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Thames Ident – Dick Emery

The opener to Dick Emery's 1980 Thames special, "The Dick Emery Hour". Johnny Hawkesworth's tune is played on a church organ. Once the skyline has opened out, the camera zooms in towards the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. Dick's buck-toothed vicar character steps out from behind the columns and welcomes viewers to "an hour of comedy and music". Oddly, the reflection on the Thames lettering does not fade away…