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Bergerac 

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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9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1991   1990   1989   1988   1987   1986   … See all »
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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 ...  Crozier 71 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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Bergerac is set on Jersey island and produced by BBC 1 in association with the Seven Network, first screened on BBC 1, it stars John Nettles as the title character Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac, an alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

The location used as Jim Bergerac's (John Nettles') rustic barn-conversion house in seasons one through three was later submerged when the States of Jersey flooded the valley to create the Queen's Valley reservoir in 1991. Plans for the construction of the reservoir were referred to in season four, episode one, "The Last Interview", with Jim first meeting Susan (Louise Jameson) in her job as an estate agent to find him a new home. See more »

Quotes

Det. Insp. Barney Crozier: He can't spell commitment.
Charlotte: That's my fault.I thought he'd got it wrong.
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Referenced in The Detectives: Studs (1993) 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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English

Release Date:

18 October 1981 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(81 episodes) | (6 Christmas Specials)

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Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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