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
Captain 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