Episodes

Wilde Alliance: Too Much, Too Often (ITV 31 Jan 1978, Isla Blair)

Wilde Alliance Too Much, Too Soon

In Too Much, Too Often, Amy and Rupert spend the weekend at the country estate of David and Helen Bardsley, David is highly obnoxious and is drinking heavily much to the disgust of Rupert. Events get out of hand during a clay pigeon shooting match which sees David almost taking a pot shot at Rupert, David then storms off and his car is then found abandoned. His business partner Leo then turns up

A fun episode with a mystery element that doesn’t even turn up until half way through. There is a good guest cast too with strong performances from the always reliable John Castle and the gorgeous Isla Blair. When Rupert has his near miss with David and the shotgun he immediately takes Amy to bed to recuperate and in a funny moment later dons a disguise to go on the trail of the missing David. Watch out too for a blink and you’ll miss it appearance from Barkley Johnson aka The Major from Fawlty Towers.

Wilde Alliance Too Much, Too Soon

Isla Blair as Helen Bardsley and Tony Steedman as Leo.

classic quote
“She was jumpy, jumpy as a”
“Please don’t say cat”
“Alright I won’t”

production details
UK / ITV Network – Yorkshire / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 31 January 1978 @ 9:00pm

Writer: Philip Broadley / Production Design: Alan Pickford / Director: Derek Bennett

Series: The Wilde Alliance /Episode 3 of 13

guest cast
JOHN CASTLE as David Bardsley
ISLA BLAIR as Helen Bardsley
TONY STEEDMAN as Leo
LYNDON HUGHES as Clare
BRIAN OSBORNE as Tom
JOHNNY ALLAN as Gunbearer
BARKLEY JOHNSON as Man With Dog