Saturday, 24 January 2009

New Minder theme tune

There is a moderate amount of interest in Five's new series of Minder which starts next month. No doubt there will be a degree of speculation surrounding the theme tune.

For the uninitiated, or for the sake of indulgence delete where applicable, the following is a clip of the original theme lavishly reproduced by some geezer off Youtube (presumably its a geezer).

From the moment Five announced their intentions to bring this venerable broadcasting institution back to our screens, the question of what to do about the theme tune has been a vexed one, with us at least. They decided to commission an updated version performed by Attic Lights. Which we have embedded below.

As for the show itself, SPAOTT has yet to see it and will wait with trepidation as we see Shane Richie follow in the prodigiously gregarious footsteps of the legend that is George Cole. All we can say is, we hope they know what they're doing...

Minder starts on Wednesday 4th February at 9pm.


Chris O 25 January 2009 at 14:50  

Not a bad rendition of the original, that.

Personally speaking though, I don't think you can top the original. The first remake of the sig tune - an instrumental that marked Gary Webster's arrival in the show - was also a fair effort, but the Waterman/Kenny original is tough to beat...

Duffman 26 January 2009 at 22:58  

I agree Chris. If the programme survives its first series it may well grow on people and come to be popular. At present though, Dennis has it.

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