In Flower Power things get off to a very strange start when Amy is asked to tea by a group of old ladies, also there is the local librarian and a businessman who just happens to be an old flame of Amy’s. Initially it seems they are campaigning for a lake to be made in a local beauty spot but it seems there is far more to the story than they are revealing and a long lost orchid holds the key to the unravelling of the mystery.
The eccentricity of the series is well to the fore in this episode with elderly ladies listening to rock music and talking of the charts. Some good business with James Villiers as Roper who is desperate to woo Amy much to the disgust of Rupert. It’s all good fun with an opening more akin to an episode of Ace of Wands, not so much a mystery this one then more of a farce!
UK / ITV Network / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 24 Jan 1978 @ 9:00pm
Writer: Anthony Skene / Production Design: Mary Rea / Director: Bob Hird
Series: The Wilde Alliance Episode 2 of 13
AMBROSINE PHILLPOTTS as Mrs Tregaskis
JAMES VILLIERS as Roper
CAROLE ROUSSEAU as Eve Helmer
JUNE ELLIS as Mrs Ganter
MARY WIMBUSH as Miss Townsend
ANNE JAMESON as Mrs Furbank
GWYNETH OWEN as Blodwen
FRANCES GOODALL as Mrs Horniman
FRED GAUNT as Mr Whitaker
JOHN ROLLS as Mr Ganter