Bergerac: A Touch of Eastern Promise (BBC-1 7 Jan 1984, with Nadim Sawahla)

In A Touch of Eastern Promise Charlie Hungerford is planning a major development on the island and has invited Saudi Sheik Zaki Monsoor to spend some time on the island in the hopes of persuading him and a consortium of his friends to invest in the project. However it seems other people on the island are not as keen by Monsoor’s arrival and Zaki himself has his own reasons for being on the island. A series of “accidents” make it look like someone is trying to get rid of Zaki.

There’s no actual police investigation as such, Jim just thinks something is not quite right about Monsoor and he is right of course. When events take a murderous turn Jim’s daughter Kim gets put in the firing line.

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A good strong Charlie episode, for once the plot properly involves him rather than his character just being shoe-horned in. There are strong guest appearances from the always likeable Nadim Sawahla and Zia Mohyeddin too.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 7 January 1984 at 9.00pm

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Writer: Brian Finch / Production Design: Tom Yardley Jones / Director: Christopher King

Series: Bergerac Season 3 Episode 6

cast
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
Nadim Sawalha as Zaki Monsoor
Zia Mohyeddin as Adnan Rashid
Raad Rawi as Khalid Daoud
Lindsay Heath as Kim
Paul Weston as Muhammed Ibram
Bob Johnson as Workman
Maggie Sutton as Girl at harbour
Chris Lloyd as Speedboat owner

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