The BEST Episodes of Bergerac
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2021
Network: BBC One
Jim Bergerac is a recovering alcoholic, divorcee and father of a young daughter. He is a detective sergeant with the Bureau des Étrangers, a department for non-residents in Jersey, Channel Islands. Jim likes doing things his own way, a true maverick, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations in the traditional manner, the way his boss, Barney Crozier, would have preferred. But Jim's winsome grin and chirpy optimism always win through, and in a way he still manages to remain on fairly good terms with Crozier despite their differences. Jim gets his fair share of women during the series, but more than anything else he is married to his job, which becomes increasingly difficult for some of them. In the later series Bergerac leaves the police to become a private investigator.
#1 - The Lohans
Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 9, 1991
Charlie recommends that Jim be hired to protect a priceless set of sixteen Chinese figures called Lohans. Despite Jim's vigilance they are stolen and as he investigates their true ownership is brought into question.
#2 - The Assassin
Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 2, 1991
The mysterious Hapgood invites Bergerac to a lonely castle in Brittany. He wishes to hire Bergerac as a bodyguard and also to investigate threats on his life. Full recap: When someone fires a volley of shots at them whilst Hapgood is out painting, the result is the termination of Bergerac's services. Undaunted Jim continues his own investigation and via some gossip from Charlie, he forces Hapgood to admit the truth. He is a former assassin who has ""turned his back on the game."" He is being targeted by his replacement, who wishes to remove him from the game permanently. Hapgood hopes to persuade the assassin to follow his lead and see the light. Late at night the assassin attacks but Hapgood inadvertently kills him during a struggle. When the police arrive the next morning, Hapgood is haunted by Bergerac's earlier words, that he will never know who the next assassin will be.
#3 - The Hood and the Harlequin
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 20, 1981
Jim and Francine quarrel over her relationship with a charming Canadian photographer while Jim tries to keep track of a French gangster's girl friend, hoping she will lead him to the crook.
#4 - Come Out Fighting
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 31, 1983
One of the boxers in an European championship match being held on Jersey is plagued by a series of mishaps.
#5 - A Touch of Eastern Promise
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 7, 1984
Charlie and a group of Jersey businessmen invite an Arab entrepreneur to the island hoping to get him to invest in a fancy leisure complex they are hoping to build.
#6 - Diplomatic Incident
Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 18, 1990
After quitting the force, Jim is called back to Jersey by the Bureau to protect a VIP. However, the problem is that the VIP does not wish to have any protection.
#7 - Snow in Provence
Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 19, 1991
Bergerac is conned by Charlie into looking after a house in Provence and baby-sitting for two willful young girls while their parents are in Milan. He then finds himself caught up in a drug operation.
#8 - The Waiting Game
Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 16, 1991
Employed to look into companies seeking trade licences in Jersey, Bergerac finds more than he expects. Danielle is convinced that his life is in danger but nobody will believe her.
#9 - Miracle Every Week
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 20, 1983
Jim must protect an Indian faith healer from con men out to exploit his abilities.
#10 - The Memory Man
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 3, 1987
Jim must discover the identity of a man with amnesia who was found wandering around naked and who is haunted by a nightmare.
#11 - A Cry in the Night
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 14, 1984
When a couple falls overboard from an international rock star's yacht- leaving the man dead and the woman in serious condition - Jim suspects murder.
#12 - Low Profile
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 1, 1985
An eccentric old lady's mysterious past is somehow tied to a sunken ship that has attracted many divers, including a world-renowned underwater archaeologist and a notorious gangster.
#13 - Relative Values
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 1981
The son of an eccentric millionaire suspects that his father's housekeeper plans to kill her employer for his fortune.
#14 - A Message For the Rich
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 9, 1983
Two disgruntled ex-employees of Charlie Hungerford kidnap Jim's daughter.
#15 - Fall of a Birdman
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 13, 1983
A Portuguese hang glider pilot hired by Charlie for a TV commercial sails around a deserted cliff face and is later found dead, apparently murdered.
#16 - Whatever Lola Wants
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 2, 1988
Jim is assigned to look after an important gang informant's mother, who is in danger of being kidnapped by a vengeful gang leader.
#17 - Late For a Funeral
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 1981
Jim investigates the murder of a diver that is tied to the discovery of a downed Nazi pilot and his plane off the Jersey shore.
#18 - Picking it Up
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 18, 1981
Jersey detective Jim Bergerac returns from a recuperation leave to find his job in jeopardy and a colleague killed during an investigation into international gun sales to South Africa.
#19 - The Last Interview
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 11, 1985
An American telejournalist comes to Jersey to interview a retired gangster who has gone into hiding because of a contract on his life.
#20 - S.P.A.R.T.A.
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 7, 1987
Philippa comes to Jim for help when her life is threatened by a right wing organization demanding the return of a notebook that she knows nothings about.
#21 - A Horse of a Different Colour
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 16, 1988
Phillipa, out on parole, decides to give Jim some unwanted help in finding a stolen horse.
#22 - Burnt
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 23, 1988
A business acquaintance of Charlie's is suspected of insider trading.
#23 - Holiday Snaps
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 17, 1983
A French Inspector asks Jim for help in proving a tourist from Jersey killed his wife while on holiday in France.
#24 - Avenge, O Lord
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 20, 1985
Jim is assigned to guard a mainland MP who has come to Jersey to study the island's police force.