The BEST episodes of Bergerac
Every episode of Bergerac ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Bergerac!
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 - Old Acquaintance
Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/11/1989
Philippa Vale gives sanctuary to a Canadian Olympic track star whose life has been threatened when he refuses to boycott an international hearing concerning drug abuse by athletes. Jim and Susan break off their relationship.
#5 - The Lohans
Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/9/1991
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.
#7 - The Other Woman
Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/18/1989
Whilst playing golf, Charlie (who else?) finds the body of Graham Hawkesworth buries in a bunker. Investigations show that he was apparently having an affair with an unknown woman. This â€˜other woman' is the prime suspect in Hawkesworth's murder and it appears that she is none other than Susan. It transpires that Graham invented the story that he was having an affair and chose Susan as the â€˜other woman' in order to make his wife jealous. His wife is the real killer and plans to make Susan the next victim.
#17 - Snow in Provence
Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/19/1991
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.
#21 - The Assassin
Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/2/1991
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.