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Strange Report was a British TV crime drama series that aired on ITV from 1969-1970. Co-produced by Norman Felton's Arena Productions.

Its three main characters were London-based criminologists Adam Strange (Anthony Quayle), Hamlyn Gynt (Kaz Garas) and Evelyn McClean (Anneke Wills).

The show was made with backing from NBC, and it was planned that the show would move to the United States for its second season, but Quayle and Wills did not want to do this, so the show came to an end after one season.


  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The episode "A Most Dangerous Proposal" featured the character of Glyn Crowley, an openly racist anti-immigration politician. He was obviously based on Enoch Powell, who made his infamous "Rivers Of Blood" speech a few months before the episode was filmed.
  • Out of Focus: While Anneke Wills appears in all 16 episodes as Evelyn McClean, her role in many episodes is limited to a single scene of her doing something unrelated to the main investigation being pursued by Strange and Gynt.
  • Retreaux: The opening scene of the episode "Let Sleeping Heroes Lie", set during World War II, was in black-and-white to evoke the era.note 
  • Short-Runner: One season of 16 episodes. It was planned to make a second season filmed in the United States, but neither Anthony Quayle nor Anneke Wills wanted to uproot their lives to do this, so the series came to an early end.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: The main trio of Adam Strange, Hamlyn Gynt and Evelyn McClean.