Tony Hatch, OBE, has been recognised for his services to music and charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Best known for pop hits including ‘Downtown’ and ‘Don’t Sleep In The Subway’ sung by Petula Clark, he has also been behind some of television’s most famous theme tunes, such as Grundy’s ‘Neighbours’, ITV soaps ‘Crossroads’ and ‘Emmerdale’, BBC News show Midweek and the Beeb’s Sportsnight programme.
Tony was also a regular on ATV’s New Faces as a judge, and recorded the single of the theme tune with Carl Wayne. In recent years he’s been a host on BBC Radio 2 presenting a couple of series on TV Themes as well as specials on his music and chart hits.
Tony on the Crossroads theme can be read here .