This is the original version of the theme used (with the telephone ring and guitar at the start), and was written by Mike Batt (he of Wombles fame!) - who incidentally gave away the largest 'swap' on the show's history - a large cardboard-cut-out camel!
The theme was on the B side of the Brown Sauce record 'I Wanna Be A Winner', which B.A. co-wrote with Noel Edmonds, and the full length version is below. Thanks to David Henderson for supplying this file.
Here's another previously unbroadcast trailer for Swap Shop that didn't quite go to plan... Just watch out for the camera work, and Noel's quick thinking that turns this into an absolute classic outtake.
This clip came off the 1979 BBC Christmas Tape (hence the BBC VT logo)
Lucky Numbers, presented by Noel, started off life in October 1978 as a Saturday Tea-Time 'phone-out' quiz show. A second series was broadcast in early 1979 on Wednesday evenings just after Nationwide.
The show's concept was absorbed into Swap Shop offering two contestants a chance to win some prizes, and the jolly title sequence came along too.
Thanks to Ian Norman for supplying the recording that this clip came from.
At around 11am each week, it was time for the Top Ten Swaps Board.
One of the guests of the week (this time it was Snooker's Steve Davis) would read down the board, then the viewer was given more time to view with clips from the current top ten singles played over them.
Here's the whole board from 20 March 1982 - the week of the EuroSwap in Bruges.
For the third year running (and shortly after the final Swap Shop), they do the music show again - this time a two parter. Here's the rather smart looking set of titles from part one of the Music Show 1982.
This comes from a complete VHS recording of the show.