1 9 7 8 (UK)
13 x 60 minute episodes
Ho-hum attempt to make an anglicised version of The Thin Man.
Former star of The Main Chance, John Stride played novelist-sleuth Rupert Wilde, who sallied forth from his Yorkshire mansion to solve comedy whodunnits in the company of comely spouse Amy (Julia Foster).
The Wildes’ extravagant tastes – not to mention regular Income Tax demands – meant they occasionally struggled to make ends meet.
The material stretched to 13 episodes. Barely.