Two ideologically-disparate terrorists (one from the PLO, one from the IRA) meet up in London to assassinate a visiting Israeli nuclear scientist. An alcoholic ex-government agent (Anthony ... See full summary »
A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »
Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »
Examination of the fact and fiction elements of each Jack the Ripper suspect, murder, police investigations and those thought to be his crimes but were copycats, as told in recreation scenes with a Host introduction.
When Trevor Eve decided to move from TV back to the theatre after doing two series of Shoestring (1979), its creator, Robert Banks Stewart, was left with lots of leftover ideas, so he developed a new series about another rehabilitating detective, this time based in Jersey, which explains the similarities between Bergerac and Shoestring. 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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