It starred Gian Sammarco as Adrian, with Stephen Moore (who also provided the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in the BBC radio and TV versions of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) as his dad, Julie Walters as his mum and Beryl Reid as his gran.
The show’s theme song, Profoundly In Love With Pandora, was written and performed by the late, great Ian Dury. Here are the show’s opening titles:
A second series, also six episodes, aired on ITV in 1987. The title was changed to The Growing Pains Of Adrian Mole, also the title of the second book in the series, and Lulu replaced Walters as Adrian’s mum. Dury again provided the theme song, which retained the tune of the one used in the first season but featured updated lyrics reflecting the changes in Adrian’s life:
The original version of the theme song was also released as a single and here is the promo video:
And, as a bonus, here is the rare b-side of the single, a song called Eugenius (You’re A Genius) :