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Van der Valk 

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Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.

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Nicolas Freeling
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5   4   3   2   1  
1992   1991   1977   1973   1972  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Barry Foster ...  Van Der Valk / ... 32 episodes, 1972-1992
Michael Latimer ...  Kroon 13 episodes, 1972-1973
Joanna Dunham Joanna Dunham ...  Arlette / ... 13 episodes, 1973-1977
Susan Travers ...  Arlette 13 episodes, 1972-1973
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Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.

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Action | Drama

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Trivia

When this series first debuted on the ITV network in 1972 it touched on surprisingly adult themes such as pornography, homosexuality, hard drugs and child murder, quite groundbreaking stuff for a UK made TV show at the time. This inevitably meant it had to be shown in the post watershed (9pm) time slot. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits for Season 1 listed the actors and characters entirely in lower-case letters. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Phoenix Nights: Brian Gets Everyone Back Together (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Eye Level
(Title Theme)
Written by Jack Trombey
Played by The Simon Park Orchestra
Conducted by Simon Park
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Great TV series set in Amsterdam
17 July 2000 | by zensixtiesSee all my reviews

I saw this British TV series a few times on PBS and I loved it. I love the theme song as well. It features Barry Foster as a detective in Amsterdam (it's all in English) investigating various crimes. One I remember is some Yugoslavs were ripped off by a tractor salesman who dies, and they are the suspects.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fahndung: Van der Valk ermittelt See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7 episodes) (1991-1992) | (25 episodes) (1972-1977)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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