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Title: Maigret
Post by: simoncasey on April 16, 2017, 07:52:14 PM
The Maigret on ABC tonight isn't the 1992 Michael Gambian version but a new version staring Rowan Atikinson
Title: Re: Maigret
Post by: Tiphanee on April 16, 2017, 08:28:52 PM
Hi there -

Many thanks for your note.  This was corrected just after your forum post so should have been caught in the update prior to the programme start time.

Cheers,

Tiphanee
Title: Re: Maigret
Post by: prl on April 17, 2017, 07:18:36 PM
And meant that because I didn't see the post, I missed recording it, because it was set up to record using the "old" Maigret series recording :(

I've set up a series recording for the new series. iView for the first episode, I guess.
Title: Re: Maigret
Post by: raymondjpg on April 19, 2017, 05:00:24 PM
I've set up a series recording for the new series. iView for the first episode, I guess.

Is there anywhere an indication that ABC will be showing [reputedly] all four episodes? Like one astute reviewer observed it will take a while for Mr Bean to disappear.

I thought that the greatest Maigret character was Rupert Davies. There were 3 DVDs of his 1950s-60s BBC series released recently, but regrettably only with German audio. I would have thought that adding an English audio track would have assured some extra sales, but perhaps copyright issues interfered with this. Over the years I have searched in vain for some recordings of the Rupert Davies series, only to find a plethora of references to the Michael Gambon version from the 90s.
Title: Re: Maigret
Post by: prl on April 19, 2017, 05:48:27 PM
The ABC EPG says that the episode broadcast last Sunday (16 Apr) was Series 1 Episode 1, which is hopeful, but the timeslot on Sun 23 and Sun 30 has, variously, repeats of Grantchester, Dr Blake and DCI Banks. :(

I've never seen this version of Maigret, or the Rupert Davies one, only the one starring Michael Gambon.

IMDb also throws up a French-language Maigret series with Bruno Cremer as Maigret. It's one of those now-typical European series with multi-country production, in this case from France, Belgium, Switzerland & Czech Republic. IMDb has it listed as a single "season" that ran 1991-2005.
Title: Re: Maigret
Post by: raymondjpg on April 19, 2017, 07:13:54 PM
I've never seen this version of Maigret, or the Rupert Davies one, only the one starring Michael Gambon.

The first of this current series (Maigret 2016) with Rowen Atkinson was screened by ITV a bit over a year ago. There have been two more episodes screened, with (I think) a fourth to come. Rupert Davies was said to have been Georges Simenon's ideal pick for the TV realisation of his creation. I watched the series in the UK in black and white 4:3 before such things as VCRs and PVRs were invented, and remember the opening theme music by Ron Grainer and Maigret lightning his pipe with what almost looked like a Swan Vestas advertisement, in the days when smoking was still cool. I have tried poking the BBC to re-release the series without success, as it is said that they still have all 52 episodes in the archives.
Title: Re: Maigret
Post by: simoncasey on April 20, 2017, 07:53:56 AM
And meant that because I didn't see the post, I missed recording it, because it was set up to record using the "old" Maigret series recording :(

I've set up a series recording for the new series. iView for the first episode, I guess.
Yes, I wished I hadn't mentioned it as I too missed the recording but fortunately caught the repeat on the next day.

In the end it wasn't that great, nice views of Paris but I kept expecting Maigret to come up with a "cunning plan".
Title: Re: Maigret
Post by: prl on April 20, 2017, 10:29:19 AM
... I kept expecting Maigret to come up with a "cunning plan".
Wasn't Baldrick (Tony Robinson) the one with the "cunning plans"?
Title: Re: Maigret
Post by: IanL-S on April 21, 2017, 08:18:27 AM
... I kept expecting Maigret to come up with a "cunning plan".
Wasn't Baldrick (Tony Robinson) the one with the "cunning plans"?

Yes, that is my recollection also.

Ian