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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UK | Australia

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English

Release Date:

18 October 1981 (UK) See more »

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Jim Bergerac ermittelt See more »

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Runtime:

(81 episodes) | (6 Christmas Specials)

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Mono | Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The car that Jim Bergerac drove was a 1947 Triumph Roadster. It was very temperamental and caused immense problems during filming when it refused to start - or to stop if the brakes failed! The engine sounded so rough that the sound of a Jaguar was dubbed over the top. John Nettles loathed it because he kept scraping his knuckles or banging his knees on the dashboard. After filming on Bergerac had finished, by which time the car was in very poor condition due to its extensive usage, it was auctioned for £34,000 as part of the Children in Need appeal; the new owner later wrote an angry letter to John Nettles complaining about the state of the car. See more »

Quotes

Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac: [Drunk] Let me tell you my good man. The whole world is a sandwich.
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I loved this show - in the early years
10 July 2006 | by sith_suzieSee all my reviews

I felt, after reading the ONE other review that I had to stick up for this show.

I remember reading that this show was coming to our screens and really wanting to watch it and absolutely adored it from the first moment, the beautiful locations, the gorgeous car (Triumph Roadster) and totally fell in love with John Nettles! (I was only 13) I even begged my folks to take me to Jersey - and we found a good deal and went! I read about other reviewers commenting on the ridiculously high body count but please remember that Jim worked for the Bureau Of Strangers, and most of the fatalities were visitors, course, he also appeared to investigate a lot of local crime...

Anyway, I loved this show and happily watch it during UKTV Gold re-runs and yes, its dated, but for me it brings back the old magic. Wonderful stuff.


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