Episodes Bergerac: Root and Branch (BBC-1 17 Jan 1987, with Christopher Fairbank) Published 2 years ago on July 13, 2017 In Root and Branch someone seems to intent on giving Deborah a hard time. She is receiving strange phone calls and strange things seem to be happening around her. Nobody, apart from Jim, seems to believe her though. In fact Kim, who is home for the school holidays is more concerned with the amount of alcohol her mother seems to be consuming these days. When another phone call sends Deborah rushing out in search of a supposedly injured Kim, Jim persuades Charlie to take Deborah away for a few days whilst he investigates. Jim is sure that whoever is behind the phone calls is actually after him. He may well be right. Once Deborah is off the island it is Jim who stars getting the phone calls. When Kim’s horse is given LSD and she is almost killed, things are starting to get out of hand. By this point we have seen the man who is making the phone calls and soon after Jim becomes convinced that it is man, Sydney Sterrat, that he put inside for arson six years previously. He is out for revenge because his wife killed herself three months after Sterrat was convicted. She was also pregnant at the time. Sterrat, by this stage though, has taken Charlie, Deborah and Charlie hostage. The plot line of the previous episode involving Peggy grieving over the death of her husband seems to have been opened the doors for a bit of flirting between her and Charlie. The title refers to payback and the bible Eye for an Eye quote. Jim the root and the branch his family. It’s a tense episode. Christopher Fairbank, aka Moxie from Auf Wiedersehen Pet, proves a very adept villain. Director Baz Taylor had also worked on Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Valerie Holliman, who has a tiny role here as a supermarket assistant was a TV regular during the 1970’s. Deborah ends up in hospital after a phone call leads her to trouble at a deserted house. production details UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 17 January 1987 Writer: Brian Finch / Production Design: Roger Cann / Director: Baz Taylor Series: Bergerac Season 5 Episode 3 cast John Nettles as Jim Bergerac Terence Alexander as Charles Hungerford Deborah Grant as Deborah Christopher Fairbank as Sydney Sterrat Louise Jameson as Susan Young Lindsay Heath as Kim Bergerac Sean Arnold as Crozier Jolyon Baker as Det Con Goddard Nancy Mansfield as Peggy Masters Barbara Atkinson as Mrs Sterrat Mark Penfold as Doctor Valerie Holliman as Store assistant Baz TaylorBBCBergeracBrian FinchChristopher FairbankTVValerie Holliman Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago On the Case with Paula Zahn: Nowhere to Run (S9EP29 ID Sun 26 May 2019) Nowhere to Run: After two girls take a trip to the mall and never come home, they are found shot... Episodes9 hours ago A Discovery of Witches: Episode 8 (S1EP8 AMC, BBCA Sun 26 May 2019) Matthew finds his plans going awry when he is unable to save Diana from Juliette; Diana discovers how formidable her... Episodes9 hours ago Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Pet Peeve (S16EP7 E! Sun 26 May 2019) Pet Peeve: Khloe’s mistrust of her mother’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble resurfaces on a family trip to the Palm Springs, leaving... Episodes9 hours ago Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity: There’s No “We” in Food (S16EP6 FoodTV Sun 26 May 2019) Celebrity: There’s No “We” in Food: The celebrity recruits work in teams to recreate a dish from taste alone while... Episodes9 hours ago Vida: Episode 8 (S2EP2 Starz Sun 26 May 2019) Episode 8: The Vigilantes protest a local real estate agent whom Emma considers using to advertise an available unit in... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago The Chi: A Blind Eye (S2EP7 Showtime Sun 26 May 2019) A Blind Eye: Detective Cruz is left to make a difficult choice. Brandon gets some insight into Douda’s past, while... Episodes9 hours ago Billions: New Year’s Day (S4EP10 Showtime Sun 26 May 2019) New Year’s Day: Wendy and Taylor each prep for a big day. Wags gets in touch with his sensitive side.... Episodes9 hours ago Killing Eve: You’re Mine (S2EP8 AMC, BBC America Sun 26 May 2019) You’re Mine: Eve finds her mission going awry; Eve learns Carolyn is working for the British government and must take... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Captive State | 2019 | John Goodman, Vera Farmiga Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the... Movies2 months ago Bird Box | 2018 | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make... Movies2 months ago LelleBelle | 2010 | Anna Raadsveld, Benja Bruijning 19-year old Belle practices playing the violin diligently, but is unable to impart her music with a sensitive undertone. Her... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.