Thursday, August 7, 2008

Law & Order: And Now For Something Completely Different

Viewers in the US are well accustomed to the themes and opening credits for the various shows in the Law & Order franchise. But, just to stir things up here, I’ve collected some of the themes and title credits for some of the Law & Order, Criminal Intent, and SVU shows as they appear in the United Kingdom. (I had already posted the SVU UK version back in April, here, but I also included it below just to have all of them in one place.)

No offense to Mike Post and his U.S. theme versions…but I really like the choices made for the UK themes, and the manner that the characters - such as Sam Waterston, Vincent D'Onofrio, Chris Noth, and the others - are presented in the opening credits.


Law & Order Criminal Intent Theme
Season Five, UK Edition

Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Chris Noth, Annabella Sciorra, Cortney Vance, Jamey Sheridan




Law & Order Criminal Intent Theme
Season Six, UK Edition

Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Chris Noth, Julianne Nicholson, Eric Bogosian





Law & Order
Season 13 UK Edition

Sam Waterston, Elisabeth Rohm, S. Epatha Merkerson, Fred Dalton Thompson, Jerry Orbach, Jesse Martin



Law & Order
Season 16 UK Edition

Sam Waterston, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jesse Martin, Dennis Farina, Fred Dalton Thompson, Annie Parisse



Law & Order
Season 17 UK Edition
Sam Waterston, S. Epatha Merkerson, Fred Dalton Thompson, Jesse Martin, Milena Govich, Alana De La Garza





Law & Order SVU
UK Edition

Chris Meloni, Markisa Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T, Dann Florek, Diane Neal




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5 comments:

samfan said...

Very nice. I like the banner! My fave banner is your these are their stories. Great post as always.

All Things Law & Order said...

Thanks samfan, the only problem is that the new pic is missing a few "key" people so I am trying to rework it if I can to fix that!

All Things Law & Order said...

Fixed the banner to get Sam in. I just can't have a banner without Sam!

Lozzie Cap said...

I like the UK theme music for LO:CI very much. It has a poignancy to it, with a downward progression of minor chords, that seems to mirror the show's (basically!) rather gloomy view of life.

In contrast, I am still struggling to get used to the re-working of Mike Post's original theme now the show has moved to the USA Network. It sounds so 'Wham! Bamm! Look at me!', as though it feels it has to go over the top to attract viewers' attention.

All Things Law & Order said...

Lozzie cap, I agree with you on the "new" LOCI theme that USA is using. That was actually first used as the "Law & Order Trial By Jury" theme, and I didn't like it then, either!