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 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.
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