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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 for this Yorkshire Television series stretched to 13 episodes. Barely.

Rupert Wilde
John Stride
Amy Wilde
Julia Foster
Christopher Bridgewater

John Lee