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
In the early years of the Thames-produced series, some shows are in color and some are in black-and-white. The black-and-white ones were produced during "the color strike" when television technicians switched off the color during a union dispute. See more »
At the start of the second season, Marker moves into new premises in Birmingham which overlook Kane's Timber Yard. Despite the busy sound effects added by the production team to convey the atmosphere of a hectic workplace, the view from his office window regularly depicts the same selection of long-untouched wooden planks, since the scene is a stationary backdrop. By the following series Kane's have been taken over and presumably demolished, as a view of tower blocks has replaced the yard. See more »
Currently enjoying a well deserved rerun on UK tv; how refreshing it is to see a drama that doesn't need to resort to rape, murder, histrionics or sex every five minutes, and contains clear & audible dialogue without any mumbling or constant background music.
Public Eye works brilliantly, despite an often minimal plot, because the writing and acting are first class, certainly a good deal better than anything i've seen of late. Proof that less is more.
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