The first series of 'The Professionals' has a different title sequence to the later ones, presenting us with forty seconds of frantic action which immediately plunges us into the bonkers, balls out world of CI5.
A Rolls Royce (!) roars up to a warehouse and five men jump out. One (Cowley, of course) is noisily directing the action and timing it all. The other four men run at full pelt into the building where two of them (Bodie and Doyle) proceed to kick the shit out of a load of hanging targets and the odd actual person. Bodie gets hit over the head with a chair - he couldn't care less. They're pretty out of control, really. In a couple of early episodes, this sequence is accompanied by a voice over in which Cowley loudly declaims CI5's raison d'etre / raison d'etat:
"Anarchy! Acts of terror! Crimes against the public!
To combat it, I've got special men:
experts from the army, police, every service.
These are THE PROFESSIONALS!'
The four men (we never find out who the other two are, by the way) then climb a cargo net before dropping to the other side - Bodie throws a knife, although it's not clear what he throws it at. They then slide down a rope line, doing their war faces - they land, run, jump through some pretend French windows, roll and pull their guns out and start firing, although it's not clear what they are firing at. So far they've been in there for about twenty five seconds.
Cowley shouts for them and they exit the building and pile back into the Rolls which immediately screams off at great speed as they are still closing the doors. It's totally and utterly preposterous. I wish my job entailed training days like that. But it doesn't. Ever. Sigh. See you Monday!