Sunday, 13 July 2014
JUST WHO ARE YOU CALLING A BURKE? (OR: BEFORE DREDD, THERE WAS AMOS...)
Ah, the 1960s - now there was an era! I remember all the U.S. TV shows that made their way to these shores: The FUGITIVE, 77 SUNSET STRIP, BURKE'S LAW - to name but three. Back in the '90s, Burke's Law was revived, still starring GENE BARRY as AMOS BURKE, and I made sure I watched it religiously in an attempt to recapture part of my past.
Those who actually remember the '60s show may be surprised to learn that DICK POWELL originally starred as the millionaire Los Angeles police captain in the first episode of The DICK POWELL SHOW, before Gene Barry stepped into the role. Anyway, in a nod back to the swinging '60s, here's a Burke's Law strip from the TV CENTURY 21 Annual for 1966 (released near the end of '65) to help give you a taste of yesteryear.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, July 13, 2014