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Saturday 20 September 2014

Arresting news: Bergerac may make BBC comeback

John Nettles
John Nettles

Much-loved detective series Bergerac could make a comeback more than 20 years after it was axed.

TV bosses are in the process of developing a possible new series featuring the Jersey-based investigator, although it has not yet been commissioned.

The original series starred John Nettles for a decade until it ended in 1991. He played Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac.

He later went on to take the lead role in Midsomer Murders, although he has since left.

TV industry magazine Broadcast said any new series would be aimed at a younger audience, but would also hope to attract seasoned fans.

No script has been produced at this stage.

Robert Banks Stewart, who created the drama, told the magazine: "The team involved has full artistic freedom to recreate Bergerac the way they see it in the 21st century."

A BBC spokeswoman said: "It is in a very early stage of development."

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