The production was blighted by financial troubles, though, and some critics said it was a mistake to try to resurrect the character. The series was replaced from time to time by one about the adventures of an explorer. Seems a bit odd. In The Archers was first broadcast at The complete series was released on DVD in March , and in reruns of Dick Barton were shown on the British satellite television channel Film
Early ideas for the character's name included "Bill Barton" and "Rex Drake". Like the original, it ran in 15 minute segments and was again accompanied by the iconic theme tune, the titles playing against an animated dagger and target motif. For the South African boxer, see Dick Barton boxer. For that person who inquired here and any others that want more, there are quite a few Dick Barton series Music and lyrics by Stefan Bednarczyk.
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