R.I.P Alfred Burke

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Throbbing Angel, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    Just found out that the actor Alfred Burke passed away earlier this week.

    He was in my favourite episode of Tales of the Unexpected, The Flypaper.

    He was 92.

    Don't know why, but this has quite got to me.

    You can watch The Flypaper over on youtube, if you want unsettling a little. It really is one of the best episodes they made, if not the best.



    Alfred Burke at Wikipedia
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I had to look him up, but now I know who you're on about. He was an ace actor.

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    http://ladydontfallbackwards.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/alfred-burke-1918-2011/
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  4. spliff

    spliff New Member

    ... and he was still treading the boards at the National Theatre aged 89.

    RIP.
     
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  5. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

  6. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

  7. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    So that's his name. Ace actor, must've been in countless TV and movie roles? ..... IMDB has him in 118 roles spanning 1946-2002, abd that's not counting the stage. Bravo, RIP.
     
  8. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    Just a wee reminder for those with Sky Arts 2. Bit of a bump, I know, but worth it I think.

    The Flypaper is on this afternoon at 1.30pm - featuring Alfred Burke in what i believe is the best episode of Tales of The Unexpected.

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  9. susie12

    susie12 Left wing scum

    He was a great actor. RIP.
     
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  10. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I really liked him too. He just came across as genuine. I loved 'Public Eye' where he played a seedy private eye in totally unglamorous stories.

    I'm not going to say I'm sad because he was a good age but he did good television...
     
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  11. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    Public Eye looks great - I've never seen it (too young innit) but am happy to see there is at least one full episode on YouTube - which I'll be watching tonight. Thanks for mentioning that.

     
  12. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Even when he was being beaten up, Jim Rockford was cheekily heroic.

    In Public Eye, Frank Marker was never given that escape into sparkle: he was so downbeat but he was always bona fide..... :cool: I'll be interested to watch the episode, to see if it translates into the modern age.

    I'm quite surprised Alfred Burke didn't do more television because everyone liked him as a character actor. Perhaps the 'Public Eye' series typecast him too much...
     
  13. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    Squuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it is on Sky Arts 2 NOW
     
  14. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it


    Public Eye is being repeated on't'telly :) Talking Pictures TV - An Archive Film & TV Channel

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    Starts 8th or 10th October depending on who you ask

    Watch Talking Pictures TV on
    Virgin 445
    Freeview 81
    Sky channel 328
    Freesat 306
    Youview 81
     
  15. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Ohh, I remember that one now. It really was proper spooky, one of the few that still maintains an air of genuine horror.
     
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  16. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

  17. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    First episode was shown this evening (Wednesday). They seem to be showing the Thames TV episodes in order at 8.00pm every night (so next one tomorrow, Thursday).

    Enjoyed it a lot. Aside from it's merits as a drama this is the 1969 series set in Brighton, with a lot of location shooting. Lived there in the mid-70s and it took me back.
     
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  18. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    Damnnnnn. Missed it/forgot.
     

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