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Strange Report Episode 14: Kidnap: Whose Pretty Girl Are You

Kidnap Title Shot

A beauty queen is kidnapped and her overprotective father will do anything to get her back. Strange is asked to investigate outside of Scotland Yard’s knowledge. The young lady was unhappy with her father getting married after her mothers death. A ransom note is asking for money for the return of Jennifer and her father is willing to pay it. Strange finds the evidence all wrong and he questions the legitimacy of this case. With the idea of the ransom floating around their heads it is possible to see a possible change in mind in the kidnappers. Jennifer may actually be in trouble but not if Strange and the team can get to her first.

Personal Synopsis

This episode of the bitter rich girl who wants to do what she wants to do. She would even go as far as faking danger to herself in order to scare and frustrate her father. The episode is a good watch and does emphasise the power money has over people, enough to even change their intentions. David Bauer is wonderful in this show just as he has been in many other ITC shows.


Original Air-Date: 28 December 1969

Directed by Daniel Petrie

Written by Don Brinkley

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

Toby- Ian Ogilvy

Otis Dean- David Bauer

Jennifer Dean- Sally Geeson

Perk- Richard O’Sullivan

George Lucas- Peter Jones

Louise- Caroline Blakiston

Inspector Hughes- John Arnatt

Newspaper Reporter- Neville Barber

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Strange Report DVD

The Baron Episode 8: The Persuaders

The Persuaders Title Shot

John is away in Paris when his shop attendant David Marlowe  is kidnapped. For the release of David, Mannering must sale Sir Robert Ellacott a fake Renoir painting for a 100,000 pounds. Mannering decides to investigate himself about who is behind this plot and why. Ellacott is shown the painting and Mannering meets Roddy, Sir Roberts nephew, the interaction is unpleasant but the transaction is made. Now the time has come for the money to be given to the blackmailers and Mannering is certain who is behind it all. A standoff is certain but an unexpected escape method will need to be foiled before the crooks leave with the money.

Personal Synopsis

A fun story of the rich kid not happy with the stipend given by his uncle and the nearly seamless effort to get a wealth of money without working for it. This is a decent episode with all the key ingredients to a crime mystery. Roddy played by James Villiers is brilliant in his role as a smug, spoiled nephew who annoys everyone who watches this performance.


Original Air-date: March 24th 1966

Directed by Leslie Norman

Written by John Creasey and Dennis Spooner

The Baron- Steve Forrest

David Marlowe- Paul Ferris

Roddy Harrington- James Villiers

Verity Montand- Georgina Ward

Templeton-Green- Colin Gordon

Upton- Ronald Hines

Hollins- Charles Houston

Sara- Virginia Stride

Sir Robert Ellacott- Martin Wyldeck

Markham- Reginald Jessup

The scientist- Derek Benfield

Scott- Zeph Gladstone

Lowery- Tony Thawnton

Ann- Jennifer Clulow

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Baron DVD