16th July 1931

Bergerac creator Robert Banks Stewart is born

Edinburgh-born screenwriter and producer Robert Banks Stewart devised the Jersey-set BBC police drama, Bergerac. He had previously worked on The Sweeney, The Avengers and Doctor Who. The end of the 1970s saw him working on two series of Shoestring and, between 1981 and 1991, he was occupied with his best-known work, Bergerac. Stewart died in 2016, aged 84.


FREE Jersey history newsletter

Don't miss our weekly update on Jersey's fascinating history. We promise never to sell your data to anyone else, and there's a super-easy unsubscribe link on the bottom of each email so you can leave whenever you want.



Other events that occured in July