1960s series Maigret coming to Talking Pictures

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.

Maigret starts on Talking Pictures TV on Saturday 8th January at 8pm.

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