Weird happenings in paradise
the Twilight Zone theme music and move The X Files to Coolum Beach, on the Sunshine Coast, and you’ll get the idea of The Strange Calls. Barry Crocker plays Gregor, the town’s wild-eyed gatekeeper who has an encyclopedic knowledge of Coolum and a love of vintage board games. Toby Truslove plays his unwitting partner Constable Toby Banks, a recently disgraced city cop, who arrives in town to begin his new role on the night-duty desk in a derelict old caravan. Banks is a rational sceptic; Gregor is a Believer. But once the sun goes down, weird things happen in this slice of paradise. This odd couple investigate reports mermaids are dating policemen and a radio jingle has possessed the soul.