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A groundbreaking and enormously popular TV show, Peter Gunn marked the moment in American television where modern popular music began to be used as an integral part of the audience experience. The cool, suave title character, played by Craig Stevens, was perfectly reflected in the urbane jazz written for the show by Henry Mancini. Mancini is, of course, one of the greatest ever composers of music for television and film, with many of his works winning Oscars and becoming part of the cultural fabric of the twentieth century. His music for Peter Gunn, sustained as it was over three seasons with 114 episodes in total, is collected here in a set which includes – inevitably – the familiar ‘Peter Gunn Theme’ alongside all the other tracks used during the series, originally released on two successful studio albums by RCA as ‘The Music From Peter Gunn’ and ‘More Music From Peter Gunn’.