What did you think of Maigret’s Dead Man?

Rowan Atkinson returned for his second outing as French detective Jules Maigret – but was the Parisian thriller perfect Christmas Day viewing?

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Christmas Day saw Rowan Atkinson return to ITV as French detective Jules Maigret, in a new two-hour adaptation Maigret’s Dead Man.

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Atkinson led a stellar cast in the ITV Christmas special, the second time he has taken on the challenge of playing Georges Simenon’s thoughtful detective.

ITV clearly think this series is fit for a special occasion, with the first instalment Maigret Sets A Trap having aired on Easter Monday. But the question is, do you think this deadly Parisian crime drama make your Christmas?

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Michael Gambon as Maigret in 1992

The series is just the latest in a long line of Maigret adaptations – Michael Gambon played the pipe-smoking officer in the early 90s. How does Atkinson’s portrayal compare?

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Let us know what you thought of Maigret’s Dead Man in the comments box below. The best reviews will feature in our festive TV round-up.