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The Adventurer Season 1 Episode 4: The Bradley Way

A retired Nato General is stuck on a yacht sick and in bed. Mr Parminter believes this sickness is not just a simple occurrence and could be caused due to information the General knows about Nato. The yacht is owned by the husband of an old acting partner of Gene’s so he is ask to investigate the situation. On the Yacht is a doctor and a nurse who are vigilantly watching over the General and his recovery.  The General is found to be drugged intentionally in order for the General to spill the beans on military secrets for an unknown organization. Gene and his nurse will be stuck between a jealous husband and the suspicious medical staff on the yacht. Options are limited so there only way out is the Gene Bradley way.

Personal Synopsis

Mr. Parminter needs Gene Bradley’s help particularly in light of the potential release of confidential information. Not a clever plot but nonetheless it involves a boat and a scheming doctor and nurse. The jealous husband is played by Richard Marner, know as a russian character actor in ITC shows and more famously as Colonel Von Strohm in the television series ‘Allo ‘Allo! The rest of the episode is not a dramatic masterpiece but I find I usually enjoy episode plots with both land and sea locations. The ambulance trick was a great touch. So I can say I enjoyed this episode but do not expect much.

Original Air-Date: 1972

Directed by Val Guest

Written by Gerald Kelsey

Gene Bradley- Gene Barry

Kerston- Anthony Ainley

Mr. Parminter- Barry Morse

Diane Marsh- Catherine Schell

Borislav- Sean Caffrey

General Schlessen- Norman Caro

Gerda Hoffman- Joanna Dunham

Virginia- Janet Key

Werner von Beck- Richard Marner

Brett- Warren Stanhope

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Strange Report Episode 16: Report 4977: Swindle – The Square Root of Evil

Swindle Title Shot

Currency printers are swindled into given a large amount of money to the wrong people. The order for the currency was made by an ambassador but only by phone. The fraud was found out when the director of Covington & Sons was told that he gave the money to obviously fake officials. Strange is asked to be a part of the case to find this all important currency before it get taken out of the UK. Luckily a tape recording was made of all the phone communications and this would be the key to solving this case. Evelyn joins Covington & Sons to see if there was an inside connection. Things get dangerous when Hamlyn is kidnapped along with a employee of Covington & Sons.  The thieves are trying to get the money out into international waters and then ultimately to mainland Europe. Strange must stop the boat from heading to the mainland and retrieve the stolen currency.

Personal Synopsis

This episode is the last episode of the series and unfortunately there were no more in the future. The show was being sent over to the US and Anthony Quayle and Anneke Wills were not interested in migrating for the rest of the series. So the show was closed down. This episode is a fun episode of currency stolen right under the noses of the authorities, fooled by a simple mimicking of the voice. I was quite fond of this story because of the potential for a German influence with this robbery especially with actor Anton Diffring who was in Where Eagles Dare. A fitting episode to end the series and I am left wishing more was made.

Starring

Original Air-Date: 11 January 1970

Directed by Brian Smedley-Aston

Written by Leigh Vance

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

Nils Paavo- Derren Nesbitt

Karen Rose- Pauline Yates

Klaus Frei- Anton Diffring

Dick Blaise- Joe Baker

David Covington- John Carlisle

Maria- Louise Pajo

Estelle- Valerie Van Ost

Inspector Peters- Michael Forrest

Otto- Oliver MacGreevy

Jago- Patrick O’Connell

The Harbour Master- Arthur Lovegrove

Beth- Ilona Rodgers

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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Strange Report Episode 7: Epidemic: A Most Curious Crime

Epidemic Title Shot

A young man dies in the house of friends and is taken away by some suspicious characters. Gynt was there at the house and was made witness to the odd behaviour of those around who refused a doctor instead having the suspicious characters take the young man. Strange is worried that this wasn’t simply a death but a far more dangerous issue with multiple reasons for concern. Come to find out that the young man was an illegal visitor in the country and was suffering from a very contagious illness. Fears grow as many people at the house have come down with the illness and the government has to step in to avoid an epidemic. This unfortunate break opens a case of illegal immigrant smuggling which threatens the government and the social services of London. Strange must find out who is moving in these immigrant and making money off of it.

Personal Synopsis

A good episode, touching on the subject of immigration. Although you cant help but realise that the story makes immigration look somewhat connected to the spread of disease, whether that was the intention of the writers or not, It seems to come across. I believe this episode displays the sentiment throughout the world at the time of filming and still there are residual feelings till this day about it. Worth the watch for Peter Vaughan’s performance as Morrison.

Starring

Original Air-Date: 2 November 1969

Directed by Daniel Petrie

Written by Don Brinkley

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

Morrison- Peter Vaughan

Zeba Hameed- Zienia Merton

Ameen- Saeed Jaffrey

Shivendra Sinha- Shivendra Sinha

Roshan Seth- Roshan Seth

Captain Tork- Graham Haberfield

Professor Marks- Charles Lloyd Pack

The Bus Boy- Salmaan Peerzada

The Intern- Ray Armstrong

Marque Assistant- John F. Landry

Reggie- Dallas Adams

The Ward Nurse- Luan Peters

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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