Bergerac (1981–1991)

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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Jim Bergerac (87 episodes, 1981-1991)
Terence Alexander ...
 Hungerford (85 episodes, 1981-1991)
Sean Arnold ...
 Crozier (72 episodes, 1981-1990)
Mela White ...
 Diamante Lil (40 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Susan Young / ... (35 episodes, 1985-1990)
David Kershaw ...
 Ben Lomas (35 episodes, 1988-1991)
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

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18 October 1981 (UK)  »

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Jim Bergerac ermittelt  »

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(81 episodes) | (6 Christmas Specials)

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In The Cult of...: Bergerac (2008), Louise Jameson (Susan Young) described what a perfect gentleman John Nettles (Jim Bergerac) was. They had to do a love scene in bed in which the camera started at their entwined feet and tracked up over the duvet to their faces as they shared some pillow talk. During rehearsals, John's trouser legs could be seen at the bottom of the duvet, so he offered to roll them up. Louise said she didn't mind if he took them off altogether, but he replied "If I get excited, I'm embarrassed. If I don't, you're insulted. So let's just keep it a secret." See more »

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Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac: Jersey is an island. It's nine miles by five. And if you drive *very* slowly, you can take a whole hour to go right round it. But when you get back, there's still the same old restaurants and bars, discos and boutiques. Same sad faces waiting to be faced. Jersey is some kind of prison.
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The watchability of this show
7 August 2002 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

Bergerac is one of the few shows which, on many occasions, had unique plots or plots that had unique twists. It resisted the temptation to jump on any particular bandwagon. The 'hero', Bergerac, was neither hero nor the still-popular anti-hero. The writers often back-referenced with regard to the ongoing arc which took Bergerac from recovering alcoholic to lucky in love, unlucky in love, lucky in his job, unlucky in his job, and eventually back to the bottle again, without twisting him out of character to do it.

In my opinion, this show still stands the test of time and is more watchable than too many of the newer shows on TV today.


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