Strange Report Episode 13: Report 4821 X-Ray: Who Weeps for the Doctor?

X Ray Title Shot

The Christmas party was festive but not all were having fun. Doctor Anders interrupts Doctor Hornsey’s speech and begins to rant about his work and the hospital. This obvious rude interruption was dismissed as a drunken rant and Dr Anders was sent home. After the party, Anders is found dead in his house with a suspicious syringe and white power near his body but even more suspicious was a man running out of the apartment building. Anders was apparently suffering from an ailment that would only get worse ultimately ruining his career. It was found out that this diagnosis was not correct and this completely healthy man has died without a disease. Strange follows the chain of offices that handled the x-rays that showed the falsified diagnosis. Revenge is a powerful emotion that could override the efforts by those who try to help.

Personal Synopsis

A powerful story of a switched X-Ray and the ramification from that action. This episode touches the core of a doctors position in life. A failed surgery that ended in death, creating anger and revenge by those hurt by the death and ultimately costing the life of a confused doctor. I loved this episode purely for the emotions portrayed in this story, showing how unfair life can be sometimes. A strong episode in this series.


Original Air-Date: 21 December 1969

Directed by Charles Crichton

Written by Roger Parkes

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

Miss Collingford- Ann Firbank

Dr. Hornsey- John Laurie

Peggy Gale- Trisha Mortimer

Caine- Ewan Hooper

Inspector Franklin- Nicholas Selby

House Surgeon- Richard Carpenter

John Anders- David Collings

Professor Marks- Charles Lloyd Pack

Jeannie- Linda Renwick

Miss Blake- Annabelle Lee

X-Ray Clerk- Isabel Metliss

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