We’ve had a bit of a rush of transmission confirmations in the past few days. In the lead-up to Christmas, channels have been publishing their final lay-downs for the festive period, which means seasonal specials aplenty. In among them are a few crime dramas. We’ve had details for Agatha Christie’s The Witness For The Prosecution confirmed by the BBC, and also Grantchester by ITV. Now the same network has confirmed when an episode of Maigret is going to go out; and it’s going to be right in the heart of the turkey-fest.
Maigret’s Dead Man is a stand-alone dramatic film featuring the legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret, played by Rowan Atkinson.
In Maigret’s Dead Man, a series of vicious, murderous attacks on three wealthy farms in Picardy hit the national headlines and the elite Brigade Criminelle at the Quay Des Orfevres is called upon to lend its expertise in tracking down the brutal gang responsible for the slaughter. However, Maigret is resolute in investigating the murder of an obscure anonymous Parisian. An investigation that ultimately solves both crimes.
Further cast include Ian Puleston-Davies (Marcella, Coronation Street), Aiden McCardle (Mr Selfridge, The Mill), Shaun Dingwall (Silent Witness, Death In Paradise), Lucy Cohu (Broadchurch), Leo Starr (Call The Midwife, Lewis) and Hugh Simon (The Mill, MI-5).
Maigret’s Dead Man: Sunday 25th December, 9pm, ITV
For our review of Maigret Sets A Trap, go here