Bergerac: The Moonlight Girls (BBC-1 6 Mar 1983, with Jeremy Child)

In season two finale The Moonlight Girls, Simone a stable girl from Belgium, working for one of the island’s stables, is found dead on the beach having taken an horse out for a middle of the night ride. However Simone seems to have been leading a double life. Marianne saw Simone on the night of her death at a party for a group of investment bankers.

Jim’s investigations lead him to the uncovering of a high class call girl racket which involves several prominent island businesses caught up in the fallout. Wealthy businessman Clive was bringing in the girl to the island and persuading local businesses such as stable owner Bryony to save they worked for them as some kind of tax dodge.

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Clive accidentally killed Simone during some “rough play” and then tried to make it look like a riding accident.

Not the strongest of episodes to end what has generally been a season of very high quality, although there are some good moments.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×55 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 6 March 1983 at 9.10pm

Writer: Bob Baker / Production Design: Eric Walmsley / Director: Michael Rolfe

Series: Bergerac Season 2 Episode 9

John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Charles Hungerford
Sean Arnold as Crozier
Annette Badland as Charlotte
Mela White as Diamante Lil
Celia Imrie as Marianne
Tony Melody as Chief
Jeremy Child as Clive
Jonathan Adams as Dr Lejeune
Kevin Stoney as ‘Horatio’ Nelson
Maya Woolfe as Nikki
Monique de Sain as Simone
Jo Ross as Bryony
Lindsay Heath as Kim
Elizabeth Bennett as Pru
Nicholas Chagrin as Chef
Peter Craze as Andrew
Andrew Knox as Miles
Hugh Dickson as Pastor
Alibe Parsons as Disco girl
Alan Barry as Photographer
Charles Lamb as Locksmith
Kenneth Hadley as Records clerk
Sara-Heliane Elliot as Receptionist
Ciare Bonass as Annie
Chris Wood as Barman
Sarah Whitlock as Heather

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