The Paper Lads
|The Paper Lads|
|Written by||Ian Cullen|
|Directed by||Derek Martinus|
|Theme music composer||Jon Camp and Michael Dunford|
|Opening theme||"Back Home Once Again", performed by Renaissance|
|Country of origin||UK|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||14|
|Producer(s)||John K Cooper|
|Production company(s)||Tyne Tees Television|
|Original release||1977 – 1979|
The Paper Lads is a children's television series produced by Tyne Tees Television and broadcast from 1977 to 1979. There were two series made; each of seven episodes. It was set in Newcastle in North East England, and was based around the adventures of some newspaper delivery boys and girls.
The signature tune of the series, "Back Home Once Again", was performed by progressive rock band Renaissance, and it appears (re-recorded) as a full-length song on their 1978 album A Song For All Seasons.
Network Video released the first episode on their collection "Look-Back on '70s Telly - Issue 2".
The full series was released on Network DVD on 29 July 2013.
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