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Danger Man Theme Tunes  [Back to the Main Page]

Edwin Astley wrote the theme tunes used on both the half-hour and fifty-minute episodes. The first series theme was simply known as the 'Theme from Danger Man' and the version used was performed by 'The Red Price Combo'. The fifty-minute episode theme was entitled 'High Wire' and was performed by Edwin Astley and his Orchestra.

When shown in the USA, Danger Man was renamed to 'Secret Agent Man' and a catchy pop theme performed by Johnny Rivers was added.

Over the years the theme tunes have been released by other artists, High Wire being the most covered and most popular still today. This page looks at all the known versions which have been released, but does not list all the compilation CDs on which they subsequently featured; this would be too extensive to list.

Many thanks to Dave Ashby for the information and help given in creating this page.

Artist: The Red Price Combo
Title: Theme from Danger Man

Released: 1961
Format: Vinyl Single

Label: Parlophone
Label Number: 45-R 4789

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Artist: Ted Heath & His Music
Title: Theme from Danger Man

Released: 1961 (USA)
Format: Vinyl Single

Label: London
Label Number: 45-1975-V

A version of the first series theme written by Edwin Astley

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Artist: The Bob Leaper Orchestra
Title: High Wire

Released: 1964
Format: Vinyl Single

Label: PYE
Label Number: 7N 15700

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Artist: Edwin Astley Orchestra
Title: High Wire

Released: 1965
Format: Vinyl Single

Label: RCA
Label Number: RCA 1492

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Artist: Ivor Slaney and His Orchestra
Title: High Wire

Released: 1965
Format: Vinyl Single

Label: HMV
Label Number: POP 1347

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Artist: The Reg Guest Syndicate
Title: Underworld

Released: 1966
Format: Vinyl LP

Label: Mercury
Label: Number: 20089MCL

Track 1 on Side B - High Wire (Theme From Danger Man)

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Artist: Johnny Rivers
Title: Secret Agent Man

Released: 1966
Format: Vinyl Single

Label: Liberty
Label Number: LIB 12023

The 'pop style' theme used in the USA series 'Secret Agent'

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Artist: The Ventures
Title: Secret Agent Man

Released: 1966
Format: Vinyl Single

Label: Liberty
Label Number: LIB 316

An instrumental version of the theme used in the USA

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Artist: The Ventures
Title: Secret Agent Men

Released: 1966
Format: Vinyl EP

Label: Liberty
Label Number: LEP 2250

A Vinyl EP containing instrumental versions of themes used in 4 TV shows

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Artist: The Revengers
Title: Batman & Other Super Men

Released: 1966 (USA)
Format: Vinyl LP

Label: Metro Records
Label Number: MS-565

Track 1 on Side B - High Wire (Theme From Secret Agent)

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Artist: Brian Fahey and His Orchestra
Title: Time for TV

Released: 1967
Format: Vinyl LP

Label: Columbia Studio 2
Label Number: TWO 175

Track 5 on Side A - High Wire (Theme From Danger Man)

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Artist: The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Title: The Cult Files

Released: 1996
Format: CD

Label: Silva Screen
Label Number: SSD 1066

Track 5 on disc 1 - Danger Man Pre-Credits & High Wire Theme

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