I know this is a bit daft, but it has really been bugging me for years.
Does anyone know the name/composer of the solo piano piece - ragtime - which is often used as incidental music on these 2 programmes? I know it isn't Joplin - much too complex for him, and I did think it may be Martinu or Milhaud - but I can't come across it anywhere else. It has dotted rhythms and opens with a sequence - not much more I can say.
I've tried contacting Channel 4, but, sadly, they weren't terribly helpful.