In Something To Hide, despite having quit the force and begun working at the vineyard with Danielle and her father, Jim does seem to have the knack for getting involved in mystery solving. This time Danielle’s cousin Alain, a fashion designer, is accused of murdering one of his best customers. Alain’s girlfriend Denise, who knows he has been framed, has gone missing. The more Jims digs into the murder the murkier it gets and it quickly becomes apparent that the victim was not actually the intended victim.
Barney seems to have disappeared and has been replaced by the dictatorial Inspector Deffand. Charlie manages to get himself across to France again, this time with old friend Frank Blakemore in tow, he is genuinely missing Jim and still wants to buy into the vineyard. There is quite a deal of funny business between Charlie and Frank, complete with Frank coming a cropper on one of Albert’s tractors.
It’s much harder for Jim to get people to spill the beans now that he is no longer in the force, he even cops quite a beating whilst giving chase.
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 5 January 1991
Writer: Cyril Williams / Director: Tony Dow
Series: Bergerac Season 9 Episode 1
John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Charlie Hungerford
Therese Liotard as Danielle
Michael Mellinger as Albert Leufroid
John Telfer as Willy Pettit
David Kershaw as Ben Lomas
Roger Sloman as Inspector Deffand
Alex Houghton as Denise Cossec
Roger Mirmont as Alain Nicolet
Anne Rousselet as Solange Corbet
Frank Dubosc as Gerard Cossec
David de Keyser as Leon Crouzil
Jack Watling as Frank Blakemore