I'm trying to make heads and tails of Williams' involvement in the sitcom series BACHELOR FATHER (1957-1962).
Here's what I know:
Season 1: Williams was not involved Season 2: Williams did 8 episodes (February 9, 1959 - June 7, 1959) Season 3: Williams did 36 episodes (September 17, 1959 - June 9, 1960) Season 4 & 5: Williams was not involved
Theme: Williams wrote a new theme for season 3 (the third of four themes for the show). The problem here is that I've checked out some Youtube videos from this season (allegedly), and Williams' theme appears only over the end credits while an older theme appears over the main titles. Jeff Eldridge has said this may be because the videos might not reflect what was actually aired, but it looks very genuine to me. What gives? Also, does anyone know if Williams' theme was used in season 4 and 5 as well?
Also, was the show ever released on DVD or anything?
I haven't seen the series available on DVD but it has appeared on a cable station here in the States named Retro TV - http://www.myretrotv.com/ - over the past six years or so. The station appeared to broadcast nearly all of the episodes in roughly chronological order. I managed to record all of the episodes attributed to Williams that were broadcast, but don't recall off-hand if Williams' theme was featured over the opening credits or not. It definitely was heard over the end credits, though, as Thor has pointed out. The show pre-dates me by over a decade so I can't speak to how it was originally broadcast.
Lucky you! I missed its airing on that station (but probably wouldn't be able to record it anyhow, as I don't reside in the US). No problem. The show is currently airing in the US on Antenna TV. Recordings can be made through onlinetvrecorder.com