Bergerac: Holiday Snaps (BBC-1 17 Dec 1983, with Michael Angelis)

In Holiday Snaps, well known local Jersey fish merchant is camping in France with his wife. When she is brutally murdered Tony is prime suspect but the French police investigation led by Detective Inspector Dupont quickly reels somebody else in.

Back on the island Tony is staying with Charlie Hungerford whilst he gets over the shock. Meanwhile someone also seems to be targeting him. First his shop is vandalised and his fish poisoned, then the brakes on his van are tampered with. When Jim sees that Kim is far from impressed with having Morel around he starts to wonder what is going on.

Following a heart to heart during a walk on the beach Kim tells her father that Morel has been spying and taking long distance photographs of her and her friends for some time.

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An excellent, quietly tense episode. Bergerac teams up with likeable French Detective Inspector Dupont (played by Lee Montague) to initially help Morel and then bring him down when they realise what he is really about. It’s actually Kim who provides the key info that enables Jim to catch Morel out.

Lee Montague play Detective Chief Inspector Dupont.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×55 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 17 December 1983 at 9.00pm

Writer: Nick McCarty / Production Design: Paul Allen / Director: Ben Bolt

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Series: Bergerac Season 3 Episode 3

John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Charles Hungerford
Sean Arnold as Crozier
Annette Badland as Charlotte
Deborah Grant as Debbie
Mela White as Diamante Lil
Lindsay Heath as Kim
Michael Angelis as Tony Morel
Lee Montague as Inspector Dupont
Jean Boht as Mrs Farrell
Lindsay Heath as Kim
Bridget McConnell as Mrs Morel
Michael Jayes as Maitre Thiery
Brian Hawksley as William Gibson
Graham Cull as Morel’s assistant
Carlos Douglas as Campsite proprietor
Peter Hervieu as Monsieur Tardieu
Brychan Powell as Policeman
Bob Johnson as Customers at cafe
Bob Brooks as Customer at cafe

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