Now an experienced operative, Liz Grainger (Kate Buffery, Trial & Retribution) is working in the London home office under the direction of Colonel James “Cad” Cadogan (Julian Glover, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). Desperately needed recruits join the team, but they bring troubles of their own. Vivien (Lynn Farleigh, Pride and Prejudice) carries a secret that may compromise her judgment, while Emily (Jane Snowden, All Passion Spent) is a skilled radio operator but dangerously raw at the spy game. How will they fare in France, where even the smallest mistake can prove fatal?
Based on the real-life stories of women recruited by Britain’s Special Operations Executive, Wish Me Luck features strong female characters, tension-filled plots, and historical authenticity. Also starring Jeremy Northam (The Tudors), Jane Asher (A Voyage Round My Father), and Michael J. Jackson (Doctors) as Resistance leader Kit Vanston.
Disc 1 Episode 1 Southwestern France, 1943. Three British agents are shot by Nazis, and Liz must tell a widow the sad news back in England. Two new recruits also join the team: naïve Emily, a radio operator, and Vivien, an older woman recently widowed.
Episode 2 Emily, Vivien, and Colin parachute into France at night. Emily’s farewell to her boyfriend in England turns out to have consequences, and a beautiful member of the French militia takes an interest in Colin.
Episode 3 Colin is in shock after shooting a young woman he found searching his room, and Liz learns that her marriage is a sham in more ways than one. Emily chooses to stay in France, and Cad accepts Liz’s offer to return there.
Episode 4 Local resistance leader Gordon resents his new boss—Liz, who’s there to destroy the U-boat transmitter station. At the same time, Vivien pursues a mission of her own, arousing suspicion and putting the others at risk.
Disc 2 Episode 5 In the aftermath of a failed raid, the team wonders if there’s a traitor in their midst. Then Emily’s transmitter and codebook are confiscated by the Germans, and her beloved host family is arrested. Cad asks Kit to go to France to handle the situation.
Episode 6 Emily flees to a hideout in a brothel, and Cad is relieved to learn that all the agents are safe. Liz and Kit put aside their feelings, Cad receives devastating news, and Vivien pays a price for her reckless behavior.
Episode 7 Despite Vivien’s capture, the raid on the arms factory must continue. However, the team’s rescue attempt goes badly. With German soldiers closing in, Liz is forced to commit a ghastly act.