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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(81 episodes) | (6 Christmas Specials)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The location used as Bergerac's rustic barn-conversion house in Series 1-3 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 Bergerac: The Last Interview (1985), with Jim first meeting Susan in her job as an estate agent to find him a new home. 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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great TV
4 February 2006 | by richbaillieSee all my reviews

I really love watching old episodes of this and think it's a shame that UKTV are not showing every episode. I think the first series was great and although the show lost its way a bit for the next few series, it did pick up again in the late 1980s with a few standout shows. I agree with a previous reader that the episode with the mercenary is good, as is the flashback one to WW2, and the one where he goes to London and has a great scene in St paul's cathedral with that Scottish actor who used to be in everything. Also good are the later episodes in France. Strange to see Bergerac's girlfriend from series 1 turning up nearly 20 years later with Sean Bean in Sharpe! Also the production values in the later series were so much higher. All in all great nostalgia and interesting social history of the 1980s, Jim always wakes up with Terry Wogan's breakfast show for example, possibly the only detective to do this. But the fact remains that John Nettles as Jim Bergerac was and is a surprising success story. I like it and so do millions of others but i feel that no one has really ever explained quite why.


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