Bergerac: Season 1, Episode 1

Picking It Up (18 Oct. 1981)

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Recovering alcoholic Jim Bergerac, a sergeant in the Jersey police force, returns to the island after a period of absence during which he has recovered from injuries sustained on the job. ... See full summary »

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Cécile Paoli ...
Francine (as Cecile Paoli)
Terence Alexander ...
Sean Arnold ...
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Mela White ...
Danny Schiller ...
Gulliver
Tony Melody ...
Raymond Adamson ...
Senator
Deborah Grant ...
Deborah
Lindsay Heath ...
Kim
David Savile ...
Gurney
Floella Benjamin ...
Juniper
Alan Thompson ...
Mr. Pollender
Elizabeth Choice ...
Mrs. Pollender (as Elisabeth Choice)
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Recovering alcoholic Jim Bergerac, a sergeant in the Jersey police force, returns to the island after a period of absence during which he has recovered from injuries sustained on the job. Nonetheless he is not considered fit enough to join the newly-formed Bureau Des Etrangers, headed by Inspector Crozier. Thus Jim does some unofficial sleuthing into the death of colleague Tom Draycott, and, helped by Draycott's girlfriend, artist Francine, uncovers a plot to sell arms to South Africa. His success in catching the culprit leads to his being accepted into the bureau though he still has to contend with the reluctance of his ex-wife Deborah, daughter of shady millionaire Charlie Hungerford, to see their daughter Kim. Written by don @ minifie-1

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[after recovering from injuries received while making an arrest, Jim returned to work but the Chief told him that his medical report meant that he was likely to be dismissed from the police as being unfit for duty, but now he has just arrested a bent gun dealer after a fight, forcing the Chief to reconsider his decision]
Senator: I'm going to recommend to the committee that the question of your fitness be reviewed at a later date.
Chief: Reviewed, Jim, which means proved.
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