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Wilde Alliance

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.

Rupert Wilde
John Stride
Amy Wilde
Julia Foster
Christopher Bridgewater

John Lee