The vice-president of the Economic Development Committee and chairman of both the Tourism and Emerging Industries boards is writing to actor John Nettles to ask for his help to bring back Bergerac, the BBC series that made him – and Jersey – famous around the world.’There’s no doubt of the benefit to Jersey that Bergerac brought throughout the 80s,’ Deputy Farnham said.
‘From an economic and tourism point of view we’re facing new challenges and we need to do whatever we can to keep regenerating.”I know there would be a lot of support for it locally,’ he continued.
‘It’s been on my mind for a couple of years.
Since we’ve been looking at developing a film industry here, I’ve spoken to a lot of people, including ex-cast members.
I heard that the BBC considered it some years ago but it never came to anything, but they are re-running Bergerac on UK Gold and it’s been very popular.’