Wish Me Luck (1987–1990)

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The second world war experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.

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 Faith Ashley (22 episodes, 1988-1990)
Michael J. Jackson ...
 Kit Vanston / ... (20 episodes, 1988-1990)
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 Liz Grainger / ... (17 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jane Snowden ...
 Emily Whitbread aka Adele / ... (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Colonel James Cadogan / ... (15 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Colin Beale (14 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mark Anstee ...
 Luc Ferrier (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stuart McGugan ...
 Gordon Stewart (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
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The second world war experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.

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Wish it was better...
24 April 2014 | by (Ontario) – See all my reviews

I love Foyle's War and was hoping this would be in the same vein, but unfortunately Wish Me Luck is not as well written, acted or directed, and the production values are cheap. The single biggest flaw is the second rate Star Wars theme variation soundtrack that permeates this film from beginning to end.

Like many BBC productions, Wish Me Luck also suffers from having been shot on videotape - a cheap method of filming that ruined a lot of worthy British dramas in the 1970s and 1980s. In keeping with the cheap production values, most scenes appear to have been shot on the first take and would have benefited from more rehearsals and takes. As is, the suspense never builds in this series because the special effects and stilted overacting constantly reminds the viewer that this is just a teleplay.

On the good side is some accurate research behind the story, excellent costuming, and realistic sets - especially in series 3 which is almost entirely shot on location in southern France. This would be a great candidate for remaking into a film or re-shot as a shorter series.


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