Maigret, Season 4
Long-awaited and unseen anywhere for decades, Georges Simenon’s 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!"
Episode 1: Poor Cecile
A murder in the heart of police headquarters! – and a problem which Maigret plays literally 'by ear.'
Episode 2: The Fontenay Murders
During a visit to Fontenay to see an old friend, Maigret discovers that local prejudices run very deep when he becomes involved in an investigation into a series of murders.
Episode 3: The Lost Life
To Lognon it was just a murder to be solved – to Maigret it was a life, to be pieced together again patiently, understood and pitied.
Episode 4: The Cellars of the Majestic
It seemed that only two men had a motive for the murder of Mimi Clark – until Maigret discovered the secret that lay hidden in the vaults of the great hotel.
Episode 5: A Man Condemned
Tomorrow morning Adrien Josset must die on the guillotine – unless Maigret, in the few hours left to him, can demolish the case he had himself built up.
Episode 6: The Flemish Shop
The killer of Germaine Pirdboeuf had a mind and a will to match Maigret's own – and there was only one way to secure a confession.
Episode 7: A Taste of Power
A gun shot in a silent, sleeping house – and at the end of the trail Maigret lays bare a ruthless battle for power.
Episode 8: The Log of the Cap Fagnet
A conspiracy of silence protects the killer of Captain Fallut, Master of the Cap Fagnet, but Maigret finds a significant clue in the log of its ill-fated voyage.
Episode 9: The Judge's House
Madness was the ghost that haunted the Judge's house – and it was the strange logic of madness that solved for Maigret the riddle of the doctor's murder.
Episode 10: Another World
To Maigret, investigating the murder of millionaire David Ward, it Is like entering another world – where men and women change partners at whim, and money is lord of all.
Episode 11: The Crime at Lock 14
In the traffic of the canals, pleasure yacht and grubby barge meet and pass – and their crossed wakes spell murder.
Episode 12: Peter the Lett
There are two men who look exactly like the international criminal Peter the Lett – and one of them is dead! Maigret finds an answer to the puzzle at the end of a tragic and gory road.
Episode 13: Maigret's Little Joke
A crime of passion, like the Javet murder, attracts a lot of anonymous letters.