Bergerac: Sea Changes (BBC-1 28 Jan 1989, with Dominique Barnes)

In Sea Changes a collection of hazardous material, belonging to a comany run by Abul Hafiz, has been washed up on the island. It’s dangerous material and needs to be recovered quickly. At Crozier’s suggestion Jim is teamed with high flying WPC Maria Duvane – much to his disgust.

Meanwhile Willy is investigating the disappearance of a young tourist woman, Sally. As he investigates he finds that she is not the first to go missing in recent months. They all seem to have recently becoming friendly with a man called Alex. Jim and Maria go undercover at a disco. Jim is not happy about that either and calls a halt to the operation early. He walks Maria back to her car but she heads back into the disco and hooks up with a man who calls himself Alex… She then doesn’t turn up for work the next day.

It turns out the two cases are actually linked, as well as bringing in the waste material, the skipper of Hafiz’s boat is taking the kidnapped girls to Morocco.

A strong season opener, Susan seems to spend more time with Charlie these days than with Jim. She has decided to sell her half of the Real Estate Business and she is starting a personnel company instead.

Edward Brayshaw as the eccentric Napoleon.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 28 January 1989

Writer: Edwin Pearce / Production Design: Gary Pritchard / Director: Richard Standeven

Series: Bergerac Season 7 Episode 1

John Nettles as Det Sgt Bergerac
Louise Jameson as Susan Young
Terence Alexander as Hungerford
Terry Raven as Abdul Hafiz
Angela Morant as Mrs Rice
David Kershaw as Ben Lomas
Sean Arnold as Crozier
Michael O’Hagan as Chief Offlcer
David McAlister as Coastguard officer
Denica Fairman as Maria Duvane
Kit Thacker as Police Inspector
Arturo Venegas as Gonzales
Edward Brayshaw as Bonaparte
Sean Caffrey as Renwick
Amanda Elwes as Jane
Dominique Barnes as Sally
Peter Bruce as Alex
Jack Raymond as Portuguese seaman
John Telfer as Willy Pettit
Nancy Mansfield as Peggy Masters
Pamela Binnis as Miss Fisher
Roberta Fox as Isabella
Mark Powley as Man in disco

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