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Rowan Atkinson plays French detective Jules Maigret, the legend who has appeared in over 72 novels by Georges Simenon. Joining Rowan Atkinson are cast members Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), Lucy Cohu (Becoming Jane), Shaun Dingwall (DCI Banks) and Rufus Wright (EastEnders).
It's 1955, and Paris is enjoying a blisteringly hot summer... but it's a city in the grip of fear. Four women have been murdered and Chief Inspector Maigret is under huge pressure to find the killer.
Maigret's Dead Man focuses on the murder of a gambler with connections to a brutal gang from Czechoslovakia whose members are robbing and killing wealthy Parisians.
The murder investigation of a diamond dealer from Antwerp seems to point at one man - Carl Andersen, a Danish citizen living in the outskirts of Paris. But, despite all the evidence, Maigret lets him go, much to the annoyance of old friend and colleague Inspector Grandjean. So why was the body of a diamond merchant found at his isolated mansion? Why is his sister always shut away in her room? And why does everyone at Three Widows Crossroads have something to hide?
A stripper in Montmartre reports that she had last night overheard two men at her club planning to kill a countess. Her report is taken but as the crime has not happened not much attention is paid to her claims until a few hours later, when she is found in her room, strangled to death. And the next day the Countess, a drug addict, is found strangled. Maigret is bought in to find the link between the victims and bring the killer to justice.
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