Bergerac (1981–1991)
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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 ...
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Kim
David Savile ...
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Mr. Pollender
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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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18 October 1981 (UK)  »

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The car Bergerac drives is a 1949 Triumph Roadster 2000. See more »

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[talking about Charlie Hungerford, his father-in-law, whose demolition business has made him rich]
Francine: Mr Hungerford - he's very rich.
Jim Bergerac: From knocking things down. I don't know who caused more damage in England - him or Adolf Hitler.
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Recovering from and injury and alcoholism a policeman coming back to work.
21 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just watched this first episode of Bergerac on youtube. I was interested in watching this program because of John Nettles. I finished watching the 81 episodes of Midsomer Murders with John Nettles on netflix about a week ago. It was interesting the see the difference of Nettles from older to younger, for me. As an American I like British mysteries and humor. This episode of Bergerac starts with him coming back to Jersey via airplane. He witnesses, from the plane as it lands, a vehicle trying to stop a small plane take off but it crashes and the driver dies. It turns out to be a good friend. Bergerac is coming back to Jersey, where he was a police sergeant, after time in a hospital recovering from a broken leg caused by drug dealers and a problem with alcohol. Is wife has divorced him and he has a daughter. He was promised by the police chief that he would get his job back but now it looks like he won't. He goes on his own to discover what the crime was his friend had been following. Without saying more I found it entertaining. I will watch more episodes.


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