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Wish Me Luck 

The Second World War experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.
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Series cast summary:
Jane Asher ...  Faith Ashley 22 episodes, 1988-1990
Michael J. Jackson Michael J. Jackson ...  Kit Vanston / ... 20 episodes, 1988-1990
Kate Buffery ...  Liz Grainger / ... 17 episodes, 1988-1990
Jane Snowden Jane Snowden ...  Emily Whitbread aka Adele / ... 15 episodes, 1989-1990
Julian Glover ...  Colonel James Cadogan / ... 15 episodes, 1988-1989
Jeremy Northam ...  Colin Beale 14 episodes, 1988-1989
Mark Anstee Mark Anstee ...  Luc Ferrier 11 episodes, 1989-1990
Stuart McGugan ...  Gordon Stewart 11 episodes, 1989-1990
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There is overlap in content and some other issues when compared to the the 2018 book The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff. Not replication but clearly similar references to the actual women in WW2 were used or reviewed. This takes place during WW2 while the book refers back to these women in WW2 in 1946. See more »

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Featured in Drama Trails: 'Cold Feet' to 'A Touch of Frost' (2008) See more »

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A very compelling and historically accurate portrayal of the French Resistance during WW2
23 September 2007 | by egg-shapedSee all my reviews

Wish Me Luck has to be my all time favourite TV series. There is just something about it that captivates me even now 20 years after I first saw it! The characters were perfectly cast and gave excellent performances. Especially Kate Buffery and Michael J Jackson who I thought fitted the bill perfectly. I can't imagine anyone else playing those two characters.

This series is definitely worth watching again (or maybe for younger viewers for the first time around), especially if you're interested in the WW2 era. I think it particularly struck a chord because, although the storyline was fictional, these kind of events or similar actually did take place all those years ago and it's a stark reminder of what the Allies fought for and sacrificed so that we may have our freedom today. And it was portrayed subtly without the 'over dramatisation' some war series/films seem to add.

So if you haven't seen this already - go out and buy it!


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17 January 1988 (UK) See more »

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(23 episodes)

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