Thursday, September 28, 2006


With thanks to Peter at Detectives Beyond Borders for the link to a fantastic Maigret resource.


Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Do you have any idea if the BBC Maigret series with Rupert Davies has been released on DVD or video?



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1:38 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

I think the Rupert Davies series was just about before the time the BBC saved their recordings. They would record over the top of each tape!!!!Which is a great pity, although the Michael Gambon series is available on DVD.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I've seen the Gambon series and enjoyed it. I was hoping that I could enjoy the Davies, then make an enjoyable parlor game of comparing the two. Maybe I'll scout around for any of the Maigret movies that might be available.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Blogger seems to be behaving tonight 21.05 BST, I hope I have not spoken too soon.
I found it incredible that the last Rupert Davies was as long ago as 1969.
They have been showing the Gambon series here on a digital cable station, but I might invest in the DVDs to enjoy them again.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BBC confirmed to me a year or so ago that they do have all the original masters.

The Gambon series is, in my opinion, morosso, turgid and awful. No comparison with the wonderful Rupert Davies series. Simenon said Davies was the perfect Maigret in any language. He is in perfect character with the original French which I read years ago.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

I am inclined to agree Anon but it is so long ago all I can only remember that Rupert Davies and his supporting cast seemed perfect.

5:35 AM  

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