Sunday, December 19, 2010

TV 120: Z Cars - Johnny Keating and The Z Men

It ran for 16 years and 667 episodes. As police dramas go, it had the edge on Dixon Of Dock Green and was watched by millions all across the UK, finishing its run in 1978.

The theme tune is an adaptation of an old folk tune called Johnny Todd. This version is probably the best arrangement and was recorded by Johnny Keating and his Orchestra a.k.a. The Z Men.

I hope you have enjoyed listening to these television themes.

We are now at the end of the fourth and final part.

Hope to see you in 2011. Not sure what's planned on the television music front but I'll think of something.

Happy Christmas!

Comments and feedback are welcome.

Z Cars


Anonymous said...

sorry to see a good thing end, but thanks for all the fish!

wishing you and your family heaps of good cheer 'n exquisite turkey meals :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

Thanks for sharing the link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at have a mirror or another source?


nlgbbbblth said...

just back in the land of working laptops. Will follow up shortly.

nlgbbbblth said...

seems to be fine now...

Anonymous said...

ahm ... your post announces the tune being played by johnny gregory AHO, but the downloaded file bears the name of johnny keating & the z-men?

i'm all confused now ...

nlgbbbblth said...

Corrected. Sorry it is Keating,