Bergerac: Burnt (BBC-1 23 Jan 1989, with Ronald Pickup)

In Burnt wealthy financier Anthony Villiers is on Jersey but the Department of Trade and Industries are on his case believing him to be guilty of insider trading amongst other things. The Jersey Government have agreed to allow the DTI to investigate, with Jim acting as liason.

The DTI investigation is a large scale operation and Villiers is less than impressed that it is happening outside UK jurisdiction. He heads off to Sark, tailed by Jim, where he is clearly up to something. Unfortunately Sark is also outside of Jim’s jurisdiction however it’s clear that Villiers has set up a company on Sark using local residents to act as directors. Sark has no company law and the directors of a company cannot face prosecution. As Jim investigates he learns that one of the Sark directors, Anne Granger, is the key to bringing down Villiers.

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Meanwhile the Jim-Susan saga is still dragging on, she is pretty much now refusing to speak him. Jim is growing increasingly tired with the mess around and gives her an ultimatum.

Jim keeping it casual whilst keeping an eye on Villiers.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×55 minute episode / Broadcast 23 January 1988 at 9.00pm

Writer: John Fletcher / Director: Robert Tronson

Series: Bergerac Season 6 Episode 4

John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Charles Hungerford
Ronald Pickup as Sir Antony Villiers
Vivian Pickles as Anne Granger
David Howey as O’Neill
Tyler Butterworth as ‘Cruncher’ Smith
Sean Arnold as Crozier
James Cossins as Calhoun
Graham Weston as Henderson
Tenniel Evans as Sir Harold
David Gooderson as Sidney Le Blanc
Tim Wylton as Georges Le Blanc
Louise Jameson as Susan
Nancy Mansfield as Peggy
John Telfer as Det Con Willy Pettit
David Kershaw as Det Con Ben Lomas
Anthony Dutton as Bank manager
William Maxwell as Chivers
Piers Chater-Robinson as Business assistant
Sarah Tarleton as Janine
Sharon George as Estate agent girl
Pamela Greenall as Postmistress
Graham Pitt as Reporter
Roy North as Reporter
Jane Gogarty as Reporter

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