In On The Rocks Charlie wants Jim to accompany him on a trip to France for a birthday party for very old friend Constance Battiston. The Battiston’s are clearly going through financial difficulties and matters get seriously out of hand when a very valuable diamond necklace is stolen on it’s way to the bank.
Constance’s grand-daughter Camilla has become involved with the none too trustworthy Englishman Jeff and as Jim looks into the theft he is sure that both Camilla and Jeff are somehow involved.
Although it’s fairly obviously almost immediately what is going on, indeed we soon learn what Camilla and Jeff are upto, it still makes for an entertaining episode. Also despite all the goings on it is the elderly Constance who has played them all.
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 9 February 1991
Writer: Christopher Russell / Director: Michael Rolfe
Series: Bergerac Season 9 Episode 6
John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Charlie Hungerford
Charmaine Parsons as Ellie (Charlie’s secretary)
Helen Fitzgerald as Camilla Battiston
Judy Campbell as Constance Battiston
Francois Guetary as Florent Papin
Jeff Langley as Jason Salkey
Elizabeth Kas as Sylvie Risogne
Jean Badin as Inspecteur Rocheteau
Garrie J. Lammin as Tony
Anne-Marie Jabraud as Marie-Claude
David Martin as Builder
Dany Hericourt as Hotel Receptionist
Patrick Lepcynski as Xavier Merot