The decline in documentary theme tunes

The decline in democratic engagement of the general populace is mirrored by the dramatic decline in the standard of Theme music for hard  hitting documentary programmes such as Weekend  World, World In Action, The money programme and Panorama.

Great theme tunes are derived from turbulent times – Alexis de Tocqueville.

I know that democracy is flourishing when I hear the opening bars of World In Action – George Bernard Shaw.

I believe that the masses will arise and throw off their shackles as soon as the end credits of the Money Programme have finished – Karl Marx.

The symbiotic relationship between the zeitgeist of the now ,and the plethora of the then can only be ameliorated, if not exhausted,  by the extant modulations of Weekend World – Jonathan Meades.

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