In The Cult of...: Bergerac, 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 »
Bergerac established John Nettles as one of the most famous television actors in the 1980s, something that he has continued to this day, although more recently in the considerably more pedestrian Midsomer Murders.
Bergarac certainly benefited from some excellent input from a remarkably broad range of quality TV figures like Robert Banks Stewart, Robert Holmes, Tristan DeVere Cole, Chris Boucher, Dennis Spooner, Tony Dow, Matthew Robinson, Bob Baker and Geoffrey Sax etc, and location filming on Jersey was regarded as rather exotic at the time.
I think I ought to correct Scooby-57's comment that this show made Louise Jameson famous. She was already very famous from her regular role in Doctor Who when the show regularly attracted about 13 million viewers and also her role in Tenko.
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