UK / ITV Network – Yorkshire / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast: Tuesday 14th February 1978 @9.00pm
Writer: Jacque Gillies / Production Design: Alan Pickford / Director: Matthew Robinson
Series: The Wilde Alliance / Episode 5 of 13
In The Private Army of Colonel Stone, Rupert is asked by his Aunt Rachel to look into the death of her son who had been on an expedition in South Africa with Colonel Stone and died in strange circumstances. Not only that but Stone has now taken over his cottage in the country. It is clear that there is far more to the expedition than Stone is revealing but the answers that Rupert and Amy uncover are not what they expected.
A great turn from John Fraser as Colonel Stone and a plot that turns things on their head in the last quarter of the show.
JOHN FRASER as Colonel Stone
HILARY MASON as Aunt Rachel
ANTHONY DUTTON as Knocker
PHILIP McGOUGH as Ben
ALICK HAYES as Vicar