Episodes

Wilde Alliance: Express From Rome (ITV 7 Mar 1978 with David Swift)

UK / ITV Network – Yorkshire / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast: Tuesday 7 March 1978 @9.00pm

Writer: Philip Broadley / Production Design: Mary Rea / Director: Marc Miller

Series: The Wilde Alliance / Episode 8 of 13

“This compartment is taken”
“yes it is, by us I’m afraid.”

In Express From Rome, Rupert and Amy are travelling in Europe via night train, ostensibly as part of a romantic getaway/research trip travelling via train as Rupert is a dreadfully nervous flyer. They are soon embroiled in a sinister mystery of course, one that involves damsels in distress and possible Russian spies.

An ITC style episode with establishing shots of Rome and then straight back to the UK TV studio interiors before turning into a version of one those classic British black and white movies of the 1930’s like Rome Express (bit of a giveaway with the title) and also the likes of The Lady Vanishes and Night Train to Munich. Good fun though and with lots of dodgy accents amongst the supporting cast too!

guest cast
DAVID SWIFT as Waldemar
MADELINE HINDE as Christina
TONY ANHOLT as Alex
ALEX DAVION as Ezio
TIMOTHY MORAND as Sergio
JOHN BARRARD as Giuseppe
TREVOR RAY as Jonquet
JOHN REES as Lerond
PETER WELCH as Remetter
APRIL WALKER as Helga