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Ivanhoe (adventure, starring Roger Moore)

    (Syndicated, 1958;
     Syndicated, 1972)

    [as a young man, the once and future "James Bond", Roger Moore,
     starred as the romantic hero of this fictional adventure -- known
     as "Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe"; the series was produced by British
     Independent Television (ITC) with backing from the U.S. company
     Screen Gems, which distributed its release in syndication in 
     the United States;

     It was based upon the hero of an 1819 Scottish novel by Walter
     Scott involving intrigues within the British court of Richard I;

     Ivanhoe was also the subject of several films -- including
     a 1952 MGM film with Robert Taylor in the lead role, which
     was scored by Miklos Rozsa;

     This TV series was re-released in 1972 during the years when
     "James Bond" films starring Moore hit the theatre screens.
     
     Another British-produced movie version of Ivanhoe was released
     in 1982 scored by Allyn Ferguson]


Opening & Closing Theme: "Ivanhoe"

    [aka: "Ivanhoe Theme";
     aka: "Ivanhoe Tune";

     Although a music credit in Craig Pattillo's book
     "TV Theme Soundtrack Directory" lists Edwin Thomas Astley
     as composer of this series THEME, contributor Jim Marshal
     dug a bit deeper and, after corresponding with ASCAP, 
     verified the 1958 composer of the vocal THEME song
     was a relative unknown -- Ben Berenberg; 
     
     So why was Astley credited in the book on TV themes?
     An opening horn fanfare spliced onto the song may have 
     been an Edwin Astley cue, since he is given credit in
     ASCAP as composer of some "Ivanhoe Cues."]

     Composer: Ben Ross Berenberg (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Colgems-EMI Music (ASCAP)

     2006 Publisher: Colgems-EMI Music (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of New York, NY]

     U.S. Copyright Date:
     
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