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  • smithy
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    Quote[/b] (Lord Thames @ Jan. 10 2004,11:28)]Unfortunatrly, the Public Eye DVD's been delayed - don't know about Special Branch. Network Video do excellent releases, but they take a long time over them!

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  • Lord Thames
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    Unfortunatrly, the Public Eye DVD's been delayed - don't know about Special Branch. Network Video do excellent releases, but they take a long time over them!

    I think you could be right about Jerry Fielding - I can't remember at the moment, but it's a brilliant soundtrack. I hope someone releases it one day, though the chances are very slim indeed.

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  • smithy
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    Quote[/b] (Lord Thames @ Jan. 08 2004,22:16)]A 'Public Eye' DVD is set to come out later this month.

    Speaking of Raymond Chandler, I love the music to the Michael Winner version of 'The Big Sleep' (I think that's a Chandler job, isn't it?) - don't miss it next time it's on telly!
    I will look out for that, & Special Branch.

    I have not seen the film, I think the music was by Jerry Fielding?

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  • Lord Thames
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    A 'Public Eye' DVD is set to come out later this month.

    Speaking of Raymond Chandler, I love the music to the Michael Winner version of 'The Big Sleep' (I think that's a Chandler job, isn't it?) - don't miss it next time it's on telly!

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  • smithy
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    Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ Jan. 08 2004,15:58)]Chandler, as in Raymond Chandler. Even 43-year-olds know him, don't they?  
    yes, but it might have been Chandler Bing, an off-shoot from friends.

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  • ladyboygrimsby
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    Chandler, as in Raymond Chandler. Even 43-year-olds know him, don't they?

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  • smithy
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    Quote[/b] (smithy @ Jan. 08 2004,11:35)]Robert Earley also wrote the theme for "Public Eye" which starred Alfred Burke, anyone remember this great theme?
    Bloody hell, you must be old to remember this! I used to love this when I was kid, but I have no idea what the theme sounds like.
    43, which I suppose is old for this group! that is why I don't post  often as I haven't a clue what you lot are on about half the time    

    Sparse jazz theme, muted trumpet, piano, bass, drums, been trying to find a copy of this & Special Branch, for years.
    Ah, now you describe it, I do indeed remember it well. It fitted the ambience of the programme neatly. A sort of early 70s British version of Chandler, as I recall.

    Oh and don't worry about your age. I'm older than you  
    I can't remember Chandler I'm afraid, yet I am younger than you

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  • ladyboygrimsby
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    Quote[/b] (smithy @ Jan. 08 2004,14:52)]
    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ Jan. 08 2004,12:05)]
    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (smithy @ Jan. 08 2004,11:35)]Robert Earley also wrote the theme for "Public Eye" which starred Alfred Burke, anyone remember this great theme?
    Bloody hell, you must be old to remember this! I used to love this when I was kid, but I have no idea what the theme sounds like.
    43, which I suppose is old for this group! that is why I don't post  often as I haven't a clue what you lot are on about half the time    

    Sparse jazz theme, muted trumpet, piano, bass, drums, been trying to find a copy of this & Special Branch, for years.
    Ah, now you describe it, I do indeed remember it well. It fitted the ambience of the programme neatly. A sort of early 70s British version of Chandler, as I recall.

    Oh and don't worry about your age. I'm older than you

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  • smithy
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    Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ Jan. 08 2004,12:05)]
    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (smithy @ Jan. 08 2004,11:35)]Robert Earley also wrote the theme for "Public Eye" which starred Alfred Burke, anyone remember this great theme?
    Bloody hell, you must be old to remember this! I used to love this when I was kid, but I have no idea what the theme sounds like.
    43, which I suppose is old for this group! that is why I don't post  often as I haven't a clue what you lot are on about half the time    

    Sparse jazz theme, muted trumpet, piano, bass, drums, been trying to find a copy of this & Special Branch, for years.

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  • ladyboygrimsby
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    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (smithy @ Jan. 08 2004,11:35)]Robert Earley also wrote the theme for "Public Eye" which starred Alfred Burke, anyone remember this great theme?
    Bloody hell, you must be old to remember this! I used to love this when I was kid, but I have no idea what the theme sounds like.

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  • smithy
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    Robert Earley also wrote the theme for "Public Eye" which starred Alfred Burke, anyone remember this great theme?

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  • Seventies Kid
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    Quote[/b] (Lord Thames @ Jan. 05 2004,22:24)]Yes, aren't those Sweeney DVD's fantastic? The perfect package, really - actually I met the guy who runs Network Video at the launch of the Goodies DVD, and we discussed the Sweeney ones. I offered my services for identifying and tracking down some of the library tracks - unfortunately nothing came of this in the end, but on the other hand they seem to have managed pretty well without me!

    As well as 'Special Branch', the same company are also doing a DVD of another Thames series with a Robert Earley theme tune, 'Public Eye', which is coming out soon - dunno what it's like, but I'll be buying it anyway.
    Yes, 'The Sweeney' DVDs are great - if only Contender had applied the same loving care when they re-issued 'The Professionals' TV series on DVD. Even though Laurie Johnson specifically scored that series, some library material still turns up in it, such as some of Alan Parker's early 70s De Wolfe stuff.

    Still, Vol.2 does contain a fascinating interview with Laurie Johnson and Brian Clemens.

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  • Lord Thames
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    Yes, aren't those Sweeney DVD's fantastic? The perfect package, really - actually I met the guy who runs Network Video at the launch of the Goodies DVD, and we discussed the Sweeney ones. I offered my services for identifying and tracking down some of the library tracks - unfortunately nothing came of this in the end, but on the other hand they seem to have managed pretty well without me!

    As well as 'Special Branch', the same company are also doing a DVD of another Thames series with a Robert Earley theme tune, 'Public Eye', which is coming out soon - dunno what it's like, but I'll be buying it anyway.

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  • wooly
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    Quote[/b] (Lord Thames @ Jan. 04 2004,19:24)]the episode 'Double Exposure' (repeated on Channel 4 a few years back) makes extensive use of Alan Hawkshaw's 'First Affair' from KPM1124 'Friendly Faces', and there's also a flute and electric piano theme that turns up again in 'The Sweeney'.
    the wife and i noticed that "first affair" tune on one of the sweeney episodes - a poolside scene, with people throwing beach balls about.

    also - something i noticed, throughout the entire series, there was *heavy* use of a KPM album called "discotheque" (KPM 1135) - basically all the pub scenes and "getting ready to go out" scenes were filled with it.

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  • wooly
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    Quote[/b] (Seventies Kid @ Jan. 04 2004,20:35)]The episode I saw was included as an extra on the recently released season one 'Sweeney' DVD box set
    my mother-in-law bought me the wonderful sweeney box set for christmas - such an inspired present. somehow i thought you might have got it too!

    loved the "special branch" episode - great to have these things as extras. thought it was better than the "thick as thieves" one.

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