Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Theme Time : Mike Post - LA Law


Another classic US drama from the 80s (running from '86 to '94 in fact) and another classic from the partnership of show creator Steve Bochco and theme tune composer Mike Post (having collaborated on Hill Street Blues previously, they would also go on to collaborate on NYPD Blue) LA Law was set in and around the fictitious Los Angeles based law firm, McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak, with a cast including Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Jimmy Smits, Corbin Bernsen, Michael Tucker, Richard Dysart and, as one of TV's groundbreaking bisexual characters, British actress Amanda Donohoe as CJ Lamb.




The opening credits of each episode depicted a close up of a car trunk being slammed shut, displaying the show's title LA LAW on the licence plate. The registration, trivia fans, was updated at the start of each season to denote the year and the car itself was initially a Jaguar XJ6 before being replaced by a Bentley in the show's final seasons.



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