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 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


Short-lived series from 1976 inspired by the 1973 film.

The theme music is by Elmer Bernstein, which is presented in two entirely different presentations: the opening jazz/action arrangement, and the end credits sad synth arrangement.

All loads are in French or other languages. If one ever pops up in English, I will note it.

"The Deadly Game" (feature-length pilot)
By: Elmer Bernstein

Alternative link #1:
Alternative link #2:
Alternative link #3:

NOTE: A now deleted load on YouTube was used, so I cannot guarantee time stamps will line up.

  • 0:35 in.^
  • in.^
  • in.^
  • in.^
  • 9:52 in.^
  • 13:24 in. Is this classical music?
  • 22:12/22:59 in.^
  • 27:18 in.^
  • 32:32 in. The piano source music.^
  • 45:08 in.^
  • 1:02:30 in.^
  • 1:06:42 in.^
  • 1:21:06 in. Some times a cue just screams a composer's name, and this is such an example: You won't be confusing this with many other composers -- it's unmistakably Elmer Bernstein.
  • 1:28:13 in.^
  • 1:30:47 in.^
  • 1:35:21 in. Closing cue which segways into the end credits music (which is some what different than the regular-episode end credits music).

    NOTE: I recorded the score already.

     Posted:   Nov 18, 2022 - 7:35 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    No episode loads today, just a clip is all that is available. There will be an episode Monday.


    "Country Boy"
    Says music by by Bernstein, but...
    Full episode: (in English)
    Alternative link #1: (in English)
    Alternative link #2: (in English)

    First cue after the opening credits is from the pilot, the second cue I think might be from the TV series "Most Wanted" (interspaced with a cue that might be from "Chopper One").

    12:44 in: was either in the pilot or the episode "Every Man Pays His Dues", so it doesn't appear to be an original cue for the episode.

    16:05 in: Same cue that might be from "Most Wanted".

    27:18 in: unidentified country-music source piece. Doubtful this is Elmer.

    29:40 in: mystery cue. This doesn't sounds like it's from "Serpico", probably from another TV series.

    32:04 in: I think this was also from the pilot.

    34:54 in: edit job of a longer cue, so this isn't an original cue for the episode. The cue after the commercial break might be an original cue.

    38:08 in: An edit job with again that cue which might be from "Most Wanted". 40:49 into this is material by Elmer which itself is an edit job, so nothing new for this episode.

    42:46 in: I'll have to double check because he did like three or four versions of this general type of cue, but I think this is one unique to this episode, tracked into a later track-job episode, so this should be new material.

    So, all-in-all, it appears maybe three new cues which might have been composed for this episode.

     Posted:   Nov 21, 2022 - 7:58 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "The Traitor in Our Midst"
    By: Lyn Murray
    Clip: (incase the episode goes down)
    Alternative link #1:
    Alternative link #2:
    Alternative link #3: (in English)

  • 1:27 in.
  • 3:27 in. The funky source music cue.
  • 5:50 in.
  • 10:38 in.
  • 12:55 in.
  • 21:50 in.
  • 27:20 in.
  • 32:12 in.
  • 38:36 in.
  • 44:44 in.
  • 46:09 in.

    NOTE: Two suites up covering the score.

    NOTE: As of late 2023, according to his IMDb credits, this was the last episode of a standard episodic television series that he scored. Some National Geographic work is the nearest to a series.

     Posted:   Nov 22, 2022 - 7:39 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    As I will be offline Thursday and Friday, I am posting two days worth of loads and tomorrow's as well, so nothing tomorrow.


    "The Indian"
    By: Robert Drasnin
    Alternative link:

    While there is no load currently up (channel deleted), it's clear his score was tracked into the track-job episode "Prime Evil". His score shares a number of similarities to his one effort for short-lived series "Most Wanted", in which he scored another Indian episode. EDIT: Later I realized that a small part of this score was in fact tracked into that episode of "Most Wanted"!

    NOTE: I recorded the full score.

    "Every Man Must Pay His Dues"
    By: Elmer Bernstein

    Alternative link #2:

    NOTE: The same channel that had the pilot, also had this one. While the channel is deleted, I did record the full score to this episodes as well. It also had the cleanest, best-sounding (and looking) copies of the opening and closing credits music, so I recorded those as well.

    By: ?????

    "Trumpet of Time"

    Alternative link #2:

    NOTE: I recorded the full score.

     Posted:   Nov 23, 2022 - 7:40 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    Oops -- realized I have nine episodes remaining and I want to finish this and all series on the last weekday of November, so one more this week.

    "Prime Evil"
    Alternative link #2:
    Alternative link #3: (in English)
    Alternative link #4: (in English)

    NOTE: I recorded all the score already.

    (Score: 0:00, 3:35, 6:54 [very likely Drasnin], 8:59 [source music], 11:47, 12:13 [funky source music], 14:12 [very likely Drasnin], 16:27, 22:14 [probably Drasnin], 24:01 [has to be Drasnin], 26:29 [probably Drasnin, and so should the cue after the commercial break], 33:44 [has to be Drasnin], 37:19 [has to be Drasnin], 39:49, 41:40, and 42:48 [Drasnin].)

     Posted:   Nov 23, 2022 - 10:15 AM   
     By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

    Thank you for your efforts here, Justin. I remember the series being shown on UK TV at the time - I don't think it's been available anywhere since. Bernstein's main title always seemed to me to be a close cousin of his theme for Saints and Sinners (1962).

    Serpico - Have there been any other other instances of a TV series where the main titles (exciting, up-beat) differ completely from the end titles (pensive, almost sad-sounding)?


     Posted:   Nov 23, 2022 - 10:23 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    The UPN series "Seven Days" springs to mind. I think that was only the first season though. Solemn closing credits.

    And in the reverse, "Vengeance Unlimited".

     Posted:   Nov 28, 2022 - 7:38 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    No loads today, sorry.


    "Rapid Fire"
    Alternative link #2:

    NOTE: I recorded the score already.

    "Dawn of the Furies"

    The closing cue is a edit job of the closing cue from Bernstein's pilot score.

    Alternative link #1:
    Alternative link #2:

    NOTE: I recorded the score already.

    "The Serbian Connection"
    TRACK JOB (NEW link as of Feb. 17, 2023) (link used)
    Alternative link #1:
    Alternative link #2:

    30:16 in: What it sounds like he is saying in French, in English: "What part ice cream?"

    (Score: 1:29 [some or all might be Drasnin], 8:33 [probably Drasnin], 12:47 [Drasnin or Bernstein], 17:42 [most or all Drasnin], 21:58 [might be Drasnin], 24:46, 28:35 [first: probably Drasnin], 30:25 [probably Drasnin], 31:47, 32:16, 35:05 [might be Drasnin], 37:09, 40:15 [most of the second half of the cue -- after the bad edit -- is Drasnin], and 45:56.)

    NOTE: I recorded the score already.

    "Danger Zone"
    By: John Parker (in French) (in English)
    Alternative link #1:
    Alternative link #2:

    NOTE: I recorded the score already.

     Posted:   Nov 29, 2022 - 8:18 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    By: Thomas Talbert
    Alternative link #1:
    Alternative link #2:

  • 1:27 in.
  • 4:27 in.
  • 12:08 in.
  • 14:37 in.
  • 22:09/24:37 in.
  • 28:39 in.
  • 30:45 in.
  • 39:41 in.
  • 47:07 in.

    Perhaps a little thin sounding, but this was a good score. I cited all but one score cue and maybe one source cue. I wouldn't be opposed to the entire score being released.

    And this is the final original score for the series.

    0:00 in: is tracked Drasnin from "The Indian".

    (NtM: 38:06)

     Posted:   Nov 30, 2022 - 7:30 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 1:

    And the rest of the series was track jobs.

    "The Party of Your Choice"
    TRACK JOB (load used)
    Alternative link #1:
    Alternative link #2:

    NOTE: I recorded the score already.

    (Score: 0:00, 1:27 [maybe Murray], 3:00, 8:17 [maybe Murray], 15:24, 17:34, 19:58, 23:25 [Drasnin], 33:14, 36:49, 38:29, 40:17 [maybe Parker], 42:19 [probably Drasnin], and 47:16.)

    "One Long Tomorrow"
    Alternative link #1:

    NOTE: I recorded the score already.

    Contains a cue tracked from the series "Chopper One" (Frontiere).

    "A Secret Place" (final episode)
    Alternative link #2:

    NOTE: I recorded the score already.

    And that was that. There were no TV movies, no remakes, no reboots, no sin-off's, etc.

     Posted:   Dec 1, 2022 - 7:40 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


    Culled from BMI and ASCAP. In no particular order:

  • James O'Keefe.
  • Fred Steiner.
  • Jeff Alexander.
  • Dominic Frontiere.
  • Richard Hazard.
  • George Romamnis.
  • Lalo Schifrin.
  • Andrew Chinich and Leonard Hambro.
  • Ib Glindermann.
  • Leonard Saltzberg and Blossom Dearie.

    There has, of course, been no release of the scoring from the series.

    Other Threads I Have Created or Commented in About TV Scores:

    PLEASE NOTE: There are some shows left off, that I created as place holders to new TV series, incase I wanted to cover then later, but changed my mind.

  • "MacGyver":

  • "The Orville":

  • "The Rockford Files":

  • "Private Eye": (technically completed)

  • "Cannon": (complete)

  • "Barnaby Jones": (complete)

  • "Dan August": (complete)

  • "Markham":

  • "T.H.E. Cat":

  • "The Name of the Game":

  • "McCloud":

  • "Hart to Hart":

  • "T.J. Hooker": (complete)

  • "The Simpsons": (technically complete)

  • The Shirley Walker Odyssey (on episodes of TV series she has scored):

  • "Christy":

  • "Walker, Texas Ranger": (complete)

  • "Rawhide": (complete)

  • "Cover Up": (complete)

  • "Matt Helm": (complete)

  • "87th Precinct": (complete)

  • "Quantum Leap":

  • "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman":

  • "The Untouchables" (1993): (complete)

  • "Gunsmoke": (technically complete)

  • "In the Heat of the Night":

  • "Flying High": (complete)

  • "Bodyguards": (complete)

  • "FX: The Series":

  • "Seaquest: DSV": (complete)

  • "The Dirty Dozen: The Series": (complete)

  • "CHiPs": (technically complete)

  • "Bronk": (complete)

  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer": (technically complete)

  • "Spencer's Pilots":

  • "Police Story":

  • "Longstreet": (complete)

  • "Vega$": (complete)

  • "Crazy Like a Fox":

  • "Voyagers!": (complete)

  • "Gemini Man":

  • "Automan":

  • "Manimal": ("complete"; until I heat Stu's rejected score, I'm not counting it completed)

  • "The Fall Guy":

  • "Matlock":

  • "Black Saddle": (complete)

  • "Dark Justice":

  • "Mannix": (complete)

  • "Jake and the Fatman":

  • "Murder, She Wrote" (including "The Law & Harry McGraw):

  • "Miami Vice":

  • "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe": (complete)

  • "Matlock":

  • "Magnum, pi":

  • "The A-Team":

  • The Random TV Pilots Thread:

  • "Wiseguy": (complete)

  • "Cagney & Lacey":

  • "The Visitor" (1997):

  • The Random TV Movies & Miniseries Thread:

  • "Paper Dolls": (complete)

  • The Random Westerns Score Thread:

  • "From the Earth to the Moon": (complete)

  • "Nowhere Man": (complete)

  • "Starsky and Hutch": (complete)

  • "Vengeance Unlimited": (complete)

  • "Hawk":

  • "Remington Steele": (complete)

  • "King of the Hill": (complete)

  • "Ghost Whisperer":

  • "Baretta":

  • "Dynasty":

  • "The Colbys":

  • "Moonlighting": (complete)

  • "Falcon Crest":

  • "Dallas":

  • "Petrocelli":

  • "Mrs. Columbo": (complete)

  • "Police Woman": (complete)

  • "Madigan":

  • "Salvage-1": (added so next time I have to copy it I don't have to go hunting for the link) (complete)

  • "Charlie's Angels": (complete)

  • "Emerald Point, N.A.S.":

  • "Wagon Train": (complete)

  • "The Muary Laws Odyssey Thread":

  • "Cimarron Strip": (complete)

  • "Born Free": (complete)

  • "Father Dowling Mysteries": (complete)

  • "Pasadena": (complete)

  • "The Six Million Dollar Man":

  • "The Mod Squad":

  • "Samurai Jack": (complete)

  • "Lady Blue": (complete)

  • "Knots Landing":

  • "The Twilight Zone" (2002): (complete)

  • "The Waltons":

  • "First Monday":

  • "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" (radio):

  • "The Feather and Father Gang": (complete)

  • "Greatest American Hero": (complete)

  • "City of Angels" (1976): (complete)

  • "Lancer":

  • "Laredo": (complete)

  • "Peyton Place": (complete)

  • "Custer": (complete)

  • "The Streets of San Fransisco": (complete)

  • "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir": (complete)

  • "Matt Houston":

  • "Switch": (complete)

  • "Johnny Midnight":

  • "Ohara":

  • "Hawaii Five-O":

  • "S.W.A.T.":

  • "The Loner": (complete)

  • "The Rookies": (complete)

  • "Harry O": (complete)

  • "Cade's County": (complete)

  • "The Powers of Matthew Star": (complete)

  • "Daniel Boone": (complete)

  • "Law of the Plainsman": (complete)

  • "Tales of Wells Fargo":

  • "Code Red":

  • "Chase" (1973):

  • "Delvecchio":

  • "Get Christie Love!":

  • "Sarge":

  • "12 O'Clock High": (complete)

  • "Once an Eagle" (WWII mini series): (complete)

  • "Thriller" (1973): (complete)

  • "Thriller" (1960): (complete)

  • "Nash Bridges":

  • "Garfield's Halloween Adventure":

  • "The Cousteau Odyssey":

  • "O'Hara United States Treasury":

  • "Banacek":

  • "Most Wanted": (complete)

  • "The Most Deadly Game":

  • "Fantasy Island" (original series):

  • "Medical Center": (complete)

  • "The Magician":

  • "The Flying Nun": (complete)

  • "Sonny Burke": (complete)

  • "Korg: 70,000 B.C.":

  • "Laramie": (complete)

  • "The Virginian":

  • "The Monkees": (completed)

  • "The Critic": (complete)

  • "American Dad!": (in progress)

  • "McClain's Law":

  • The "Call to Danger" Pilots Thread:

  • The "Johnny Dollar" TV Pilots Thread:

  • "Finder of Lost Loves": (completed)

  • "240-Robert":

  • "Kolchak: The Night Stalker": (completed)

  • "Night Stalker" (2005): (completed)

  • "Haunted" (technically completed)

  • "Call to Glory":

  • "The Adventures of the Falcon":

  • "J.J. Starbuck":

  • "Serpico":

  • "Futurama":

  • "Columbo":


    (If I missed a thread, let me know!)

     Posted:   Feb 18, 2023 - 10:39 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    I now have links for all but two episodes. In some cases, multiple links. I even have one episode ("Danger Zone") in English.

    Now I only have two episodes to solve if there was a credited composer: "Country Boy" and "Strike!".

     Posted:   Feb 18, 2023 - 11:06 AM   
     By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

    I never knew Elmer had done a whole episode of Serpico as well as that great theme, Justin.

     Posted:   Feb 18, 2023 - 11:06 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    The pilot and an episode. Two.

     Posted:   Feb 18, 2023 - 5:49 PM   
     By:   Zooba   (Member)

    I wonder if they ever thought of just using Mikis Theodorakis' beautiful "Beyond Tomorrow" Theme form the Original Al Pacino SERPICO Feature Film?

    I don't believe the following was even used in the film but it is a nice piece incorporating the Beyond Tomorrow Theme as it plays out.

     Posted:   Feb 19, 2023 - 10:16 AM   
     By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

    Enough of that, Zooba! Let's get back to the nitty-gritty - this recent Youtube entry includes the sad-sounding end titles

     Posted:   Mar 28, 2023 - 10:07 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    I'm seeking people's opinions:

    I have been making suites of all the episode scores. I have been taking cleaner or clean parts of cues from the track job episodes to fix bad parts. But I have hit a brick wall as I don't have and so far can't seem to get, two episodes: "Country Boy" and "Strike!".

    Based on a short clip on YouTube, "Country Boy" appears to be a track job.
    And based on score cues I keep hearing again and again in the track job episodes, "Strike!" appears to have an original score (my guesses: Drasnin, Markowtiz, maybe even Rosenthal).

    So I'll have to skip "Strike" -- no way around that without that episode.

    But should I proceed ahead with the rest of the suites? "Country Boy" could potentially make the suites better. Should I wait? It may be a LONG time before the episodes pops up. OR should I just go head. In the future I'm not going back and fixing the suites is "Country Boy" pops up after-the-fact.

     Posted:   Sep 14, 2023 - 2:20 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    A load of "Country Boy" has finally popped up, in English.

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