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One of the bestselling authors of all time, Georges Simenon is most famous for his more than 100 novels and short stories featuring Chief Inspector Maigret of the Paris police. Concerned more with "why" than "who," Maigrets profound perception of the realities of human behavior and extraordinary psychological insight make him one of fictions most interesting and unique sleuths.
Michael Gambon brings the timeless, tantalizing exploits of Georges Simenons legendary detective to life in twelve episodes of mystery and intrigue. From Montmartre to the remote French countryside, Maigret encounters the dark side of the human psyche. Yet he manages to maintain both compassion and a sense of humor as he explores the complex motives that lie behind every crime.
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This region 2 `collection' in fact contains four of the five box sets; nevertheless, these sets feature English... Read more
We really liked this series as we enjoy most murder mysteries. Maigret is an easy going, quiet but through inspector. Read morePublished 20 months ago by The Master
I have watched virtually all of both the Gambon series and the Cremer series of Maigret. It is painful to see the well groomed and flat Gambon take this on. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. Hardin
First off the acting is top notch. The story lines are rather old fashioned, but likeable. Gambon is perfect in this role. I enjoyed the entire collection as did my wife. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I prefer the novels on which these programs are based, but of all the actors who have portrayed Maigret, Gambon is the one that makes the character resonate for contemporary... Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by Bruce M. Kerner
We just love the British mysteries, even when they have a French accent. We had watched some of these on broadcast, and recorded them then. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Dana L. Packman
Disclaimer: this may be OK for people who have never read a Maigret.
Maigret is chatty, witty, rides Le Metro, bounds lively up the stairs, and has yet to stop at a... Read more