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Rockford Files, The

RIIIIING! RIIIIING! “Hello, this is Jim Rockford, at the tone leave your name and message – I’ll get back to ya.” Humorous answerphone gag and worldstopping Mike Post theme over stills kicked off this JAMES GARNER fest in fine style. Rockford was an ex-con, living in a “trailer” in on an LA beach, taking on cases others had dropped. Sarky-toothed solipisms came from pal and ostensible rival DS Becker (JOE SANTOS). ISAAC HAYES turned up once or twice, and the last series featured TOM SELLECK as a proto-Magnum private eye.

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  1. Paul

    October 9, 2011 at 2:19 am

    At Anfield, the players enter the arena to the strains of “You’ll never walk alone”. Across the park at Goodison, the appearance of the players is heralded by the theme tune to Z Cars.

    But over the Mersey, in Birkenhead, Tranmere Rovers run out onto the pitch to the theme tune to the Rockford Files.

  2. Richard Davies

    October 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    A staple of mid 1990s BBC mid afternoon schedules, luckily on the days when I only had college in the mornings.

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