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Wish Me Luck (ITV 1988-1990, Kate Buffery, Suzanna Hamilton)

Wish Me Luck

Drawing comparisons with such shows as Secret Army and Manhunt Wish Me Luck stars Kate Buffery (in her first big lead role) as 20-something Liz Graniger, she has a five year old daughter and her husband is away fighting overseas. Determined to do her bit she responds to an appeal by the SOE (Special Operations Executive aka The Outfit) who are looking for fluent French speakers, Liz is teamed up with younger cockney Matty Firman and together the pair are dropped behind enemy lines to help co-ordinate the resistance.

Their boss is Colonel James Cad Cadogan and others on the team include Oxford Grad Faith Ashley and teenage Lois Mountjoy, over in France the girls mostly work with baronets son Kit Vanston and resistance worker Claudine.

Warren Clarke also appears as head of the German forces Colonel Krieger although he is later replaced by General Stuckler.

Wish Me Luck Jane Asher

Jane Asher as Faith Ashley

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 23×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 17 January 1988 – 25 February 1990

Creators: Jill Hyem, Lavinia Warner / Music: Denis King / Costume: Sue Formston / Executive Producer: Nick Elliott / Producers: Colin Shindler, Lavinia Warner

cast
KATE BUFFERY as Liz Grainger
SUZANNA HAMILTON as Matty Firman
JANE ASHER as Faith Ashley
JULIAN GLOVER as Col James Cadogan
MICHAEL J. JACKSON as Kit Vanston
LYNN FARLIEGH as Vivien