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Maigret (Expired)

Created by flamboyant author Georges Simenon, pipe-smoking Chief Inspector Maigret is one of this century's classic fictional sleuths. Michael Gambon (Gosford Park, The Singing Detective) gives a superbly understated performance as the sardonic but compassionate Commissaire who, with his unique brand of cool appraisal, never fails to pierce straight to the heart of the crime. Originally part of the PBS Mystery series, Maigret, will delight the drama and mystery fans in your audience.

Maigret (Expired)  
  • Seven Little Crosses
    Thursday, September 19
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Mid-August in Paris, and Maigret is due to leave on vacation. But his travel plans are interrupted when a body is discovered... Directed by Jerome Boivin, 2004, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret at the Etoile Du Nord
    Friday, September 20
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    A man is killed in a hotel in Paris. Maigret meets a young woman who says she is a prostitute, but she is not what she seems… Directed by Charles Nemes, 2005, color. In French with English subtitles.


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  • The Lady's Companion
    Wednesday, September 18
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret is in Caen to assist in organzing the local police department. There he meets a young woman, who tries to convince him that a murder has taken place… Directed by Franck Apprederis, 2004, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret Rents A Room
    Tuesday, September 17
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret poses as a guest to investigate a boarding house where one of his detectives was shot during a stakeout. There, he takes a special interest in a lonely, crippled woman, but it seems all the guests have something to hide. Directed by Laurent Heynemann, 2004, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret at the Doctor's
    Monday, September 16
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Doctor Baron is a respectable physician, married with two children. When the family's maid dies of poisoning, Maigret appears and begins his investigation. Directed by Claudio Tonetti, 2004, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • A Shadow in the Courtyard
    Sunday, September 15
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    aigret investigates after the owner of a drug company is found shot to death. Directed by Charles Nemes, 2004, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Tramp
    Saturday, September 14
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    A March night in Paris. Two circus performers pull a gravely-wounded vagrant out of the river Seine. One of the men, young Van Houtte, states that he noticed a red Peugteot on the quay shortly before the accident.
    Maigret tracks down the car only to find that the two occupants are innocent.... Directed by Laurent Heynemann, 2004, color.
  • Little Pigs Without A Tail
    Friday, September 13
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Marcel, Germaine's husband, has gone missing. And Germaine, a young woman just turned 20, is ready to do anything to find him.......even going as far as to ask Maigret to track him down.

    The investigation develops into a game of hide-and-seek between the young woman and the superintendent as to who will find the first clue and who will inform the other about what.....

    Maigret isn't always willing to lend himself to the game, but how can he resist the charms of the wilful and high-spirited young Germaine? Directed by Charles Nemes, 2004, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret Has Scruples
    Thursday, September 12
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret saw a lot of people today. First, Xavier Marton, a shy and unimpressive man who accused his wife of wanting to poison him. Then his wife, Gisele Marton, who had followed him to Maigret's offices. According to her, Mr. Marton is neurotic.

    After a brief investigation, Maigret learns that Xavier Marton is in love with his sister-in-law, sweet, loving Jenny. He also learns that Mrs. Marton is having an affiar with her associate.
    During a second meeting at headquarters, Xavier Marton describes is wife as an ambitious woman who thinks her husband is a good-for nothing. He announces that he will kill her if he ever starts to feel the effects of being poisoned again.

    The next night, Xavier Marton is murdered. Poisoned......... Directed by Pierre Joassin, 2004, color.
  • Maigret's Boyhood Friend
    Wednesday, September 11
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret's long-lost school chum, Leon Florentin, turns up at headquarters. Florentin, although much less chatty than in the old days, tells the Chief Inspector that Josee, mistress of many men, has just been murdered that day...in her apartment. Florentin, her one true love, was there at the time but saw nothing.....He was hiding in the closet!

    Josee was a woman kept by four different men. Each paid her regular visits and none knew about the others...... Directed by Laurent Haynemann, 2003, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret's Failure
    Tuesday, September 10
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret is absent-mindedly investigating a case that bores him. He receives the visit of Fumal, a powerful businessman who complains of having received menacing letters and asks for protection because of the power he wields in financial and political circles. Maigret, who knew him when he was a boy, finds him just as unpleasant as in the past and unwillingly takes on the case. In spite of his house being watched by the police, Fumal is found murdered the next morning. Directed by Jacques Fansten, 2003, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • To Any Lengths
    Monday, September 9
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    The note, found in a cafe, was odd:
    "At 5PM I will kill the fortune-teller. Signed, Picpus."
    And despite every precaution, at 5PM a fortune-teller was found murdered. And locked in the room next door, for reasons unknown, was a tired, old man who had seen and heard nothing. In July's sultry heat, with the Tour de France bicycle race reaching its exciting climax, Maigret finds himself mysteriously drawn to the poor fellow. And so, the inspector gets caught up in an investigation where nothing makes any sense. Directed by Jacques Fansten, 2003, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Princess
    Sunday, September 8
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    The eminent man whose long-time beloved had just become free turns up dead, with no motives, no enemies, and no forced entry. Rare excursion by Maigret into the world of the aristocracy. Directed by Laurent Heynemann. 2003, color. In French with English Subtitles.
  • Felicie's House
    Saturday, September 7
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    A dead body at a new housing estate; routine for Maigret?except that the victim?s flaky young housekeeper Felicie seems to have a genius for getting Maigret?s goat, while refusing to lift a finger to help.
  • Maigret Goes to School
    Friday, September 6
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Schoolteacher Joseph Gastin is an outsider in his little town, and now that its former post-mistress has been shot dead in a window of her own home, he’s sure he’ll be the fall guy—time to call for Maigret. Only trouble is, Gastin is the prime suspect. Directed by Yves de Chalonge. 2002, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Madman of St. Clothilde
    Thursday, September 5
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret follows a man who jumps off a train, only to end up in the hospital and suspected of being a multiple-murdering madman. Directed by Claudio Tonetti, 2002, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Minister
    Wednesday, September 4
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    A State sanatorium has just collapsed killing 128 children. When the construction of the building was being planned, an eminent public works specialist, Professor Calame, had predicted the catastrophe. However, his warnings went unheeded. It is in the interest of many politicians implicated in the affair that this expert's report should disappear. The minister, Auguste Point, had the report in his possession for a few hours, but it was stolen from him. He can't make a statement to the public who would immediately accuse him of having destroyed the document to save himself and his colleagues. In desperation he asks Superintendent Maigret to discreetly recover the report, or to at least find the thief. Directed by Christian de Chalonge, 2002, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Wine Merchant
    Tuesday, September 3
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Upon leaving a hotel where he had spent the afternoon with his secretary, Oscar Chabut is murdered. As he questions the victim's family and many employees, Maigret discovers what kind of man he was. After a difficult start Chabut succeeded, thanks to persistent hard work, in setting up and managing a large and profitable business. In spite of this he remained shy and needy, in order to bolster his confidence, to dominate, denigrate and humiliate people. This explains his many short-lived affairs and the cynicism with which he eliminated his competitors. Naturally Maigret looks in both these directions and especially into the possible existence of jealous husbands who might have sought revenge. Directed by Christian de Chalonge, 2001, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • The Open Window
    Monday, September 2
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
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  • My Friend Maigret
    Sunday, September 1
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Shortly after boasting of his supposed friendship with Maigret, a beach bum on a tiny island off the Mediterranean coast of France ends up dead. And Maigret¹s ensuing investigation becomes a kind of a reunion with old acquaintances‹as well a chance, in the tropical atmosphere, to actually doff his tie! Directed by Bruno Gantillon, 2001, in color. In French with English Subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Fortune Hunter
    Saturday, August 31
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    A very beautiful woman, Mary, is found dead, strangled, lying on a bed of straw in a stable close to a canal lock. Maigret was looking for her in connection with a jewel robbery. Since the murder was committed in Belgium, Maigret has been sent there by Interpol. The investigation has trouble getting under way in the very closed world of bargemen. Maigret has several suspects, all are moored in the canal and are waiting for the dead woman to talk, to point to her murderer so they can cast off. There's the "Boxer" who never climbed into a ring; there's also Willy, the dandy at the service of Sir Lampson and his launch, who will be the second victim; and finally Sir Lampson himself, a retired Colonel from the Indian Army and Mary's husband. Voices are raised, feelings start to run high, and in spite of Maigret forbidding it, the bargemen decide to cast off to save their cargoes and to escape from the killer. However, the murderer is the silent towman, Jean, who works for the barge "La Providence" and prefers the company of his horses. He would have been a man of position and wealth if fifteen years earlier he hadn't fallen hopelessly in love with a woman too fond of jewelry. Directed by Andre Chandelle, 2001, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Rich
    Friday, August 30
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    As Commissioner Maigret enters the Parendon mansion, he realizes that his investigation must be conducted with the utmost discretion, equaling that of its inhabitants. The wealthy business attorney, Mr. Parendon, has summoned the commissioner after having received an anonymous letter containing threats of a bloody drama to befall his family in the near future. A rather mundane request for Maigret; an uncommitted crime lacking a suspect and a motive. There are no guilty parties as no murder has been committed... And yet, the atmosphere is heavy with tension in this milieu that is more foreign to him than that of the common or even the white-collar criminal. Here, in the vast living rooms, bedrooms and offices dressed in antiques and original works of art, the occupants’ personalities are steeped in complication: The attorney himself, a brilliant businessman but a husband and father of a rather fragile nature... His wife, Gassin de Baulieu, accustomed to decades of authority and security... Gus and Bambi, their children, struggling under the weight of wealth and etiquette.... The secretary, a certain Miss Vague, whose name is quite aptly chosen!... The attorney’s associates, with hidden ambitions.... and the numerous servants, well trained in the art of silence.... Who is it that puts pen to paper each day to churn out these morbid anonymous letters, threatening the worst with great precision? Who will be the victim? And above all, who will commit the unspeakable foreshadowed assassination in the presence of Commissioner Maigret, who is riddled with guilt by his own inability to prevent the crime. Provoked by the actual murder, Maigret steps up his investigation, bringing this prestigious family down to a normal human level. Pulling out all the stops, the Commissioner finds his marks and arrives at the conclusion that he first suspected but refused to admit, even to himself!! Directed by Denys Granier-Deferre, 2000, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret Sees Double
    Thursday, August 29
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    When Commissioner Maigret receives a call from Olmetta asking him to certify the death of a certain Maurice Tremblet, one question immediately springs to mind: " Why kill a man like that? Ordinary guys aren’t murdered... " The victim, an ordinary accountant, had a life filled with very ordinary things: his apartment, his kids, his wife and his canary, who was said to be his only friend. Who, then, would fire a shotgun from the hotel on the opposite side of the street to kill this simple man? Conducting his investigation with the help of his nephew Paul, Maigret soon realizes that Maurice Tremblet’s life was not as simple as it appeared. Over several hours, Maigret traces Tremblet’s steps all the way to the assassin who still has the smoking gun in his hand: an air gun, used more often at faire grounds than to kill a simple man who has strayed off the beaten path... on a day almost as ordinary as all the others..Directed by Francois Luciani, 2000, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • First Class Murder
    Wednesday, August 28
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    A man is stabbed to death with an enormous tie pin on a train near the Franco-Belgian border. Young inspector Paul Lachenal is called in to investigate the crime, which happened in a first class car. All too conscious of his inexperience on the job, the novice inspector turns to his uncle Maigret for help.....
  • Death in a Vegetable Garden
    Tuesday, August 27
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Very strange, the cadaver of this homeless bum, discovered at dawn in the shed of a vegetable garden in Saint-Mesmin. Equally strange, the two sisters who own the tool shed and the several meters of growing vegetables that surround it. They haven't spoken to each other since long before the war and, in the village, no one has the same version of the cause of their dispute which goes back to 1924. Only the notary of the next village over, an old friend of the family, knows that Antonin is responsible for it all. Thirty years ago, Antonin was engaged to one of the sisters, but married the other, probably for her inheritance. He then disappeared. The sisters divided their house in two, with two entrances and a wall to separate them. But that didn't stop the loud arguments heard several times a week with much swearing involved. Maigret, who was already investigating the murder of a homeless bum in Paris, arrives in Saint-Mesmin to see if the two murders may somehow be connected. And if he has this idea running through his head, it must be true... Thus he debarks to torment the Fouly family, rich farmers with a grandmother as stubborn as a mule. Stubborn, yes, and perhaps a bit senile, but full of memories nonetheless. Then there is Louis, the youngest son, who is not telling everything he knows. Maigret also encounters a group of youngsters that hold a dance every Saturday night in a barn, and many of the villagers who come to look at the body without any recognition of who it might be. No one knows. And the icing on the cake: he must enter the Sirouet sisters' home. They must have the key to the mystery surrounding the death... But getting past their doors is like breaking into a prison in broad daylight... Directed by Edwin Baily, 1999, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Mrs. Four and Her Children
    Monday, August 26
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    When Commissioner Vaimber gives his colleague and cousin Maigret the case of the pharmacist's wife, he doesn't really know what to make of her. Agitated, on the run with her children, she claims to have seen the corpse of a young woman in her basement, apparently assassinated by her husband! Upon reading the sketchy deposition, Maigret touches upon a few facts that could be true. But what should he believe? A real murder? Who is the perpetrator of the crime? He or she? And where is the husband now, disappeared at the same moment as the corpse that was never found. Maigret sees only one solution to elucidate the mystery: go incognito, under the assumed identity of a salesman, to the boarding house where the pharmacist's wife and her children have taken refuge, to watch her every move in the hope of finding contradictory behavior... And so he does. Arriving under the pseudonym of Jules Fontaine, Maigret remains in the company of Mrs. Four: (She is called Mrs. Four because she occupies Room 4 at the boarding house.) He discovers therein the micro-society of this establishment on the outskirts of town... Day after day, Maigret slyly takes advantage of the help offered by the personnel and the occupants of the establishment as he retraces the steps of the murderer. A murderer who is crouching nearby in the shadows, ready to pounce on the prey who committed the error of being witness to his last murder... Directed by Philippe Berenger, 1991, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret Versus Mister Cavre
    Sunday, August 25
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    The head of the French Ministry of Justice is very worried about his sister. She lives in Belgium where she is married to Etienne Naud, a rich Belgian horse breeder. Rumors are circulating throughout their village that accuse Naud of murdering a young man. The head of the French Ministry asks Maigret to go to Belgium to stop the defamatory rumours. An off-the-record favour, to be accomplished with the utmost discretion, of course. On the train, Maigret is surprised to see Mr. Cavre, an ex-law enforcement officer whose nickname was "Inspector Cadaver". Mr. Cavre has since opted for a career as a private investigator. Upon arrival, Maigret continues to be surprised. No matter where he goes in the village to conduct his investigation, Cavre has been there before him. Obviously, the detective is there for the same reasons.... Who hired Cavre? The murderer? But, did a murder really take place? Was it not, perhaps, an accident? Maigret is convinced that it is Inspector Cadaver who holds the key to the whole affair... Directed by Pierre Joassin, 1998, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • The Vanishing Mr. Owen
    Saturday, August 24
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret is on vacation in the South of France, in a luxurious hotel on the beach run by Mr. Louis, an old acquaintance of Maigret's from Paris. Mr. Owen, a wealthy art dealer confined to a wheelchair, is also staying at Mr. Louis' hotel. One morning, the cadaver of an unknown young man is found in the bathtub of one of the rooms... and Mr. Owen has suddenly disappeared.. .. But who is Mr. Owen, really? And the other hotel guests? And Mr. Owen's nurse, whose behavior is so strange? What is she hiding? And Mylene Turner, the beautiful, famous, yet eccentric actress... What role does she play in all this? And the mysterious Mr. Schaft? Despite his great determination to remain removed from the investigation so as to take advantage of his vacation time, it is the Commissioner Maigret who will shed the final light on this mysterious affair..... Directed by Pierre Koralnik, 1997, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Liberty Bar
    Friday, August 23
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    1954 on the Côte d'Azur. A certain Australian, William Brown, is stabbed to death while returning from one of his habitual boozing sessions, during which he was known to disappear for days on end. Arriving on the scene, Maigret begins his investigation by introducing himself to the two women in Brown's life: his mistress Gina and her mother. Maigret then discovers the Liberty Bar, Brown's favorite watering hole. He often drank until drunk with the bar's owner Mado, and her protégé, Sylvie, an ex-hooker now under Mado's protection. When Brown's son arrives, Maigret discovers that the victim, a rich landowner, had left Australia and his family to lead an easy and expensive life on the Côte d'Azur. His family had cut him off from his fortune, giving him only enough to live decently. But several hours later, when Maigret runs into Sylvie at the very moment that Brown's son is handing her a large sum of money, the first secrets of this mysterious affair begin to unfold..... Directed by Michel Favart, 1997, color. In French with English subtitles. Run Time: 1:31:17.
  • Maigret and the Elusive Witness
    Thursday, August 22
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    In the 1950's, in the suburb of a large town in Eastern France, a 12 year old choir boy named Etienne tells the police that, as he went to 6 a.m. Mass at the church near his house, he witnessed a murder in Church Street. He claims to have seen a body lying on the sidewalk and the assassin who fled the scene when he saw Etienne. The police are not inclined to believe Etienne's story. Several minutes after the time that Etienne was supposedly in Church Street the police found neither cadaver nor witness. Only Maigret takes the choir boy's testimony seriously. He goes as far as to accompany Etienne the next day on his morning journey from home to church. The commissioner himself was a choir boy when he was young and was touched by the sincerity with which Etienne told his story. The case at hand is mixed with Maigret's memories of the past, and the commissioner finally understands what must have happened: Etienne must have been threatened by the assassin who forced him to tell the police that he had fled and that the corps was in another part of the street. Maigret wins the trust of the child who confirms this version of the story and shows him where the body really was. Directed by Pierre Granier Deferre, 1997, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret Sets A Trap
    Wednesday, August 21
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Paris is afraid. The killer has already struck five times and Maigret still has no leads. Each crime was committed at nightfall in the same neighbourhood of the 20th arrondissement. The victims were all women with the same physical characteristics. After having stabbed each woman in the heart with a knife, the serial killer ripped their clothing to shreds and disappeared without a trace. There were no witnesses to the crimes nor link between the victims. Maigret and his team have been investigating these crimes for five months... but in vain. Only one thing is sure, the murderer is a psychopath who will continue to kill until he is arrested. Following the advice of the psychiatrist, Professor Tissot, Maigret decides to pull out all the stops and set a trap for the killer. With the help of the press, Maigret plays on the killer's ego, placing 50 policewomen in the infamous neighbourhood, each with the same physical characteristics as the previous victims. Among them is Marthe, a young novice who has just become a member of Maigret's team…..Directed by Juraj Herz. In French with English subtitles. Run Time: 1:35:20.
  • Maigret In Finland
    Tuesday, August 20
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Several seconds after the shots were fired, Elisa Porola found Jean Duclos hovering over her agonizing husband, the gun still in his hand. But why would Professor Jean Duclos, criminologist and lecturer of international renown, kill Konrad Parola? The professor didn't even know Parola, although Parola was off to live a new life with Leena, a young woman that Duclos had as a student in Paris several years earlier. Why would Jean Duclos be the suspect? It was Konrad who was known as a playboy on this small island in Finland, Konrad who had plenty of enemies.... Ari, the policeman with whom Maigret had worked on the "Ghost Affair" asks the commissioner for his help. Maigret discovers that Konrad Parola needed money in order to leave with Leena, and that a certain Norppa, with whom Parola was smuggling vodka, owed him a huge sum. Violent and obsessively jealous of all men who approached his step-daughter Leena, the hotel owner Liikanen had every reason to eliminate Konrad. Young Cornelius, who gets trapped in his own lies, is too in love with Leena not to be a suspect as well. As for Elisa Porola and her sister Anita who formed a menage-à-trois with Konrad, are they really as calm and unbothered by the affair as they seem? Directed by Pekka Parikka, 1996, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Death of a Harbour Master
    Monday, August 19
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    A man is found wandering the streets of Paris, completely mute and amnesiac. Under the old wig that overhangs his blank stare, the police discovers his shaven head and a gunshot wound that has been meticulously stitched. The entire police force is stumped by this man until Commissioner Maigret states the obvious: Why not print his photo in the national newspapers in the hope that someone will come forward to identify him? As soon as the photo appears in the papers, Julie, a young woman of 24, appears at police headquarters. She is the housekeeper of the mute man and came to Paris to identify her employer: Yves Joris, Captain of a small port in Normandy, reported missing about a month ago. Maigret decides to accompany the Captain and his housekeeper to Normandy in order to elucidate the mystery of his disappearance. But Joris spends only one night in the home to which he has returned. He dies from strychnine poisoning the very next day. With a case of murder on his hands, Maigret is forced to lengthen his stay and step up his investigation in the town. Easier than it sounds, however, as Maigret comes face to face with a conspiracy of silence. Each inhabitant seems to have a reason to lie: Julie's brother, Grand-Louis, the arrogant and powerful town mayor, Mr. Grandmaison, Captain Delcourt who serves as Joris' replacement in the port, protecting it from high-tide, and Julie herself, the beneficiary of Joris' last will.... Each of them weaving their own part of the web of mystery that surrounds the Port ... Directed by Charles Nemes, 1996, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret Goes Home
    Sunday, August 18
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret goes home " is a MAIGRET unlike any other... Because it is in Saint-Fiâcre that MAIGRET spent his childhood. His parents are buried in the village cemetery and he was a choirboy in the little village church... Because this time, the crime is foreseen and MAIGRET, already on the scene before the murder, even witnesses the victim'S death... Because he came to Saint-Fiâcre on his own initiative without telling anybody, he will have to act alone, without the help of his assistants, and even without warrants... Because he is accompanied by his wife during this week end and that she will obviously witness the investigation and sometimes intervene. Because the Countess of Saint-Fiâcre, her son, her doctor, her lover, her servants and the villagers, from the priest to the innkeeper, are in MAIGRET'S view totally different from his " usual customers ".. . It is his childhood which suddendly comes to the surface giving him the strangest feeling. Disturbed, Superintendent MAIGRET sometimes turns into the fifteen year old boy he used to be, son of the steward of the estate, in love with the Countess and fascinated by the castle. Thus, it is almost against himself that he will have to fight to discover the truth. After having, like the viewer, suspected almost everybody. Directed by Denys de la Patelliere, 1995, color. In French with English subtitles. Run Time: 1:23:53.
  • Maigret Is Afraid
    Saturday, August 17
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Returning from a criminology conference, Commissioner Maigret stops off to visit his old friend Chabot who is a judge in a small provincial town. A town upset by two back-to-back murders that have created an atmosphere of sheer panic. The death of Robert de Courson, a prominent citizen, was immediately followed by the murder of an old woman, beaten to death by a madman. Chabot finds himself in a difficult situation. He is suspected of protecting the Vernoux family with whom he has a personal relationship. During Maigret'S stay, a third murder is committed, as savagely as the first two. Doctor Vernoux is the prime suspect. He is considered to be an odd sort, susceptible to strange and unexpected outbursts. But Dr. Vernoux is also found dead, in the arms of his mistress. Maigret, who for the first time trusts the instincts of the masses, turns his investigation toward the Vernoux family where he believes he will find the real murderer... Directed by Claude Goretta, 1996, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • No Vacation for Maigret
    Friday, August 16
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret and his wife travel to Belgium to visit Mrs. Maigret's family. Their few days of vacation are suddenly cut short by a case of appendicitis suffered by poor Mrs. Maigret. Returning from a visit to the hospital, Maigret discovers a mysterious note in his pocket which draws attention to the woman in the sickbed next to his wife. Liliane Godreau dies quickly thereafter. It appears that she was the sister in law of the surgeon who operated on Mrs. Maigret. When visiting the surgeon at his home, Maigret is intrigued by a little girl who runs from the house, a letter in her hand. She is visibly terrorized at the sight of the surgeon... The next day, the little girl is found strangled on the edge of a nearby pond! Maigret secretly begins his investigation... Directed by Pierre Joassin, 1995, color. Run Time: 1:34:22.
  • Maigret and the Candle Auction
    Thursday, August 15
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret only intended to stay a few days in this small inn in the Vendee. He had come to question the innkeeper, a former crook, but caught the flu and had to stay in bed. What’s more, a guest is found murdered. The police immediately cordon off the inn and start a careful reconstitution of the evening of the crime. The suspects are three buyers who had come to attend the sale by auction of a curiously coveted house, and the staff of the inn. Plus a customs officer who works every evening nearby. For two nights and a day, Maigret builds up tension between the suspects, managing to unmask the three buyers who are in league against a fourth richer buyer who was threatening to do them out of the house which is believed to contain a treasure. Crime doesn’t pay, and the “treasure” finally thumbs its nose at the murderers. Directed by Pierre Granier Deferre, 1995, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Old Lady
    Wednesday, August 14
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    The inexplicable murder of wealthy Valentine Besson’s maid leads the older woman to believe that she herself was the intended target. Maigret undertakes the investigation, meeting Mrs. Besson’s dysfunctional family: her resentful daughter-in-law and her two stepsons: the pushy, politician and the playboy. Somehow Maigret must sift through this cavalcade of suspects. In French with English subtitles. Run Time: 1:42:22.
  • Maigret's Mistakes
    Tuesday, August 13
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    On the third floor of a respectable building on Avenue Carnot, a prostitute kept in luxury is found murdered. Maigret is intrigued by Professor Gouin, an indifferent character who lives on the floor above and who seems to attract a large number of women... Directed by Joyce Buñuel, 1994. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret's War of Nerves
    Monday, August 12
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret is determined to prove the innovence of a man convicted of the murders of an American woman and her maid. A death sentence has been issued, so the stakes are high as Maigret tries to find the real killer. Directed by, 1996, color. In French with English subttles. Run Time: 1:35:58.
  • Maigret and the Spinster
    Sunday, August 11
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Each day, Cecile comes to Inspector Maigret’s office, vainly trying to convince him that a stranger has been sneaking into the home she shares with her aunt. When both Cecile and her aunt end up dead, it s a guilt-ridden Maigret who pursues the killer. Directed by Denys de La Patelliere, 1996, color. In French with English subtitles. Run Time: 1:29:08
  • Maigret and the #1 Lock
    Saturday, August 10
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Maigret must find the connection between the mugging of a rich businessman, the suicide of the businessman’s son and the murder of the keeper of the #1 Lock. The key may lie with simple-minded Aline, who lives near the lock. Directed by Oliver Schatzky, 1994, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Ghost
    Friday, August 9
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    After a hardluck colleague is shot while on a private mission in Finland, Inspector Maigret sets out to unravel multiple mysteries on foreign soil, aided by a bilingual Finnish cop. Where is the missing mistress? Who are the art collector's nocturnal visitors? And how do these mysteries connect to the dead police officer? Directed by Hannu Kahakorpi, 1996, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses
    Thursday, August 8
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Though a drunken bargeman hears shots from a riverside house, none of the seven people in the house corroborate the story -- of course, one of the passengers is dead! Nobody's talking to Inspector Maigret, who must navigate this particularly difficult case. Directed by Michel Sibra, 1993, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • The Man on the Bench
    Wednesday, August 7
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    It should be easy enough to identify a man knifed just off a busy boulevard at the height of rush hour—but his wife doesn’t recognize his shoes! And that’s just the beginning of the surprises for Inspector Maigret. Directed by Etienne Perier, 1993, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret's Patience
    Tuesday, August 6
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Has that veteran criminal, the wheelchair-bound Palmari, been behind the latest string of jewel robberies? But when he turns up dead and his mistress has an iron-clad alibi, Maigret must start a different sort of hunt. Directed by Andrzej Kostenko, 1994, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret On Trial
    Monday, August 5
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    Accused by the teenage daughter of a public official of getting her drunk in a bar, and then … -- Maigret is told to keep his and his team’s hands off the case and that his resignation will be accepted if offered. And then of course the investigation begins. Directed by Andrzej Kostenko, 1993, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret at the Majestic
    Sunday, August 4
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    It’s bad enough when the cook at the elegant Hotel Majestic finds a corpse in the staff locker room, but when there’s another--it’s a tough problem for Inspector Maigret. Directed by Claude Goretta. 1993, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret at the Crossroads
    Saturday, August 3
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    After a suspect shrugs off a lengthy interrogation, Maigret arrives at a three house crossroads in the country to solve the case of an anonymous corpse found in a car in the wrong garage—but then a late arrival is shot right in front of his eyes! Directed by Alain Tasma. 1992, color. In French with English subtitles.
  • The Headless Corpse
    Friday, August 2
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    At a small café near the canal where a headless body has been found, Maigret tries to draw out the reticent proprietor [Aurore Clement, APOCALYPSE NOW REDUX; PARIS, TEXAS]. So where is her husband? Directed by Serge Leroy, 1992 , color. In French with English subtitles.
  • Maigret and the Judge
    Thursday, August 1
    1:00 pm on MHz Worldview 9.2
    On assignment in the provinces, Maigret acts on a tip to find a distinguished judge dragging a corpse out of his house, presumably to dump in the sea. Bad enough, but now he’s also got a lead to decades-old previously undiscovered murder. Directed by Bertrand Van Effenterre, 1992, color. In French with English subtitles.