In the midst of WWII, brave British women risk their lives as secret agents in occupied France. Their assignment is sabotage, subversion, and propaganda; their fate, if caught, is torture or worse. Series 2 stars Kate Buffery (Trial & Retribution), Lynn Farleigh (Pride and Prejudice), Jane Asher (A Voyage Round My Father), and Jane Snowden (All Passion Spent), with co-stars Jeremy Northam (The Tudors) and Julian Glover (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). Created by Jill Hyem and Lavinia Warner (BBC’s Tenko), Wish Me Luck aired on ITV for three series (1988-90) and broadcast on U.S. public television in the 1990s. Acorn Media previously released Series 1 in March 2010, (DVD 2-Vol. Boxed Set, $39.99).
This portion of the Wish Me Luck series is filled with amazing performances. Whether its the boldness of Lynn Farleigh’s character Vivian, the fresh exuberance of Jane Snowden’s character Emily or the strength of Kate Buffery’s lead series character Liz the women carry the show throughout. These women are the life force of the nation and their sacrifices are crucial in keeping the stability of the spy movement in France. Its a truly gripping series that has superb acting. Overall a must buy for any fan of war films, strong female lead characters, or just good television!
Filmed on location in Britain and France, Wish Me Luck combines strong female characters, tension-filled plots and historical authenticity (DVD 2-Disc, 7 episodes, www.AcornOnline.com, $39.99).