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Bergerac

Season 1 Episode 1

Picking it Up

3
Aired Unknown Oct 18, 1981 on BBC
7.5
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Picking it Up
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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.

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  • The story of Detective Bergerac begins...

    7.5
    This is a good pilot episode that tries to set up the background of Detective John Bergerac. We find out that he is a recovering alcoholic, that he was injured and may not return to active police duty and he clashes with superiors - whether its police: Crozier or the upperclass: Hungerford. We find out that he is divorced and has a child. And that his friend has been recently killed - and the police don't seem that interested in getting to the bottom of it. This storyline shows the Bergerac will find out the truth despite whoever's toes he needs to step on. John Nettle plays the lead role well and the scenery is a big plus. But the final revelations about some gun-running deal to South Africa seems out of place in this cozy island world...Maybe in the end, there was too much background to fill in just one episode and this could have been strung out a little more...moreless
Raymond Adamson

Raymond Adamson

Senator

Guest Star

David Savile

David Savile

Gurney

Guest Star

Floella Benjamin

Floella Benjamin

Juniper

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Annette Badland

Annette Badland

Charlotte

Recurring Role

Deborah Grant

Deborah Grant

Deborah

Recurring Role

Sean Arnold

Sean Arnold

Crozier

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