RESL 149 Cold warrior by Simon May / Leslie Osborne / The Limelight Orchestra

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Release details

Catalogue numberRESL 149
TitleCold warrior
Artist(s)Simon May / Leslie Osborne / The Limelight Orchestra
Cover conditionGood
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeE
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byPRT RECORDS (Sales) LTD
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesRESL 149 A-2 DAMONT
Lacquer cut at and byDamont. Information provided by Discogs website.
My rating*****
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What type of seller was used?Physical shop
Where can I buy this release?You may be able to purchase this release from the following websites (others are available!)

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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Cold warrior [Simon May / Leslie Osborne]2.43
B1Seven days of the skorpion [Leslie Osborne / Simon May]2.32
Total length of media 5:15.


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We will see Simon May a lot in future releases, but this is the first single. It is not like any of his other singles actually! Not really that interesting though.
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Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts


The Limelight Orchestra.

Produced by

Simon May
Bruce Talbot

Captain Percival is the cold warrior, Michael Denison is Captain Percival. He belongs to no known organization; his power derives directly from the Head of State. His brief:- 'To safeguard National Security' - he operates unobtrusively. To the outside world he typifies the English Upper Class, member of all the best London Clubs, well dressed, impeccable manners and apparently idle. Beneath this veneer of a typical English gentleman of leisure lies a sharp intelligence and a smooth wit. He is urbane, charming and completely ruthless ...

The theme music for cold warrior was writen by Simon May and Leslie Osborne.

The series was produced by Gerald Glaister.

Other versions

I have the title track on these releases:
[albums]BBC 3006-iAUS50 BBC TV themes

Further information

BBC Radio Enterprises Ltd and BBC Enterprises Ltd, predecessors of BBC Worldwide / BBC Worldwide Ltd., the BBC's commercial arm. Formed 1968 and 1979 respectively, they were a subsidiary wholly owned by the BBC and merged into BBC Worldwide in 1995. In that time, there were companies set up within or structured brands as part of the company to deal with separate parts of the business, e.g. BBC Records for recorded audio. Sometimes written as BBC Enterprise Ltd.

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