Strange Report Episode 9: Report 1021: Shrapnel – The Wish in the Dream

Shrapnel Title Shot

There is a party being held but Paul Webber is not interested in going, even at his wife’s persistence. His work at Halliday’s Chemicals  is far more important. That evening, there is a large explosion that engulfs the entire laboratory that Paul Webber was working in, and all thats left are the ashes and the charred remains of a man. Carol Webber is horrified at the loss of her husband and Mr Halliday, the owner of the chemical plant, is all too eager to help in the investigation. Strange investigates some peculiar pieces of evidence that do not coincide with the judgment that this explosion was an accident.  George Halliday is no longer so cooperative which stirs the pot of suspicion even further for Strange. Carol is met by occurrence after occurrence that scares her to perceive something is amiss, enough to believe her life is in danger. But why?

Personal Synopsis

Shrapnel is a fantastic episode in this series. It has all the elements that create an interesting murder mystery. A love affair, a explosion, a sketchy trail to answers, and a mystery body. I loved this episode because of these pieces to the story. Gerald Flood was incredibly creepy in this episode and pulled off a stunning performance that Strange Report has only a splattering of throughout the series.


Original Air-Date: 23 November 1969

Directed by Brian Smedley-Aston

Written by Jan Read

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

Carol Webber- Sylvia Syms

Paul Webber- Gerald Flood

Leo Genn- Leo Genn

Inspector Purcell- Bryan Marshall

Joey Bengamin- Barry Fantoni

Professor Marks- Charles Lloyd Pack

The Jeweller- Ian Gray

The Coroner- John Dunbar

Valet Manager- Reginald Barratt

Messenger Boy- Michael Holden

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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