Strange Report Episode 5: Report 8319: Grenade – What Price Change?

Grenade Title Shot

The university student body is up in arms, so to speak, about some changes being done to the university. There are plans to build a Defence Research complex on the university grounds. Many students are very upset at this proposal particularly when some see this as a war like mentality itself. There are fears that the student body will fight this proposal, possibly becoming violent.Gynt is put into the university to find out the details to the students protest but somehow becomes entangled into sympathy for the students and their cause. Strange believes there are sinister behind the scenes people that want to create havoc with violence and can be leading the students to act as their liaisons. Something will need to be done before all the wrong people get hurt or killed.

Personal Synopsis

This episode is a great watch. The storyline hits some very pertinent subject concerning war and the acts that start it. I have been around people with the same beliefs of the students in the university. Offence is usually described as Defence, so much so that defensive methods sometimes create anger and frustration that cause exactly what they are trying to defend, war. This episode does represent some of the fears and actions people are willing to take to stop violence towards each other.


Original Air-Date: 19 October 1969

Directed by Charles Crichton

Written by Bill Strutton

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

Arthur Pater- Bernard Lee

Inspector Shaw- Peter Jeffrey

Ferdy Walker- Anthony Higgins

Voss- Alex Scott

Bob Tremayne- Jeremy Bulloch

Moira- Susan Jameson

Dean Jordan- Basil Dignam

The Registrar- Lionel Murton

Liz- Helen Cotterill

Cliff Hunt- John Nolan

H. Birrell- Alan Gerrard

The Bus Conductor- John Ashley Hamilton

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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Strange Report DVD

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