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.

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The Lohans

#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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Directors: Terry Green
Writers: Peter Palliser
The Assassin

#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.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Colm Villa
Writers: John Fletcher
The Hood and the Harlequin

#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.

star 8.00
9 votes
Directors: Roger Tucker
Writers: Terence Feely
Come Out Fighting

#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.

star 8.00
8 votes
Directors: Robert Young
Writers: Alistair Bell
A Touch of Eastern Promise

#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.

star 8.00
7 votes
Writers: Brian Finch
Diplomatic Incident

#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.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Ken Grieve
Writers: David Crane
Snow in Provence

#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.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Tony Dow
Writers: John Milne
The Waiting Game

#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.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Colm Villa
Writers: David Crane
Miracle Every Week

#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.

star 7.86
7 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Leslie Darbon, Robert Banks Stewart
The Memory Man

#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.

star 7.86
7 votes
Directors: Graeme Harper
Writers: Chris Boucher
A Cry in the Night

#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.

star 7.83
6 votes
Writers: Robert Holmes
Low Profile

#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.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: David Reynolds
Writers: Roger Davenport
Relative Values

#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.

star 7.67
9 votes
Directors: Martin Campbell
Writers: Peter Miller
A Message For the Rich

#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.

star 7.67
9 votes
Directors: Alan Grint
Writers: Robert Banks Stewart
Fall of a Birdman

#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.

star 7.67
6 votes
Directors: Ben Bolt
Writers: Paul Wheeler
Whatever Lola Wants

#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.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Nigel Finch
Writers: Brian Finch
Late For a Funeral

#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.

star 7.58
12 votes
Directors: Henry Herbert
Writers: Dennis Spooner
Picking it Up

#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.

star 7.55
29 votes
Directors: Martyn Friend
Writers: Robert Banks Stewart
The Last Interview

#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.

star 7.50
6 votes
Directors: Brian Farnham
Writers: Robert Banks Stewart
S.P.A.R.T.A.

#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.

star 7.50
4 votes
Directors: Robert Young
Writers: Rod Beacham
A Horse of a Different Colour

#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.

star 7.50
4 votes
Writers: Rod Beacham
Burnt

#22 - Burnt

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 23, 1988

A business acquaintance of Charlie's is suspected of insider trading.

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Robert Tronson
Writers: John Fletcher
Holiday Snaps

#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.

star 7.43
7 votes
Directors: Ben Bolt
Writers: Nick McCarty
Avenge, O Lord

#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.

star 7.43
7 votes
Directors: Robert Tronson
Writers: John Fletcher
A Hole in the Bucket

#25 - A Hole in the Bucket

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 10, 1983

Jim jeopardizes his career to help a couple of women who have come to Jersey.

star 7.40
10 votes
Directors: Ian Toynton
Writers: Bill Craig