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Nyree Dawn Porter,
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
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I've just recently obtained the DVD set of all 16 episodes of "The Strange Report" and have managed to watch a quite few episodes. This is really a first class series. I'm a big fan of most of the ITC productions (the golden age of UK TV), but I wasn't aware of this programme until recently. It is definitely up there with such quality ITC shows as "The Champions", "The Prisoner", "Randall and Hopkirk Deceased" and "Department S". Apparently, this series differed from the rest because it was an Anglo-American co-production, involving both American and UK producers, writers etc.
The 3 main characters interact very well on screen and there is a very good rapport between them which draws the viewer in. I think the show really stands out because it tackles some very emotive subjects such as racism, immigration, medical ethics and diplomatic incidents.
Another great aspect to all the episodes are its views of late sixties London; capturing some parts of the city which have changed over time. A lot of ITC stuff tended to rely on mostly studio and set production with a little location filming and stock footage. This programme has plenty of location work which just gives it that edge. Finally, a fantastic, vibrant and very memorable theme by Roger Webb, puts the cherry on the cake.
It would have been great to see the planned second series set in the USA. Definitely a fine example of good old Anglo-American cooperation.
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