Se­rial killer

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Rowan Atkin­son is on the de­tec­tive trail as In­spec­tor Mai­gret. played many or­di­nary men. I have played more char­ac­terised peo­ple, peo­ple who are slightly ec­cen­tric or odd,” he says. One as­pect that he loves about his new role is that un­like other fa­mous fic­tional de­tec­tives, in­clud­ing In­spec­tor Poirot (Agatha Christie’s Poirot, 1989-2013), “Mai­gret hasn’t got a lisp or a French ac­cent or a par­tic­u­lar love of opera or all those other things that peo­ple tend to at­tach to many fic­tional de­tec­tives. He is just an or­di­nary guy do­ing an ex­tra­or­di­nary job.”


Episode 1, which aired in the UK in March 2016, is set in 1955 Paris and Mai­gret is in a race to find his se­rial killer. Out of ideas, he plans a sting op­er­a­tion us­ing un­der­cover brunette po­lice­women he hopes will lure out the killer. There’s only one prob­lem when he does ar­rest his man and has him be­hind bars – an­other mur­der.

Not much is known about episode 2 (8 Jan­uary), which airs in the UK on Sun­day 25 De­cem­ber. What we can tell you is that In­spec­tor Mai­gret gets mys­te­ri­ous phonecalls from a man claim­ing that the Paris un­der­world wants him dead…

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