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Van der Valk

The tourist visuals and smashing Jack Trombey/ Simon Park Orchestra theme tune Eye Level contrive to depict Amsterdam as a canal-side idyll, rather than the crime-filled capital that makes Van der Valk such an arrogant, hard-drinking copper. For 22 weeks in 1973, Eye Level was number one in the UK chart. The first two series co-starred Susan Travers as Van der Valk's long-suffering wife Arlette, and Michael Latimer as his colleague Kroon. They combined 16mm location film with studio VTR interiors, and seem a little slow-paced to modern eyes. Here we see a new title sequence introduced for series 2.