Last year, ITV took the plunge and played out a feature-length Maigret on Christmas Day, which was a bit of a shocker actually. This year there’s another festive Maigret offering – the latest Rowan Atkinson-starring adaptation of Georges Simenon’s classics being Maigret Of Montmartre. It’s not going to Christmas Day this year, but it’s going to be pretty close.
This time around, Maigret investigates the random murders of a Countess and a Showgirl and discovers a dark secret that links their past lives at the Grand Hotel in Nice.
So it’s back to an urban setting, unlike April’s Night At The Crossroads, which was actually pretty good.
Maigret In Montmartre: Sunday 24th December, 8.30pm, ITV