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Van der Valk 

Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.

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Nicolas Freeling
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1992   1991   1977   1973   1972  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Barry Foster ...  Van Der Valk / ... 32 episodes, 1972-1992
Michael Latimer ...  Kroon 13 episodes, 1972-1973
Joanna Dunham Joanna Dunham ...  Arlette / ... 13 episodes, 1973-1977
Susan Travers ...  Arlette 13 episodes, 1972-1973
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Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.

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Action | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fahndung: Van der Valk ermittelt See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7 episodes) (1991-1992) | (25 episodes) (1972-1977)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The theme tune, "Eye Level", has the distinction of being the first television theme song to top the official U K. chart. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits for Season 1 listed the actors and characters entirely in lower-case letters. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Phoenix Nights: Episode #2.1 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Eye Level
(Title Theme)
Written by Jack Trombey
Played by The Simon Park Orchestra
Conducted by Simon Park
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Theme became a Top 40 hit
4 June 2003 | by BruceCorneilSee all my reviews

TV drama based around the daily "Goings On" at an Amsterdam police station . The show's musical theme was called "Eye Level" . Written by Dutch composer Jack Trombey and performed by England's Simon Park Orchestra, the track went on to become a major Top 40 hit in the early 1970s and eventually sold in excess of a million copies world wide.


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