Bergerac (1981–1991)
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Jim is sent to France to help solve the murder of an unidentified Jersey resident. He turns out to have been Jack Moberley, a private eye, who was trailing eccentric lawyer Lionel Carteret ... See full summary »

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Henry Herbert
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Nettles ... Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander ... Hungerford
Celia Imrie ... Marianne
Anthony Valentine ... Lionel
Catherine Schell ... Veronique
Nickolas Grace Nickolas Grace ... Inspector Chazottes
Constantine Gregory ... Duchesne
Madge Ryan ... Mrs Van Stratton
Emlyn Price Emlyn Price ... Lawrence
Sean Arnold Sean Arnold ... Crozier
Annette Badland ... Charlotte
Mela White Mela White ... Diamante Lil
Nell Campbell ... Mrs Moberley
Marc Sinden Marc Sinden ... Lucas
Tamara Ustinov Tamara Ustinov ... Libby
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Jim is sent to France to help solve the murder of an unidentified Jersey resident. He turns out to have been Jack Moberley, a private eye, who was trailing eccentric lawyer Lionel Carteret on behalf of his family. Lionel has plans to marry a countess, whose house has been repossessed by the local casino, due to her late husband's gambling debts. When a gun is found in her bedroom it would seem that she killed Moberley, but there are other suspects, including Lionel and his family and the casino owner. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1983 (UK) See more »

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| (BBFC entry for UK DVD)

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Color
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Writer Robert Holmes and Robert Banks Stewart had worked together before on series such as Doctor Who and Shoestring. See more »

Quotes

[while working on a case in France, Jim happens to see Charlie Hungerford going into a hotel with an unknown woman]
Jim Bergerac: I wonder what *he's* doing here?
Inspector Chazottes: Perhaps he's having a naughty weekend. It's always good to have some dirt on your in-laws, no?
Jim Bergerac: Digging up dirt on Charlie Hungerford is as easy as finding garlic in your salad.
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Prime Target
30 May 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

There is something about Prime Target that is a cut above. Maybe because it was co-written by Robert Holmes or the location shooting in France or just the standard of acting from the varied guest stars.

Inspector Chazottes calls Bergerac over to identify a dead body who might be a man from Jersey. Bergerac has no idea of the man with or without his wig. Bergerac also handily bumps into Charlie Hungerford who is with a wealthy widow who was once accused of killing her husband.

The dead man was a private investigator tailing the new girlfriend of Lionel Carteret, an inveterate gambler and from a wealthy and distinguished legal family in Jersey. The girlfriend is a Countess fallen into hard times because of her late husband's gambling debts and might be attracted to Lionel because of his wealth.

There is a nice interplay between Bergerac and Chazottes played by Nikolas Grace. I liked Bergerac wandering around Jersey looking for the owner of the toupee which turned out to be ghastly thing from Hong Kong. Charlie plays a handy role in stopping the villain.


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