Being Human

UKTV to bring legendary 1980s detective Jim Bergerac into present day

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This time round, the top cop faces a high-stakes investigation that threatens to shake him to his core. With his family and career on the line, can he confront his demons in time?

Where the original show, which ran on BBC1 from 1981-91, used a ‘case of the week’ format, the new series will follow just one murder mystery across its six episodes.

Filming is to begin this summer on the show, a BlackLight TV production, itself part of Banijay. It is written by Toby Whithouse (Being Human), with Brian Fillis, Catherine Tregenna and Polly Buckle.

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