TV Theme Of The Week: The Rockford Files

16/11/2010 at 7:00 pm (TV Theme Of The Week)


The Rockford Files must’ve been one of the first projects for the ubiquitous Stephen J. Cannell. Working alongside Maverick creator Roy Huggins, the anti-hero Jim Rockford was born. What I do remember when watching this in the dim and distant past of the 70’s, was laughing a lot.

Crime dramas and detective series are usually only as good as the humour that’s written into them. This is true of any genre, and James Garner’s characterisation of this down on his luck gumshoe brought wit and warmth.

The theme tune is just fun, and I can’t listen to it without smiling. It’s just joyous. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned – where there’s Stephen J. Cannell, there’s Mike Post and Pete Carpenter. Another winner from these giants of US TV.

Shame I couldn’t actually find the full opening titles (all that rights business), but just let it run…

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1 Comment

  1. lankyguy said,

    I had a huge crush on Jim Rockford.

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