Bergerac: Thanks For Everything (BBC-1 14 Feb 1987, with Lee Montague)

In Thanks For Everything noted financier Peter Hughes disappears, it’s initially thought that he might be in France with another woman (despite being married Hughes has something of a reputation as a womaniser). As Jim begins his investigations it quickly becomes apparent that it’s much more complicated than that.

Of course we the audience know that he may very well be dead given that in the opening scenes we see the dumping of a body. As the investigation continues though Jim discovers that Hughes had recently sold a house for £200,000 and more than likely misappropriated another £70,000. Meanwhile one of his colleagues thinks he may have embezzled as much as two million pounds from his various companies.

Follyfoot star Christian Rodska.
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When Henri Dupont turns up looking for help with his own missing persons case it’s clear the two men are one and the same.

There are more fun and games for Jim and Susan too, he has forgotten her birthday and lets Charlie arrange a dinner for himself and Susan at the best restaurant on the island, The Cock Door, however he hasn’t told her that Charlie and Peggy will be joining them and that his prime motivation is to see Mrs Hughes (who is a regular at the restaurant) letting her hair down.

Good to see the return of Lee Montague as French cop Henri Dupont. There are also appearances from Follyfoot’s Christian Rodska and Davyd Harries who was a regular on Hunter’s Walk in the 1970’s.

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Susan’s intimate birthday dinner wasn’t quite as intimate as she thought it would be.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 14 February 1987

Writer: Nick McCarty / Production Design: Roger Cann / Director: Richard Bramall

Series: Bergerac Season 5 Episode 7

John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Charles Hungerford
Lee Montague as Henri Dupont
Rowena Cooper as Mrs Hughes
Morag Hood as Genevieve Pichet
Geoffrey Bateman as Jack Webb
Davyd Harries as Donald Black
Louise Jameson as Susan Young
Sean Arnold as Crozier
Christian Rodska as Bernard
Nancy Mansfield as Peggy
Jolyon Baker as Goddard

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