Maigret: Collected Cases
  • Maigret: Collected Cases

  • Maurice Denham stars as Maigret, with Michael Gough as his creator Georges Simenon, in these twenty classic radio dramas

    Jules Maigret is France’s most famous and best-loved fictional detective, featuring in 76 novels and 28 short stories. Enduringly popular, his adventures have been adapted many times for TV, with actors such as Rupert Davies, Michael Gambon and Rowan Atkinson in the title role.

    In these radio plays, Maigret and Simenon look back over twenty of their most intriguing cases – from an anonymous letter that draws the detective back to the place of his birth, to the death of an world-famous financier that plunges Maigret into the alien world of the international jet set.

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, the episodes included in this collection are:

    Maigret Goes Home (21/08/1976)
    Maigret in Montmartre (28/08/1976)
    Maigret Has Scruples (4/09/1976)
    Maigret in Society (11/09/1976)
    Maigret Sets a Trap (18/09/1976)
    Maigret and the Young Girl (25/09/1976)
    Maigret and Monsieur Charles (29/05/1977)
    Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets (5/06/1977)
    Maigret Goes to School (12/06/1977)
    Maigret’s Boyhood Friend(19/06/1977)
    Maigret at the Crossroads(26/06/1977)
    Maigret Has Doubts(03/07/1977)
    Maigret and the Madman of Bergerac (10/07/1977)
    Maigret and the Minister (17/07/1977)
    Liberty Bar(24/07/1977)
    Maigret and the Old Lady(31/07/1977)
    Maigret Hesitates (07/08/1977)
    Maigret Takes the Waters (14/08/1977)
    The Patience of Maigret (21/08/1977)
    Maigret and the Millionaires(05/05/1984)

    Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation!

RELEASED 01/01/2098

Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. He is best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.