Ching-ching

There’s been a lot of press about “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” which I haven’t seen yet, but tonight BBC America premieres “Law & Order: UK,” which I’m curious to see. Apparently, in some cases the show (produced for British audiences, with BBC America as an afterthought) will use re-worked scripts from the dear departed “Law & Order: Original Recipe.”

Fans of science fiction TV will note that one of the detectives is Jamie Bamber — Apollo from “Battlestar Galactica” — and one of the prosecutors is Freema Agyeman — Martha from “Doctor Who.” It sounds strange to hear Bamber speaking in his actual British accent; you realize he did a masterful job of hiding it on BSG.

They do not use the “L&O” theme music, but the familiar “ching-ching” sound is used for scene changes.