So good?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 by

Five has announced who’s singing the new Minder theme tune.

Lex Shrapnel and Shane Richie

Lex Shrapnel and Shane Richie

The revived series, starring Shane Richie as Archie Daley (nephew of Arthur) and Lex Shrapnel in the title role, is due to hit screens in February. And singing that iconic theme tune – first made famous by the memorably named Dennis Waterman and the Dennis Waterman Band – are Glaswegian band, Attic Lights.

“We wanted to use the original theme tune to show that the roots of the new series are very much set in the original, but it needed to be updated for modern times,” commented series producer Sean O’Connor.  “Attic Lights are a fantastic new band, who have hit just the right note with the new theme.  Minder is one of the British comedy drama greats, and we want to satisfy fans of the early series, but have also added different elements this time round to excite new viewers.”

So, what do you think of the new theme? So good for you? Or so bad? Check it out here.


6 Responses to “So good?”

  1. Nigel Fishwick on January 7th, 2009 11:22 am

    They’ve updated it to sound like a cover version of an old TV theme. I’m not sure they really needed to bother.

  2. David Bodycombe on January 7th, 2009 2:15 pm

    It’s as if the Monkees never went away, only played at 78rpm

  3. Jill on January 7th, 2009 3:50 pm

    Are they called Attic Lights because they should be switched off?

  4. Ian Jones on January 7th, 2009 7:27 pm

    I prefer Peter Skellern’s version. Lex Shrapnel? Sounds like a character from a Fry & Laurie sketch.

  5. Rob Williams on January 7th, 2009 9:00 pm

    Arrrrggggh! What have they done! Just no! Why five, why!

  6. JD on January 8th, 2009 1:08 am

    An 80′s prog with a theme that bizarrely sounds like it’s come from the 60′s….on a network that wants it to still be the 90′s.