Bergerac: House Guests (BBC-1 4 Feb 1984, with Patrick Allen)

In House Guests, the final episode of the third season, Bergerac is put in charge of the police side of a major operation looking after a group of prominent businessman attending a conference. The men are all high-flyers and it is feared that they may be the target of a criminal or terrorist attack. Jim is liaising with former solider turned security expert Major Cranshaw

Cranshaw has a right to be concerned, a trio of terrorists are on the island intent on attacking the conference.

Jim is also tracking a group of “pirates” who are targeting boats on the island. It’s this investigation that leads Jim to the terrorists who are living on a boat that is also a target of the pirates.

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A suitably action packed episode to end the series on, there is a tense moment when Jim is captured by the terrorists and they try to force him to drink alcohol but luckily for Jim a diversion prevents him having to do so.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 4 February 1984 at 8.30pm

Writer: Paul Wheeler / Production Design: Gary Pritchard / Director: Robert Tronson

Series: Bergerac Season 3 Episode 10

John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Charles Hungerford
Sean Arnold as Crozier
Annette Badland as Charlotte
Mela White as Diamante Lil
Deborah Grant as Deborah
Patrick Allen as Sir Gervase Ewell
Kate Fahy as Fleur Ewell
Jonathan Kent as Mercer
Dudley Sutton as Neldricken
Patrick Field as Hoesler
Bob Cartland as Rimbaud
Wolfe Morris as Leister
Gerald Sim as Major Cranshaw
Jeffrey Segal as Simpson
Geoffrey Davies as Roger Dubree
Cliff Burnett as Neville
Eric Mason as Vickers
John Rutland as Tobin
Geoffrey Leesley as Det Con Wilson
Nick Field as Farmer

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