The tune, also known as "Danger Ahead" and the "Dragnet March", was later covered by the band Art of Noise to become the theme music for the 1987 film based on the TV show. Its familiar five-note opening fanfare was also adopted as a jingle for Tums antacid medication. The version performed by the Frank Chacksfield Orchestra was used by Radio Veronica as the opening theme to the Dutch Top 40 and Tipparade.
A dramatic rendition of the five-note opening can be heard at the beginning of each stage in the 1980 video game Wizard of Wor, with the fifth note ocurring on the "DOUBLE SCORE DUNGEON" screen.
A sample of this was used in the song "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" by First Choice.
Blues hit tube tunes: once cultural touchstones, main-title melodies are often mere 'stings'.(THEME MUSIC: EMMY'S ENDANGERED SPECIES)
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