In Snow In Provence, it’s decision time for Jim, he is over on Jersey to talk about his financial situation. He has a few thousand in savings and a few thousand payout from the Bureau but it is nowhere enough to keep him going. Luckily for him Charlie is on hand to provide him with a job. Back in Provence he wants JIm to babysit the troublesome teenage Calder girls (and the familie’s extensive collection of paintings) at their Chateau whilst Charlie is in Milan with Mr and Mrs Calder to bid on a painting. What Jim hasn’t banked on is the fact that the Calder’s housekeeper is involved with a group of crooks who are planning an elaborate drugs deal at the chateau.
The whole thing turns out to be a plot by the French police to catch Mafia man Paul Bonetti red handed. When Jim almost spoils things by discovering the drugs he agrees to act as a middle man to bring Bonetti but his actions put the lives of both Danielle and Clarissa Calder in danger.
Despite Jim no longer being in the force this a classic slice of Bergerac, Louise Lombard is one of the Calder daughters whilst Natascha Taylor who plays Louise Calder is better known as Natascha McElhone. The lovely Pippa Guard is housekeeper Marion who is out of her depth dealing with Bonetti.
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 19 January 1991
Writer: John Milne / Director: Tony Dow
Series: Bergerac Season 9 Episode 3
John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Hungerford
Therese Liotard as Danielle
Bradley Lavelle as Paul Bonetti
Patrice Valota as Michel Grenele
Alexis Dupuy as Jean-Claude
Pippa Guard as Marion
Andre Maranne as Commissaire Dejeux
Louise Lombard as Clarissa Calder
Natascha Taylor as Louise Calder
Jackie Smith-Wood as Jennifer Calder
David Kershaw as Ben Lomas
Martin Cochrane as Wilson
Jeremy Truelove as Evans
Felicity Duncan as Bank Clerk