Cynical, dour and world-weary, private eye Frank Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London.
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Alfred Burke ...  Frank Marker 87 episodes, 1965-1975
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Cynical, dour and world-weary, private eye Frank Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Crime | Drama

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23 January 1965 (UK)  »

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Detective público  »

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(87 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Most of the ABC Television episodes are lost, while the Thames Television episodes survive intact. See more »

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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 »

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Spin-off Armchair Theatre: Wednesday's Child (1970) See more »

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Public Eye
(uncredited)
Composed by Robert Sharples (as Robert Earley)
[series theme tune]
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Outstanding television drama
28 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

These series in my opinion are British television at its very finest, centred around a marvellous sustained performance by Alfred Burke which stands comparison with anything to be seen anywhere in film, TV or theatre; and scripts of high intelligence, firmly grounded in the downbeat experiences of everyday English life, yet psychologically profound.

The support acting rises to the occasion too, in all the episodes I have seen - Pauline Delaney's performance in Series 4 for example.

By all accounts the show was widely popular when originally broadcast, and it is a mystery to this viewer why repeat broadcasts are so very seldom seen.


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