During World War II, British women would go undercover working as agents in Nazi-controlled France, no matter how dangerous and risky it would be for them. They could lose their lives but it didn’t stop them, they were there when they were needed. These were the days leading up to the D-Day invasion.

In this series as the Civilians turn heroines, the team is critically assigned to help stage a diversion that would divert German resources from the landings in Normandy. Faith Ashley, played by Jane Asher, is now the head of the team’s London office. She recruits two new agents to work in Le Crest in the French Alps.

This DVD set, Wish Me Luck Series 3 is based on actual events that occurred in Vassieux-en-Vercors, which is a town in France that is famed for its acts of resistance during the German occupation. The final series in this wartime drama features strong female characters, historical authenticity and spectacular scenery.

There are 8 episodes included in this series. All are filled with lots of action, romance, and suspense as the jobs that these women take on prove to be ugly and hard. The suspense here builds towards an emotional action-packed finale.

Also starring in this series we have Shirley Henderson, Jane Snowden, Kate Buffery, Terrence Hardiman as General Stuckler and Michael J. Jackson as Resistance leader Kit Vanston.

Wish Me Luck was created by Jill Hyem and Lavinia Warner. It was aired on ITV for three series from 1988 to 1990 and it was seen on public TV in the United States in the 1990’s. Acorn Media previously had released Series 1 in March 1990 and series 2  in January 2011 on DVD’s.

Wish Me Luck, Series 3 comes with 2 discs and has 8 episodes which the total air time is approximately 414 minutes long. If you are a fan of World War II films, you can click on the Amazon link above to get your own copy.

Jan Barrett

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