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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Stringer
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A short-lived television program focusing on a group of journalists and the extent to which they were willing to go in pursuit of a story. The program was an independent production by John Edwards, but did employ some ABC staff members.

According to Moran, in his Guide to Australian TV Series, Stringer

has a nice eye for compositions, clever and inventive touches of situation and camerawork, as well as good performances from the leads. The credit sequences and soundtrack, as well as the figure of world-weary loner Frank Buchanan, all gesture to the great cinema tradition of film noir. Frank's slouching trench coat and the many verbal references to stars and films of the 1940s and 1950s doubly secure this general framework.

Moran notes that Stringer could occasionally be 'routine and pedestrian', but concludes that, in general, it was 'one of those rare inventive series which, like, say, The Fast Lane, flowered briefly before disappearing'.

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