Gritty British-made police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam. Cynical Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" van der Valk and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings and political corruption.

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 Van der Valk / ... (32 episodes, 1972-1992)
Michael Latimer ...
 Insp Johnny Kroon (13 episodes, 1972-1973)
Joanna Dunham ...
 Arlette van der Valk / ... (13 episodes, 1973-1977)
Susan Travers ...
 Arlette van der Valk (13 episodes, 1972-1973)
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Gritty British-made police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam. Cynical Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" van der Valk and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings and political corruption.

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13 September 1972 (UK)  »

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Fahndung: Van der Valk ermittelt  »

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

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The catchy theme tune, "Eye Level", reached number one in the UK charts at the end of 1972 when Van der Valk was first shown and stayed in the chart for 24 weeks. See more »

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The credits for Season 1 listed the actors and characters entirely in lower-case letters. 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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Great TV series set in Amsterdam
17 July 2000 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

I saw this British TV series a few times on PBS and I loved it. I love the theme song as well. It features Barry Foster as a detective in Amsterdam (it's all in English) investigating various crimes. One I remember is some Yugoslavs were ripped off by a tractor salesman who dies, and they are the suspects.


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