Tuesday, April 19, 2011

They don't make TV dramas like this anymore. Sigh.

Every now and then, I wish UK TV dramas didn't have to be quite so worthy. Pitch an idea for a show and you'll inevitably be asked what does your concept have to say about Britain today? Grrr. I miss shows that didn't feel obliged to offer social commentary.

One such show was The Persuaders, a series so cheesy it could easily have been renamed Quattro Formaggi for the Italian market. Plus it had a cracking theme tune by the late, great John Barry [as heard above]. If you enjoy that version of The Persuaders theme [featuring Róisín Murphy on vocals], you can download it free and legally here.

1 comment:

Adaddinsane said...

Yus, the Persuaders was great - and that theme tune was so ... so ... completely different to the show itself.

I think that was the first time I fell in love with a piece of music.