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.
Comments and feedback are welcome.