This week, we turn the spotlight on the show that was, in some ways, The Sweeney‘s spiritual successor, albeit more glossy and superficial – The Professionals.
It starred Martin Shaw and Lewis Collinsas Ray Doyle and William Bodie, agents working for Criminal Intelligence 5 (CI5) a fictitious special elite law enforcement division set up to deal with, by any means necessary, crimes beyond the capacity of the police to deal with but which are not appropriate for the secret service or the military. Their boss, George Cowley, was played by veteran Scottish actor Gordon Jackson.
Here are the opening titles:
Here is the full version of the theme tune:
And here is the original (season one) closing credits (from season two on, the London skyline was replaced by the green CI5 graphic with the silhouettes of the characters’ heads: