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The Persuaders (adventure, starring Roger Moore and Tony Curtis)

     (ABC Primetime, 1971 - 1972)

     [an unusual TV pairing of the unflappable British Roger Moore,
      star of the James Bond films; with the US comedy action star
      of many 1950s movies Tony Curtis; the older movie veterans
      starred in a roguish adventure series about two playboys who
      tackle criminal cases the authorities couldn't solve; this
      daring casting made television history; but the series which
      was the brainchild of England's Associated Television (ATV)
      wasn't quite the US viewers' cup of tea; whether it was
      the victim of a bad Saturday night time slot which buried it,
      or perhaps something implausible about the premise...it
      unfortunately fizzled and sank after just one season]


Theme: "The Persuaders Theme"

    [above is title as filed for US copyright; ASCAP variations
     aka: "Persuaders";

     this was another rarity -- a TV THEME composed by veteran 
     film scorer John Barry, known for decades for his scores
     for James Bond films -- still not enough to save the TV 
     series...what a shame...]

     Composer: John Barry (British PRS/BMI)

     2001 Publishers: ATV-Kirshner Music, Ltd. (PRS)
                         of London, England, UK;
                      Kirshner-CBS Music Publishing (BMI)
                         c/o EMI Music Publishing
                         of New York, NY; and
                      SONY/ATV Songs, LLC (ATV)(BMI)
                         (ATV Special Acct)
                         of Philadelphia, PA

     US Copyright Date: Nov. 11, 1971; EU 287 912.
     US Renewal   Date: Jan.  3, 2000; RE-816-159.

     Recordings:


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