retrofinds - Treasure Hunt Channel 4 Great Theme tune.

Proof that TV theme tunes back in the 80's were the best.


When first shown on Channel 4 in December 1982, Treasure Hunt was one of the earliest major series on the then-new channel. The unusual format earned extra publicity for both the programme and the channel, which was striving to justify itself with new and different programming.

The 1982–89 series were later repeated on terrestrial television and the Challenge satellite and cable channel. The first episode was repeated on 30 October 2007 on the digital channel More4 as part of Channel 4's 25th anniversary celebrations. This was an one-off and there are no current plans to repeat the TV show.

The original run of the first series was watched by up to 900,000 viewers; however, by the mid-1980s, ratings were some of the highest for Channel 4 at around seven million.

Two charity editions of the show were produced, one locally in the London area for the Thames Television telethon in 1985 and another broadcast across the UK as part of the ITV network's Telethon '88. The show was also featured in an edition of the BBC children's aspiration show Jim'll Fix It (in which a viewer joined Anneka Rice in the famous Treasure Hunt helicopter over the county of Surrey), in the Paul Daniels Magic Show (BBC) and in The Krypton Factor (Granada for ITV).

Anneka Rice went on to do CHALLENGE ANNEKA