Strange Report (1968– )

TV Series  -   -  Drama | Mystery
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 77 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 1 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 27 Jul 2011
 
a list of 194 titles
created 02 Mar 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Strange Report" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Strange Report (1968– )

Strange Report (1968– ) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Strange Report.

Season:

1

Year:

1970 | 1969

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series 1964)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson
The Adventurer (1972–1973)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Basically an updating of Gene Barry's "Amos Burke, Secret Agent" character, Gene Bradley is a wealthy government agent, who, posing as an American movie star, travels the globe in search of... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Barry Morse, Catherine Schell
The Protectors (1972–1973)
Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt
Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope
The Champions (1968–1969)
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt
My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre
The Baron (TV Series 1966)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Stories of an antique dealer who is really an undercover agent.

Stars: Steve Forrest, Sue Lloyd, Paul Ferris
Department S (1969–1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Joel Fabiani, Rosemary Nicols
Secret Agent (1964–1966)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Three years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and continued in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now a Special Security... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron
Callan (1967–1972)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon
The Sentimental Agent (TV Series 1963)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Burt Kwouk, Clemence Bettany, Carlos Thompson
Journey to the Unknown (TV Series 1968)
Mystery | Thriller | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

Stars: Michael Callan, Joseph Cotten, Brandon De Wilde
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Adam Strange (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
Kaz Garas ...
 Hamlyn Gynt (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
Anneke Wills ...
 Evelyn McLean (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
 Professor Marks (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 January 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spezialauftrag  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(16 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It wasn't strange, and nobody wrote a report
11 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was a decent action series, but isn't as fondly remembered as, say, Randall & Hopkirk or The Saint (though it was somewhat better made, with higher production values). The premise was that Adam Strange, together with two young sidekicks, would solve unusual crimes, not through routine thick-ear violence, but rather with skill, science and psychology. The scripts were intelligent, and even (as for example in the episode with Julian Glover playing a psychotic on a revenge spree) moving. And an excellent theme tune also helped.

So far, so good. But it never quite made classic status. There are a couple of possible reasons for this. Firstly, the cast was not super-charismatic. Anthony Quayle as Adam Strange is somewhat cerebral, and Kaz Garas as Ham was not terribly engaging, with his earnest manner, strangely stooping gait and persistent references to Minnesota. Both look as if the swinging sixties were about to pass them by. On the other hand, Anneke Wills, fresh from Dr Who, continued her posh dolly bird act with her usual panache, but - as in Dr Who - was too often relegated to making the tea.

Secondly, the cases fell between several stools. It is easier to say what they are not, than what they had in common. They were not surreal. They were not glamorous. They were not spooky or supernatural. They were not action-packed. They were not comedic. They were not police procedural. They were largely, but not exclusively, restricted to Britain, and often took their premises from the headlines. The title 'Strange Report' was an unfortunate misnomer - it does lead the viewer to expect something odd or off the wall, which they rarely were.

Some sort of methodical and painstaking science or data checking was usually brought in. A typical scenario would involve Ham having to stay up all night going through the telephone directory finding all the people called Smith whose houses had North-facing aspects, forty years before mashups and Google Maps would have solved all his problems.

They were certainly enjoyable, but just fail to stick in the mind. But well worth seeing, and give a much better sense of what life was actually like in the 60s and 70s than was usual in the genre.

That was probably their problem - too real and too intelligent!


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
on DVD in the 'States' ??? dewey42001
u.s.a. dvds rwporter
George's house? howardkettle
Discuss Strange Report (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page