Strange Report Episode 10: Report 8944: Hand – A Matter of Witchcraft

Hand Title Shot

Strange is called in for a “strange” murder. A young girl is found dead with a symbol written on the wall above her body. The story calls for recognition of witches and rituals that can cost lives. Research is causing Strange to worry that this death will not be the last, in fact two others are required for the ritual. Strange asks Evelyn to join the company that the dead woman was working with at the time of her death. After another death, a known witch aficionado, it became clear that the suspicions were going in the right direction. An incident that happened 30 years before is very similar to the current case and there is a suspicious connection with someone at the art studio where Evelyn works now. Evelyn is in trouble so there is no time to lose.

Personal Synopsis

An episode of murder, ritual and witchery. It is interesting to note that witches being used as the villains will always reduce the story’s credibility but it is fun to imagine the complex nature of the supernatural.  I wasn’t as fond of this episode as I hoped but the story was strong did draw my interest. The acting from the supporting cast was above par and I was surprised by the cinematography display the spooky effects during the story.


Original Air-Date: 30 November 1969

Directed by Peter Duffell

Written by Edward DeBlasio

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

Miss Dalton- Renée Asherson

Inspector Graves- Keith Barron

Edna Nightingale- Rosalind Atkinson

Joanna- Cecilia Darby

Mrs. Brearley- Helen Lindsay

Brinkley- Alfred Bell

Professor Marks- Charles Lloyd Pack

Dean- Carleton Hobbs

Labratory Assistant- Richard Coe

Police Sergeant- Peter Welch

Russian Woman- Malya Woolf

Birthday Girl Victim- Maxine Casson

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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