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Public Eye

Roger Marshall and Anthony Marriott created Public Eye in 1965 at ABC-TV, and 87 episodes were made over ten years lasting into the Thames era. World-weary private detective Frank Marker (Alfred Burke) is portrayed with as much grit, realism and dour charm as possible, and the music and graphics reflect the downbeat nature of the series. The fourth series in 1969 was the first to be made by Thames, and begins with Marker's release from a two-and-a-half year prison sentence for a crime he did not commit.