Bergerac - Season 1

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Bergerac
Bergerac S01 DVD.jpg
Country UKD.jpg UK
AUS.jpg Australia
Channel BBC
Seven Network
Creator Robert Banks Stewart
Genre Detective
Drama
Mystery
Broadcast 1981
No. of Episodes 10
Main Cast
Character Actor
Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac John Nettles
Charlie Hungerford Terence Alexander
Deborah Hungerford Deborah Grant
Detective Inspector Barney Crozier Sean Arnold
Francine Leland Cecile Paoli
Kim Bergerac Lindsay Heath
Diamante Lil Mela White



The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Bergerac:


SPOILERS.jpg WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!


Contents


Revolvers

Single Action Army

A pair of bright chrome plated, ivory-gripped Single Action Army "Artillery" revolvers is seen in the office of the gun trading company in "Picking It Up" (S01E01). The top manager claims that these revolvers belonged to William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, whose ancestors allegedly came from the island of Jersey.

Colt Single Action Army "Artillery" model with 5.5" barrel and ivory grips - .45 Long Colt
A close-up of one of the revolvers.
Both revolvers are seen.

Smith & Wesson Victory

Laurence Mitchell (Derek Farr) holds a Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolver in "Portrait of Yesterday" (S01E06) when he surprises Peter Westgate (Charles Kay). Later DS Jim Bergerac (John Nettles) finds this revolver in Westgate's suitcase. Charlie Hungerford (Terence Alexander) takes a S&W Victory in "Last Chance for a Loser" (S01E07) when he hears a suspicious noise in his house at night.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model, a modified and parkerized version of the Smith & Wesson Model 10. This is a British "Lend Lease" version chambered in .38 S&W
Laurence Mitchell holds a Smith & Wesson Victory revolver in "Portrait of Yesterday".
Jim Bergerac finds the revolver in a holster.
The lanyard ring and flat wooden grips are seen.
Charlie Hungerford takes a S&W Victory from the nightstand in "Last Chance for a Loser".
Another view of the revolver.
Hungerford searches the house with the revolver in hand.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Eddie St. Pierre (Patrick Mower) holds a snub nose revolver during a night scene in "Last Chance for a Loser" (S01E07). The gun is seen only marginally, but a Smith & Wesson Model 36 seems to be a good guess.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Eddie St. Pierre draws the revolver.
Eddie aims the revolver.

Pistols

Inglis Hi-Power (replica)

Peter Kinthly (John Gillett) holds an Inglis Hi-Power in the climactic scene in "Campaign for Silence" (S01E04). When he drops his pistol in the grapple with Jim Bergerac, Major Furneaux (Ian Hendry) picks up the gun. The pistol appears to be a replica, very likely a non-firing one, due to its simplified appearance.

Inglis Hi-Power - 9x19mm
Kinthly aims his pistol at Major Furneaux.
A close-up of the pistol. Note the unusual hammer spur.
Furneaux picks up the pistol.
Another view of the pistol in Furneaux's hands.

Browning Hi-Power

When Furneaux hands the pistol to DS Jim Bergerac (John Nettles), the pistol switches from an Inglis Hi-Power to a Browning Hi-Power "Type 73". This gun also may be a replica, but it isn't seen close enough for positive identification.

Browning Hi-Power "Type 73" - 9x19mm
Bergerac arrests Kinthly. The Hi-Power in his hands has a "Type 73" hammer spur and lacks the humped rear sights that is seen on the pistol in the hands of Kinthly and Furneaux.
Bergerac holds the pistol.
Bergerac shows the pistol to his superior, DI Barney Crozier (Sean Arnold).

Walther PPK

In "See You in Moscow" (S01E05), a Walther PPK is seen in the hands of Soviet spy Belov (Christopher Rozycki). Margaret Semple (Sara Kestelman) later takes his pistol and uses it in several scenes.

Walther PPK - .32 ACP
Belov orders Margaret to get on the boat under the threat of the gun.
Margaret makes Francine Leland (Cecile Paoli) help her.
Another view of the pistol in the same scene.
The pistol on the table.
Margaret draws the pistol from her purse in the final scene.

Walther P38 (sawed-off)

Beaumont (SPOILER! Highlight to see description) the alias of Jacques Tabouis (Anthony Forrest) is armed with a short-barreled Walther P38 in the climactic scene in "The Hood and the Harlequin" (S01E10). The lack of the front sight allows to identify this pistol as a sawed-off P38 rather than a factory P38K. Similar pistols are seen in several British films from around the same time period, such as Brannigan and Escape to Athena.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
For comparison: Walther P38K - 9x19mm
Beaumont fires a suppressed pistol from the car.
Beaumont and Jim Bergerac grapple for the pistol in the climactic scene. The short barrel seems to be sawed-off.
Another view of the P38.
The pistol on the yacht deck.
Beaumont fires point-blank.
Bergerac puts his foot on Beaumont's arm holding the weapon.
Bergerac takes possession of the gun.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

Double Barreled Shotguns are seen in the hands of Kranski (Ray Mort) in "See You in Moscow" (S01E05) and Philip Bernard (Warren Clarke) in "Relative Values" (S01E09).

Brichet Nantes SXS side by side shotgun - 16 gauge
Kranski aims his shotgun in "See You in Moscow".
Philip Bernard grabs an old, well-worn shotgun that belonged to his late father in the climactic scene in "Relative Values".
He reaches for the ammo. The exposed hammers are seen.
Philip aims at Jim Bergerac...
...but the decrepit shotgun explodes with deadly results for the shooter.

Single Barreled Shotgun

Lisa Reynolds (Lynda La Plante) holds a Single Barreled Shotgun in "Relative Values" (S01E09). This is a hammerless, small-caliber folding gun, possibly a Beretta Model 412 (also known as FS-1 and Companion) that was chambered in a variety of gauges, including 28, 32, 36 and .410 bore.

For comparison: Beretta Model 412 Folding Shotgun - 28 gauge. The screen gun has thinner barrel and may be chambered in .410 gauge that is popular in UK.
Lisa Reynolds returns from a rabbit hunt.
The long, thin barrel is seen.
Another view of the gun.
The hinge is seen.

Rifles

Anschütz Target Rifle

Cropley (Gil Sutherland) and an unnamed person hold small-caliber sporting rifles in a photo in "Campaign for Silence" (S01E04). These rifles are most likely Anschütz models, like Match 54 or Supermatch 1413.

For comparison: Anschütz Model Match 54 - .22LR
A photo of the rifle team shows Cropley (at the left) and an unnamed person with sporting rifles.

Machine Guns and Autocannons

Vickers

A Vickers machine gun is seen in Mr. Tuchel's private museum in "Late for a Funeral" (S01E08). It may be a replica, due to its simplified appearance.

Vickers gun with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
The barrel of the machine gun is seen at the left. It looks too simplified in comparison with a real Vickers gun.

Hispano Mk II

A Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.V C fighter plane, seen in Mr. Tuchel's private museum in "Late for a Funeral" (S01E08), is armed with two wing-mounted Hispano Mk II autocannons.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404 with ammo drum - 20x110mm
The wing of the Spitfire with Hispano Mk II autocannon is seen behind the characters.
A Hispano autocannon in another wing on the plane.

Trivia

Spear Gun

During the underwater brawl in "Late for a Funeral" (S01E08), two of Ronnie Bishop's henchmen - Eddie (Michael Watkins) and an unnamed one - are armed with spear guns.

Two divers with spear guns.
One of the henchmen shoots his spear gun.

Carronades

A row of late 18th - early 19th century carronades is seen in the Elizabeth Castle in "The Hood and the Harlequin" (S01E10).

Bergerac-S01E10-Cannons-1.jpg

Footage

Documentary footage of the Korean War is seen in "Campaign for Silence" (S01E04).

A heavy self-propelled gun, either a M40 Gun Motor Carriage or M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage.
Bergerac-S01E04-Chronicle-2.jpg
105mm M101 howitzers in action.
Bergerac-S01E04-Chronicle-4.jpg
4.5 inch M16 multiple rocket launchers in action.


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