. P & C 2002 EMI Records Ltd.

Qu: What is the music used on the "Six Nations Big heads" trailer?

Nick Devonport, UK

Ans: The track is 'Army', by Ben Folds Five

Qu: Just wondering if you could tell me what the music was which accompanied the interview with Howard Eastman on Saturday's Grandstand?

Nick Tomlinson.

Ans: It was McCoy Tyner - Live at the Barbican

Qu: Could you please let me have some details about the music played during the end of Final Score - it sounded Celtic, with a male singer and instrumental backing. It sounded absolutely great!

Celia Johns, UK

Ans: We think the music you're after was the 'Joey Negro Club Mix' by Raven Maize. CD: Fascinated, Label: Rulin Records

Qu: I'd like to know what the theme music is called for Ski Sunday please.

Caroline, UK

Ans: The Ski Sunday theme tune is called Pop Looks Bach and was voted the fifth most popular television theme tune.

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