Strange Report (1968– )

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Retired Scotland Yard commissioner Adam Strange investigates bizarre mysteries in "Swinging Sixties" London.

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 Adam Strange (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Hamlyn Gynt (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Evelyn McLean (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Professor Marks (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
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Adam Strange is a retired criminologist who enjoys solving crimes that baffle the London police. With the help of his young American friend Hamlyn Gynt, known as "Ham", and his rather attractive neighbor Evelyn, he usually gets to the bottom of things in his own unconventional way. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Some Strange Casting Ideas
8 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Dr. Adam Strange was a modern day Sherlock Holmes. He was a criminologist who acted as a consultant to the London police. He used his deep knowledge of science and human behavior to solve baffling crimes.

Fifty-five year old Anthony Quayle played Dr. Strange. Quayle was superb actor and apparently a lovely man. He had an enormous success a couple of years later in the original London and Broadway productions of "Sleuth". But his Adam Strange wasn't particularly magnetic or forceful. Strange was just a very nice, very intelligent man doing his job in a very competent manner.

What was needed was a brilliant and charismatic performance as Adam Strange, similar to Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes, Peter Falk's Columbo or Hugh Laurie's Dr. House.

Three actors who might have uncorked great performances as Dr. Adam Strange: David McCallum, Patrick McGoohan, or Donald Pleasance.

"The Strange Report" had a fine basic premise, a neat title and a great iconic name for its central character. All this show needed to be a hit was a great lead performance.

The executive producer of "The Strange Report" was talented Norman Felton. His other shows include "Dr. Kildare", "The Eleventh Hour", "The Lieutenant", "The Man from UNCLE", and "The Psychiatrist".

Line producer Robert Buzz Berger had a long association with the great television producer Herbert Brodkin ("The Defenders"). Among the shows they did together were "The Missiles of October", "Pueblo", "Holocaust", "Skokie", "Murrow", "Mandela" and the Frank Janek movies with Richard Crenna.


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