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Strange Report Episode 4: Lonely Heart: Who Killed Dan Cupid

Lonelyhearts Title Shot

A man is killed after hosting a party, hit by a car supposedly. There are a few reason why the police suspect murder, such as the victim, Milner, leaving his keys at his house. The records about Milner adds to the suspicion about who this man was.  The victim was the head of a romance club that put compatible couple together and held parties to get them out and be social together. There is also some classified information about the victim that show the UK government naturalising Milner because of some chequered past during world war 2. The couples involved in the party draw Strange’s interest. Milner told one of his clients to have lunch with him before deciding to marry the lady Milner set him up with.  It appears that the client was setup because of his connection with the security system for a safe that holds hundreds of diamonds. Strange is on to the plan and must stop the robbery attempt.

Personal Synopsis

This episode was difficult to describe particularly because of the twists of areas of investigation. Manipulating a lover to help you for sinister reasons is certainly not a new storyline but this story added the aspect of couple matching to fray. I found the story spotty at times but it came through in the end. The great acting by Geraldine Moffat and John Bennett makes this episode much better to watch.

Starring

Original Air-Date: 12 October 1969

Directed by Peter Duffell

Written by Roger Parkes

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

Tessa O’Neill- Geraldine Moffat

Leonard Grey- Donald Douglas

Jack White- John Bennett

Chief Superintendent Cavanagh- Gerald Sim

Barbara Coles- Ruth Trouncer

Carter- Glyn Jones

Professor Marks- Charles Lloyd Pack

Steven Milner- Donald Scott

Baiteson- Ewan Roberts

Mark Harper- Jonathan Holt

Grantley- Jeffrey Gardiner

Jones- Dennis Chinnery

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Strange Report DVD

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 11: Caledon

Caledon Title Shot

To ensure a friendship with the King of Scotland, King Arthur must travel through some of the most dangerous tribes of England, risking attack. Sir Lancelot convinces the King that there is only need for one knight to make the perilous journey and Lancelot volunteers for the job. Sir Lancelot is ambushed and his horse is killed, he heads to the camp of the local tribe to get another horse. The tribe are a rough group of thugs that slyly give Lancelot a horse but this turns against Lancelot.  A bracelet is stolen from Lancelot while being knocked out. He pursues the thieves to retrieve what is his.

Personal Synopsis

Another adventurous episode where Lancelot takes the wrong and makes it right. This story starts in one direction and ends in another. I do like the rogue tribe storyline but I feel it could have been directed in more terrorizing fashion. The tribe was not in any way a threat and so therefore the drama is limited.

Starring

Original Air-date: 17 December 1956

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by Leighton Reynolds

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Queen Guinevere- Jane Hylton

Jaggyd- George Murcell

Farmer- Nigel Green

Sir Kay- David Morrell

Sir Lionel- Paul Williamson

Farmer’s Son- John Gale

First Warrior- Derren Nesbitt

Guard- Gary Thorne

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Sir Lancelot DVD