A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his ... See full summary »
David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »
A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London. Fairly cheaply made on video, when the series went into colour in 1970, rather than re-making the evocative title sequence, the producers (Thames Television) merely put it through a sepia filter! Written by
To keep the series fresh the producers would regularly move Frank Marker around the UK. The show was originally based in London's Clapham district, moving to Handsworth in Birmingham, Brighton, Windsor, Walton-on-Thames and finally Chertsey. See more »
The Golden Flower Chinese restaurant is visible through the window of Frank's Eton High Street office - but as seen in location work for editions such as "Come Into the Garden, Rose", the eaterie is actually found two doors down from Marker's premises. The Thames production team designed the studio backdrop like this as they felt what actually faced the office was visually uninteresting. See more »
I've just watched a couple of series of public eye starring the excellent and underrated Alfred Burke.its the story of frank marker a detective struggling threw life trying to make aliving.who often ends up loosing out.excellent stories,and a power house performance from its lead.it also includes various actors who are now house hold names when they were starting out.for example David suchet,James bolam to name a couple.a series which deserves another look.sadly neglected by many stations,i believe UK gold sometimes shows a few.it also reflects the time it was set how people lived,very little money with no luxurious.this is TV at its best.
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