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Maigret

  • Season 2
  • 2 episodes
  • Drama
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Episode 2: Maigret in Montmartre

Summary

The detective's latest case presents him with a baffling conundrum in the shape of two seemingly random murders, with the victims coming from very different ends of the social spectrum - one is a countess, and the other a showgirl. His investigation soon reveals a dark secret that is an unexpected connection between the two women, both of whom have past experiences involving the same hotel in Nice. Rowan Atkinson makes his fourth appearance as the French detective from Georges Simenon's series of novels.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Detective Jules Maigret has always been unknowable in these very stylish adaptations of Georges Simenon’s stories. Courtly, quietly spoken, attentive, respectful, but… unknowable.

Yet there are little chinks in the armour, little peeks into Maigret’s (Rowan Atkinson) heart in this version of Maigret in Montmartre. Not just a few very welcome shafts of humour, but also in Maigret’s relationship with his wife (Lucy Cohu), a tender partnership of equals.

The long-suffering Madame Maigret must be even more forbearing than usual when yet another meal is interrupted by a phone call from police headquarters; a young woman has been found murdered in her flat.

Maigret is stricken: the victim, Arlette, a nightclub dancer and singer, visited him at the police station only the previous night, terrified of someone she couldn’t name, and clearly in fear of her life.

The murder takes the detective into Paris’s seedy, exploitative underbelly.

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Cast

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Chief Insp Jules MaigretRowan Atkinson
Mme MaigretLucy Cohu
Insp JanvierShaun Dingwall
Insp LaPointeLeo Staar
The CountessNicola Sloane
Philippe MartinotSebastian De Souza
GrasshopperSimon Gregor
ArletteOlivia Vinall
Fred AlfonsiDouglas Hodge
Rosa AlfonsiLorraine Ashbourne
TaniaCassie Clare
Insp LognonColin Mace
Dr PaulHugh Simon
Mme AubinJane Wood
Dr BlochAdrian Scarborough
Dr MoersMark Heap
Mme DussardierSara Kestelman
Nathalie MoncoeurTilly Vosburgh
Oscar BonvoisinAdrian Rawlins

Crew

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DirectorThaddeus O'Sullivan
Executive producerJohn Simenon
Executive producerBarnaby Thompson
Executive producerJeremy Gwilt
ProducerJeremy Gwilt
WriterGuy Andrews

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  • Episode 2

    Maigret in Montmartre

    Summary

    The detective's latest case presents him with a baffling conundrum in the shape of two seemingly random murders, with the victims coming from very different ends of the social spectrum - one is a countess, and the other a showgirl. His investigation soon reveals a dark secret that is an unexpected connection between the two women, both of whom have past experiences involving the same hotel in Nice. Rowan Atkinson makes his fourth appearance as the French detective from Georges Simenon's series of novels.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Detective Jules Maigret has always been unknowable in these very stylish adaptations of Georges Simenon’s stories. Courtly, quietly spoken, attentive, respectful, but… unknowable.

    Yet there are little chinks in the armour, little peeks into Maigret’s (Rowan Atkinson) heart in this version of Maigret in Montmartre. Not just a few very welcome shafts of humour, but also in Maigret’s relationship with his wife (Lucy Cohu), a tender partnership of equals.

    The long-suffering Madame Maigret must be even more forbearing than usual when yet another meal is interrupted by a phone call from police headquarters; a young woman has been found murdered in her flat.

    Maigret is stricken: the victim, Arlette, a nightclub dancer and singer, visited him at the police station only the previous night, terrified of someone she couldn’t name, and clearly in fear of her life.

    The murder takes the detective into Paris’s seedy, exploitative underbelly.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Chief Insp Jules MaigretRowan Atkinson
    Mme MaigretLucy Cohu
    Insp JanvierShaun Dingwall
    Insp LaPointeLeo Staar
    The CountessNicola Sloane
    Philippe MartinotSebastian De Souza
    GrasshopperSimon Gregor
    ArletteOlivia Vinall
    Fred AlfonsiDouglas Hodge
    Rosa AlfonsiLorraine Ashbourne
    TaniaCassie Clare
    Insp LognonColin Mace
    Dr PaulHugh Simon
    Mme AubinJane Wood
    Dr BlochAdrian Scarborough
    Dr MoersMark Heap
    Mme DussardierSara Kestelman
    Nathalie MoncoeurTilly Vosburgh
    Oscar BonvoisinAdrian Rawlins

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorThaddeus O'Sullivan
    Executive producerJohn Simenon
    Executive producerBarnaby Thompson
    Executive producerJeremy Gwilt
    ProducerJeremy Gwilt
    WriterGuy Andrews

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