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Bergerac: My Name’s Sergeant Bergerac (BBC-1 21 Jan 1990, with Derren Nesbitt)



In My Name is Sergeant Bergerac somebody is posing as our hero detective, it turns out to be israeli forger turned wannabe private detective Shlomo Denkovitz. He is working for his uncle who in turn is helping a friend of his who has been had over by a conman believed to be on the island. Meanwhile a supergrass, Dennis Swain and his partner, are also after Denkowitz because he is supposed to be providing them with new fake passports but has lost them.

There is choas at the Bureau as the mainland Drug Squad and Customs arrive en masse as part of Operation Porpoise, a major drugs sting being planned between Jersey and the mainland.

It’s a real comedy of errors episode truth be told, Tony Robinson is the real highlight. It’s another excellent line up of guest stars though, Derren Nesbitt of Special Branch fame plays supergrass Swain, The already mentioned Robinson, complete with extravagant hair do, is the dodgy Denkowitz, John Bluthal is his uncle Barry Jackson (who would become a Midsomer Murders regular with Nettles) is the head of the drug squad. Sue Lloyd makes her second Bergerac appearance, along, this time, with real life husband Ronald Allen aka Crossroads icon David Hunter.

Bergerac My Name Is Sergeant Bergerac

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 21 January 1990 at 8.05pm

Writer: John Milne / Director: Michael Brayshaw

Series: Bergerac Season 8 Episode 2

John Nettles as Det Sgt Bergerac
David Kershaw as Ben Lomas
John Bluthal as Emanuelson
Tony Robinson as Shlomo Denkovitz
Derren Nesbitt as Dennis Swain
Johanna Hargreaves as June Marks
John Telfer as Willy Pettit
Barry Jackson as Det Chief Insp Kinsey
Ashley Barker as Wilkins
Terence Alexander as Charlie Hungerford
Rod Arthur as Davies
Jeremy Gilley as Tommy
Mark Botham as Billy Hastings
Jennifer Clulow as Marie Chenin
Sue Lloyd as Eva Southurst
Ronald Allen as Giles Grey
Noel Dyson as Mrs Williams
Toni Palmer as Jean Newman