British TV channel Talking Pictures has announced they will be broadcasting the 1960s adaptation of Georges Simenon’s Maigret.
The acclaimed 1960s series is an adaptation of Georges Simenon’s world-famous novels starring Rupert Davies as Commissaire Jules Maigret, the dogged French detective. Ewen Solon, Neville Jason and Victor Lucas co-star as Maigret’s faithful team, with Helen Shingler as Madame Maigret.
Followers of British TV of the era will no doubt delight in the well-known faces featured as guest performers; such favourites as Patrick Troughton, Dandy Nicholls, Nanette Newman, William Franklyn and Roger Delgado.
This is a popular time for the series: it has also been recently released by Network Distributing.
This adaptation of the classic character will be a welcome addition to Talking Pictures‘ schedule. It was so popular that Davies won a BAFTA award for the series, and author Simenon loved his portrayal, calling Davies “perfect” in the role.