8 March 1929|
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Died||21 October 2006
West Vancouver, British Columbia
|Cause of death||pulmonary fibrosis|
|Notable work||The Silent Partner|
|Television||This Hour Has Seven Days
The Thorn Birds
Daryl Duke (8 March 1929 – 21 October 2006) was a Canadian film and TV director.
Duke was born at Vancouver, British Columbia, where he became one of CBC Television's earliest regional producers. His career continued with CBC in Toronto producing such series as This Hour Has Seven Days, then in the United States for major television networks and studios there.
His significant achievement in television was directing the Emmy Award winning miniseries The Thorn Birds. Duke was also among those responsible for the creation of CKVU-TV in Vancouver which is today part of the Citytv franchise. Noteworthy is that he produced and directed early Bob Dylan "song films," black and white vignettes that were the forerunners of today's music videos. He was inducted to the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and Starwalk in 1997.
- 1964: This Hour Has Seven Days
- 1966: Wojeck (episode)
- 1969: The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (episode)
- 1970: Children of the Lotus Eater
- 1970: Night Gallery (episode)
- 1970-71: The Psychiatrist (pilot, episode)
- 1972: Banacek (episode)
- 1972: Cool Million (episode)
- 1972: Ghost Story (episode)
- 1973: I Heard the Owl Call My Name
- 1973: The President Is Missing
- 1974: Harry O (episode)
- 1975: A Cry for Help
- 1975: They Only Come Out at Night
- 1976: Griffin and Phoenix
- 1979: The Return of Charlie Chan
- 1983: The Thorn Birds (mini-series)
- 1985: Florence Nightingale
- 1989: When We Were Young
- 1990: Columbo: Columbo Cries Wolf
- 1991: Columbo: Caution! Murder Can Be Hazordous to Your Health
- 1992: Fatal Memories
Awards and recognition
- 1971: winner, Primetime Emmy Award, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Drama, episode of The Bold Ones: The Senator
- 2004: winner, John Drainie Award
- "Daryl Duke". Daryl Duke Foundation. 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
- Skelton, Chad (23 October 2006). "Daryl Duke, Vancouver's 'Mr. Television,' dies at 77 from pulmonary fibrosis". Vancouver Sun. p. B1.