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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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Nettles ...  Jim Bergerac 87 episodes, 1981-1991
Terence Alexander ...  Hungerford 85 episodes, 1981-1991
Sean Arnold Sean Arnold ...  Crozier 72 episodes, 1981-1990
Mela White Mela White ...  Diamante Lil 40 episodes, 1981-1987
Louise Jameson ...  Susan Young / ... 35 episodes, 1985-1990
David Kershaw 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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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18 October 1981 (UK) See more »

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Jim Bergerac ermittelt See more »

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(81 episodes) | (6 Christmas Specials)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Spoofed in The Krankies Elektronik Komik: Episode #2.6 (1987) See more »

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not just for wet afternoons
20 February 2006 | by jamescredmondSee all my reviews

I agree with other readers who felt that Bergerac outlived his shelf life, but isn't this typical of the BBC when they realise they've got a hit on their hands? instead of letting a good idea run its natural course they flog it to death, detracting from the originality, which the earlier series certainly had. for all that, Bergerac is a well-crafted piece of TV. there was only one episode which I found truly awful, centring on a faded singer with a drink problem who meets up with his old duet-partner. cue jealous husband, dreadful singing, tragic demise and weak twist to the plot.the rest were either good or outstanding. I have no problem in recommending bergerac. watch, regardlessof the weather. bergerac is available on DVD from may 06 from the bbc shop.


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