Bergerac: A Cry in the Night (BBC-1 14 Jan 1984, with Frank Mills)

In A Cry in the Night fading musician Boy Buckley throws a “boat-warming” party to celebrate the purchase of his new yacht. Disaster strikes when Rupert Galliers and his wife Emerald are lost overboard. Rupert is found dead but Emerald is found unconscious and left in a coma. It appears to be an accident but Jim is not so sure.

Pretty much a standard episode, it’s not helped by the fact that all of the main players are very unlikable. The story line turns out to involve drugs, a long held grudge and a musician who is clearly losing it mentally. No big name guest stars either but the excellent Frank Mills turns up playing the father of Emerald Galliers.

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production details
UK / BBC One / 1×55 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 14 January 1984 at 8.50pm

Writer: Robert Holmes / Production Design: John Hurst / Director: Oliver Horsbrugh

Series: Bergerac Season 3 Episode 7

John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Charles Hungerford
Sean Arnold as Crozier
Annette Badland as Charlotte
Mela White as Diamante Lil
Don Hawkins as Boy Buckley
David Buck as Stephen Crane
Frank Mills as Arthur Osman
Antonia Pemberton as Betty Osman
Derek Smith as Sam Silvers
Linda Regan as Gudrun Olfsberg
Robert McBain as Tommy O’Dell
Primi Townsend as Linda O’Dell
Paul Arlington as Peter Campion
Rosalind Lloyd as Sally Campion
Peter Penry-Jones as Doctor
Peter Birrel as Rupert Galliers
Elaine Ashley as Emerald Galliers

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