A TRIBUTE TO FURTIVE LIAISON

Nolan B Finn's title card in Furtive Liaison

WHAT THE HECK WAS FURTIVE LIAISON?

Furtive Liaison was a short-lived American drama series produced in late 1991 by Augusta Fall Productions. It starred Nolan B. Finn as Bobby Vis, a "lovable smooth-talking huckster" who moves to Chicago to try and strike it rich, but soon becomes entwined with a beautiful but mysterious woman known only as 'La L' (played by a young Daphne DeVhite). Only five episdodes were ever made, and never made it to air in its home country. However, the show was screened late-night on early British satellite channel Bravo, where it picked up a small but loyal audience.

WHAT MADE IT SO GREAT?

The cheesy theme tune, low-budget production standards and habit of keeping 'La L' permanently in silhouette - a decision which so annoyed DeVhite that she allegedly threw a punch at director Brett Belson - shouldn't subtract from what's actaully a pretty decent plot. In only five episodes, the show never got beyond tantalising hints of La L's dark past, but anyone who watched it will have their own theory about what's really going on. And although you've probably never heard of its cast and crew, the lead writer for the show actually went on to pen an episode of Lost.

EPISODE LIST

NOTE: Episode titles were not shown on screen, but were listed on Finn's now-defunct personal website before he retired from acting. He no longer accepts fan mail.

1. Pilot

2. The Vanishing Girl

3. Dinner with Noodles

4. Waylaid

5. Ruby Red and Ruby Black

SOUNDS GREAT! WHERE CAN I WATCH IT?

Sadly, no one has yet stepped forward to upload any full episode of Furtive Liasion online, probably because of its extremely limited viewership. This also makes a DVD release unlikely, at least without some public demand! So if you remember this show and want to see it again, PLEASE EMAIL FOX 20TH HOME VIDEO AND TELL THEM TO RELEASE THIS CULT CLASSIC!!