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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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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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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Charlie Hungerford: Well, he buys me a drink. Now and then.So long as I pay for it myself.
Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac: I must remember not to let him buy me one.
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Referenced in Phoenix Nights: Episode #2.3 (2002) See more »

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I loved this show - in the early years
10 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I felt, after reading the ONE other review that I had to stick up for this show.

I remember reading that this show was coming to our screens and really wanting to watch it and absolutely adored it from the first moment, the beautiful locations, the gorgeous car (Triumph Roadster) and totally fell in love with John Nettles! (I was only 13) I even begged my folks to take me to Jersey - and we found a good deal and went! I read about other reviewers commenting on the ridiculously high body count but please remember that Jim worked for the Bureau Of Strangers, and most of the fatalities were visitors, course, he also appeared to investigate a lot of local crime...

Anyway, I loved this show and happily watch it during UKTV Gold re-runs and yes, its dated, but for me it brings back the old magic. Wonderful stuff.


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