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Wish Me Luck 

The Second World War experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jane Asher ...  Faith Ashley 22 episodes, 1988-1990
Michael J. Jackson Michael J. Jackson ...  Kit Vanston / ... 20 episodes, 1988-1990
Kate Buffery ...  Liz Grainger / ... 17 episodes, 1988-1990
Jane Snowden Jane Snowden ...  Emily Whitbread aka Adele / ... 15 episodes, 1989-1990
Julian Glover ...  Colonel James Cadogan / ... 15 episodes, 1988-1989
Jeremy Northam ...  Colin Beale 14 episodes, 1988-1989
Mark Anstee 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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English

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17 January 1988 (UK) See more »

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(23 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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There is overlap in content and some other issues when compared to the the 2018 book The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff. Not replication but clearly similar references to the actual women in WW2 were used or reviewed. This takes place during WW2 while the book refers back to these women in WW2 in 1946. See more »

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Featured in Drama Trails: 'Cold Feet' to 'A Touch of Frost' (2008) See more »

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Wish it was better...
24 April 2014 | by JonathanWalfordSee 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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