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Rowan Atkin­son gets se­ri­ous as a French de­tec­tive in mini-se­ries Mai­gret.

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Sea­son 1 Sun­days (from 1 Jan­uary) BBC First (*119) 20:00

Co­me­dian Rowan Atkin­son is best known for his goofy character Mr Bean (1990-1995), but he’s got a love for ac­tion and drama. And he’s show­ing that off in new mini-se­ries Mai­gret (2016- cur­rent). He plays Chief In­spec­tor Jules Mai­gret in the two-episode first sea­son and Jules has a huge task in front of him. He needs to find a se­rial killer be­fore they strike again and the only clue he has is that his killer likes women with dark hair.

MAK­ING MAI­GRET

The se­ries is based on the fic­tional de­tec­tive character by Bel­gian nov­el­ist Ge­orges Si­menon (1903-1989) and the episodes are more like mini movies – they’re 90 min­utes long each. And while Rowan says that he loved film­ing in Hun­gary, he al­most didn’t do the show be­cause he doubted his tal­ents. “I haven’t

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