Tuesday, December 1, 2009
TV 013: Bergerac - George Fenton
Bergerac, a gripping crime series that ran for ten years, was based in the unusual setting of Jersey.
Jim Bergerac, played by John Nettles, was an unorthodox and flawed detective sergeant with a penchant for booze and a clatter of girlfriends. My preference is for the early years (1981 to 1983 or so) where the fantasy element was largely absent.
The theme tune has a lilting Gallic flavour and was composed by George Fenton. It is instantly recognisable and very evocative of its surroundings.
Comments and feedback are welcome.
Posted by nlgbbbblth at 8:30 AM