This is sort of the British version of the Gottlieb-era OLTL opening. I was always a big fan of Emmerdale's sweeping orchestral theme, with those aerial visuals of the countryside. (I didn't even mind the ass in spandex.) But a couple of years ago, they changed the traditional opening into what looks like a car commercial and re-arranged the theme so that it sounds disjointed and replaced the strings with synths.
The previous version, for comparison's sake:
That Emmerdale theme makes me angry. I try to block it out. The theme is generic and the titles look, alternately, like a car commercial, and a small child holding a camera, running through various cheap sets at breakneck speed.
You can't beat the original Emmerdale Farm theme though. A beautiful piece of music.