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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 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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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 »

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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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Well-made detective series.
1 June 2001 | by (Kingston-upon-Thames, England) – See all my reviews

This is probably the last comment I'll write from England, as I'm flying back home to America after a year here in a couple of days. Unfortunately, that also means I'll be flying away from Bergerac on the BBC. I discovered this marvelous old detective show a short time ago, and since then I've enjoyed every episode of the programme I've seen. John Nettles is so cool and calm in the title role, and the cast of regulars is fun to watch and full of life. The plots are interesting, though not overly contrived. As much as I enjoy reading Agatha Christie books (and watching BBC adaptations of them), I sometimes find her plots a little too twisty for their own good. Bergerac's plots don't suffer this [ever-so-slight] malady. The scenery on the island of Jersey is beautiful, though I don't know whether it was filmed there or not. One might suspect (and hope!) that the crime-rate is somewhat less than represented in the show, but since watching Bergerac, I seriously want to visit the island and find out for myself. Also, if I do manage to visit Jersey sometime down the road, I have reason to believe I'll be able to pick up the BBC signal and watch re-runs of Bergerac to my heart's content! I recommend this police detective show to anyone who enjoys British television drama or detective shows. One last thing: I really love the tune they play at the end of the show. Hope I can get a recording of that sometime!


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