Cult TV Essentials

Cult TV Essentials: Strange Report

Broadcast in 1969, Strange Report ran for 16 episodes and followed Adam Strange (Anthony Quayle) – a retired Home Office criminologist who took on special cases that had been marked “Open File” by various government departments. Strange was assisted by Hamlyn “Ham” Gynt (Kaz Garas), Evelyn (Anneke Wills) and Professor Marks (Charles Lloyd-Pack).

During his investigations Strange would drive  around London in an Austin FX3 taxi cab. This was because he could park anywhere for long periods of time and go unnoticed in any neighbourhood.

Strange Report was created in collaboration with NBC‘s films unit Arena in the United States with the suggestion that the first half of the series would take place in the United Kingdom and the second half would see Strange visiting the United States. This fell through, which explains why such a short season of episodes was created. The second series also fell through because Quayle and Wills decided not to continue due to personal concerns.

 

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