Bergerac: Campaign For Silence (BBC-1 8 Nov 1981, with Ian Hendry)

The fabulous Ian Hendry guest stars as Gerald Furneaux in Campaign For Silence. He is a former soldier writing his memoirs with the aid of journalist Stanley Morton, from London. When Morton is attacked and left for dead and his briefcase stolen it is clear that Furneaux’s story is one that certain people don’t want revealing.

Jim is in charge of the investigation and is concerned with why Furneaux isn’t keen to talk about Morton, in the meantime Furneaux is receiving threatening tapes in the mail and the somewhat strange Hedley Cross has arrived on the island and is also keen to know what is going on.

Hedley is in fact the publisher attached to Furneaux’s book. He tells Jim that prominent MP General Sir John Kinthley was responsible for killing the inhabitants of a whole village during the Korean War. Kinthley is now dead but somebody still wants the book stopped.

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Jim and Francine seem to be getting on rather well too. It’s still just friends at this stage but there is plenty of flirting going on.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 8 November 1981 at 8.15pm

Writer: Alistair Bell / Production Design: Phil Roberson / Director: Martyn Friend

Series: Bergerac Season 1 Episode 4

John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Cecile Paoli as Francine
Terence Alexander as Hungerford
Sean Arnold as Crozier
Mela White as Diamante Lil
Danny Schiller as Gulliver
Annette Badland as Charlotte
Ian Hendry as Major Furneaux
Jane Wenham as Edith Furneaux
Simon Cadell as Hedley Cross
John Gillett as Kinthly
Gil Sutherland as Cropley
Peter Dahlsen as Stanley Morton
Neil Hallett as Colonel
John Golightly as Buxton
Patricia Donovan as Nun (Nancy)
Michael Godley as Jurat
Julian Fox as Hotel manager
Julie Hervieu as Hotel receptionist
Daniel Lucas as Lieutenant
John Moore as Joe
John Billan as Steward
Jay Neill as Waiter

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