This was the theme song to the UK soap opera Crossroads
, which was first screened on November 2, 1964. "Crossroads" was the name of a fictional motel near Birmingham that was owned by Meg Richardson, played by actress and occasional singer Noele Gordon, who was the first woman ever to appear on colour television, being hired by John Logie Baird himself.
Every TV series needs a theme song or theme music, and that honour fell to Tony Hatch, who but for Elton John might just have been the most famous son of Pinner. According to the man himself, he had previously written one piece of music for ATV, in Australia, and on the strength of this was contacted by the man who came up with the series, Reg Watson, an Australian TV producer who was working for ATV in Birmingham. Hatch, who entered the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013, is best known for composing Petula Clark