ITV have released this new 2020 trailer for Van Der Valk featuring music by English indie pop band London Grammar.
In the advert trailer we see the return of British actor Marc Warren as a dutch detective and Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassell. This ITV crime drama series set in Amsterdam is actually a remake from a series based on the novels of Nicolas Freeling. The TV series was originally aired in the UK in 1972 starring English actor Barry Foster.
The music in the advert
Music: Nightcall | Artist : London Grammar
The music in the 2020 ITV Van Der Valk trailer is a song called ‘Nightcall’ that was originally recorded in 2010 by French electro-house artist Kavinsky. The cover version in the advert is performed by English band London Grammar. The song featured on their debut studio album “If You Wait” in 2013.
London Grammar have featured on quite a few TV adverts and trailers through the years including a Peaky Blinders trailer in 2017 and a Sony Xperia advert back in 2014.
Van Der Valk Theme Tune Outcry
There has been a bit of an outcry in the media however with viewers being most disappointed with the remake of the theme tune to the original crime drama series. People took to Twitter with one tweet saying “How can even consider #VanDerValk without THAT theme music? #fail.” While another said “The main thing with Van Der Valk *was* the theme tune. The new theme is a little weak in comparison. ”
#VanDerValk was trending but for the wrong reasons it seems.
What is the original Van Der Valk Theme Tune?
The original theme tune for the Van Der Valk crime drama series is an instrumental piece called “Eye Level” composed by Jan Stoeckart. It spent four weeks at the number one position in the UK Singles Chart in September 1973. The music was performed by the Simon Park Orchestra. To listen to the theme in full, watch the YouTube video below…