1 9 7 8 (UK)
13 x 60 minute episodes
The former star of The Main Chance, John Stride, played novelist-sleuth Rupert Wilde, who sallied forth from his apartment in a mansion within the shadow of York Minster 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.
Rupert’s literary agent Christopher Bridgewater was played by John Lee.
The material for this Ho-hum attempt by Yorkshire Television to make an anglicised version of The Thin Man stretched to 13 episodes. Barely.