1980s drama series portraying the life and loves of the Howard family in the privileged world of sailing, high fashion and commerce.

Howards' Way - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1985-09-05

Howards' Way - Simon May - Netflix

Simon May (born 15 August 1944) is a British musician and composer. He has composed many British television theme tunes, including EastEnders and Howards' Way, and the music for the 1988 film The Dawning.

Howards' Way - Post-EastEnders - Netflix

Lyrics were also added to May's theme to Howards' Way; Marti Webb reached number 13 with “Always There” in 1986, a year after the orchestral version of the theme (credited to May and Leslie Osborne) had reached number 21. This was the version played over the opening credits of all six series, and the second half of the closing credits of series 1. The first part of the theme was a faster, upbeat rendition (later extended and slightly updated for the season 3 credits) which merged into the more familiar version used in the opening credits. The Marti Webb version of the theme was only played over the closing credits of series 2, with an updated extended version of the first half of the original series 1 orchestral version, playing over new style credits from series 3 onwards. He wrote lyrics for the final episode of Eldorado. Performed by Johnny Griggs, “When You Go Away” encapsulated how some felt about the axing of the show: “It was over before it had begun And often love can go that way” Mike Read wrote lyrics to May's Trainer theme. “More to Life” was performed by Cliff Richard. The theme won May his third TRIC award for Best TV Theme, after previous success with EastEnders and Howards' Way. In 1994, New Vintage: The Best of Simon May, a compilation of some of May's work was released to coincide with his “A Night Away From The TV” UK tour. The tour was not a commercial success and some dates had to be cancelled. A Pebble Mill special documentary was produced by the BBC around this time discussing his career and the tour. He has reached number one in Belgium with “Fragile Not Broken”, sung by Natalia. He is currently a part of “Music on Screen”, along with Simon Lockyer and John Brant, and also works part-time as tutor at a special needs school in Surrey. May recorded his latest album The Simon May Collection with his two co-writers/co-producers Simon Lockyer and John Brant. The album was released on 13 September 2010. “Peggy's Theme” was the lead track on the album. In August 2015 Simon May released his first autobiography 'Doof Doof: My Life in Music' through Austin Macauley Publishers.

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