Maigret, Season 3
Long-awaited and unseen anywhere for decades, MAIGRET (1960-1963) is the definitive adaptation of Georges Simenon’s world famous novels. This BBC television production stars Rupert Davies as Commissaire Jules Maigret, the dogged French detective. Though Simenon’s books have been adapted many times, Davies’s celebrated, BAFTA-winning portrayal won the approval of Simenon himself, who stated: "At last, I have found the perfect Maigret!" Maigret has been remastered in High Definition from original film elements.
Episode 1: Voices from the Past
The violent death of the aged Count of St Hilaire, aristocrat, ex-Ambassador, takes Maigret into a world where he has to tread delicately.
Episode 2: The Madman of Vervac
Wounded and confined to a hotel bed, Maigret has to use unorthodox means to discover the madman who is terrorising the little town of Vervac.
Episode 3: The Countess
A sentimental journey takes Maigret back to St Fiacre, the village of his boyhood. There he is confronted with a case of intrigue and murder concerning the Countess and her family.
Episode 4: The Wedding Guest
A story told in the death cell leads Maigret to a mock-wedding at a riverside inn – and the key to an old murder.
Episode 5: High Politics
A stolen document threatens a cabinet minister with disgrace – and Maigret discovers that politics can be a game of life and death.
Episode 6: Love from Felicie
Captivating and maddening by turns, Felicie leads Chief Inspector Maigret a pretty dance in his investigation of the murder of old Lapie.
Episode 7: The Dirty House
Dragged from his holiday to investigate the drowning of a young girl, Maigret uncovers a murder that is beyond reach of the law.
Episode 8: The Crystal Ball
'The Fortune Teller will die at 3'… an anonymous note leads Maigret on a trail of blackmail and murder.
Episode 9: The Crooked Castle
Trucks thunder day and night past the sinister House of the Three Widows – where Maigret discovers a strange conspiracy of murder and betrayal.
Episode 10: Death in Mind
A few careless words in a bar lead to a double murder – and involve Maigret in a duel with a dying man.
Episode 11: Seven Little Crosses
Seven broken alarm posts stretch an erratic trail across Paris one Christmas morning – and a small boy leads Lucas on a dangerous manhunt.
Episode 12: The Trap
There was only one way to trap the Montmartre killer – but it was the greatest risk Maigret had ever taken.
Episode 13: The Amateurs
A murdered thief – a series of daring hold-ups. A strange quirk of chance leads Maigret to the solution of two unconnected crimes.