The Paper Lads

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The Paper Lads
Written by Ian Cullen
Directed by Derek Martinus
Starring Tony Neilson
John Bowler
Andrew Edwards
Peter Younger
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
Distributor ITV Studios
Original network ITV
Picture format 4:3
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 upon Tyne and recounted the adventures of a group of 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.

Two novels by William Humble based on the series were released by Target Books.

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