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.
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 »
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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