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Filming the planned new Bergerac series in Jersey could add £4m to economy

The original Bergerac series was set in Jersey and ran between 1981 and 1991. Photo: ITV Channel TV

Filming the planned new Bergerac series in Jersey could add £4 million to the economy.

Artists Studios, Endemol Shine UK, and Jersey-based Westward Studios are planning a reboot of the classic police series.

The Economic Development Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham, says he will do everything in his power to make sure it is filmed on the island.

I see a very real economic benefit to be derived from Jersey should we participate in a new series of Bergerac.

There would be somewhere in region of between two and four million pounds spent on island from the production. On top of that you get massive exposure for the island as the programme then goes to air around the world.

– Senator Lyndon Farnham, Economic Development Minister

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Bergerac, which is set in Jersey, was a popular watch in the 80s and 90s and ran for nine series, starring John Nettles as detective Jim Bergerac.

Emmy award winning Gub Neal, who is behind Prime Suspect, Cracker and The Fall is the Lead Producer working on the development alongside Jersey production company, Westward Studios.