Memorable Mike Post!

Emmy Award winner Mike Post started his musical career backing various acts from Sammy Davis Jr. to Sonny & Cher. Over Forty years he has composed some of the most Iconic Theme Music in the entertainment business. Here are my favourites (in theme order):
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Hill Street Blues (1981 TV Series)
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct. (60 mins.)
“ This was the cop show watched by cops and every Station Sergeant in the Met would end their brief with "Hey, let's be careful out there." One of the best ensemble casts ever and an iconic theme to boot. - "Dispatch, we have a 9-11, armed robbery in progress - see Surplus Store - corner of People's Drive and 124th street" ” - brickley220
The Rockford Files (1974 TV Series)
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator. (60 mins.)
“ LA's low cost PI, an ex-con who lives in a trailer, employs his Dad and only uses other peoples ammunition, when he has to. - "This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you." ” - brickley220
The A-Team (1983 TV Series)
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Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. (60 mins.)
“ The Ensemble Cast from Hell (well Vietnam actually) who could assemble an 'A' Bomb from the contents of a builder's yard. - "I love it when a plan comes together!" ” - brickley220
Magnum, P.I. (1980 TV Series)
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator. (48 mins.)
“ Magnum was the image of everything that Rockford wasn't. But the house, cars, clothes and image were all front and mostly borrowed. Nonetheless under the slick coating beat the heart of a true gumshoe. - "Oh, my God, Magnum!" ” - brickley220
NYPD Blue (1993 TV Series)
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The NYPD Detectives of Manhattan's 15th precinct investigate criminal cases. (45 mins.)
“ The natural successor to Hill Street Blues moved the action from Chicago to New York City but it was still mostly shot in California. With a strong ensemble cast that showed the gritty conditions for policing a metropolis this was another brilliant series. - "He's one of a kind. If a member of my family was murdered; I'd want Sipowicz to catch the case." ” - brickley220
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ Quantum Leap was like 'Time Tunnel' but with one of the duo coaching poor old Dr. Sam Beckett through a hi-tec hologram link called Al who got the best lines. When will the next jump be the last jump? When the ratings drop, at a guess. - "Great. I'm on the take, I wear polyester clothes and I live above a bar in an apartment decorated like a gym." ” - brickley220
Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989 TV Series)
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A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties... (30 mins.)
“ You know that you are getting old when cops and docs start looking younger, but it doesn't help if your Physician is only sixteen to start with. A delightful show with a theme to remind you of all their hi-tec medical hardware. - "It's amazing how some men just worry about their sexual conquests. So do you want to play Monopoly?" ” - brickley220
Law & Order (1990 TV Series)
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court. (45 mins.)
“ This series has lasted twenty years and because of its format still remains fresh today. Every episode follows a crime from the investigation through to the trial and shows the importance of each step. Post's theme music has introduced over 360 episodes. - "I specifically asked for him to be put on suicide watch. Apparently here at Riker's that mean that they watch you commit suicide." ” - brickley220
Hunter (1984 TV Series)
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Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals. (48 mins.)
“ Rick Hunter and Dee Dee McCall were the Homicide Cops with style, panache, excellent lines and a cool theme tune. - "Captain? Do you know how many officers have been killed because they were too busy firing warning shots?" ” - brickley220
CHiPs (1977 TV Series)
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The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers. (60 mins.)
“ Much as I loved the old Highway Patrol, 'Ponch' and Baker were the police pin up boys with the cool theme for the 70s. - "Uh, no, Ponch. When we first met, you had just fallen off a dirtbike." ” - brickley220
L.A. Law (1986 TV Series)
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm. (46 mins.)
“ Another strong ensemble from the writing stable of Steven Bocho, dealing with the lawyers and their daily routines. It probably went beyond its time but it still had a good theme tune. - "It's time you people remember whose name is at the top of the letterhead!" ” - brickley220
B.L. Stryker (1989 TV Series)
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B.L. Stryker is a carefree private detective who lives on his boat docked in southern Florida. With the help of his friends and his annoying neighbor... (120 mins.)
“ Burt Reynolds' short lived series about a Florida PI who lived on his boat. Nevertheless it had a distinctive theme which has long outlasted the series. "You'll thank me for this, someday." ” - brickley220
Murder One (1995 TV Series)
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Theodore Hoffman is a prominent defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. After successfully... (60 mins.)
“ This detailed series by Steven Bocho only lasted two years but what a vintage series about how to conduct a Homicde trial. As usual there was an excellent theme from Mike to alert viewers that the show of the moment was starting. - "Richard Cross has always managed to stay one step ahead of us. If he's dying, it just might allow us to catch up." ” - brickley220