International film star Bruno Cremer brings the beloved Parisian Inspector Maigret to life in this definitive series of filmed adaptations of legendary writer Georges Simenon's bestselling crime novels. Sporting his pipe that seems a nod to Sherlock Holmes the pragmatic reserved and refined Maigret investigates murders in his singular unhurried manner and inevitably discovers the truth. To crack his cases he peels back the veneer of seemingly idyllic villages and neighborhoods exposing the criminals who lurk in all levels of society. Against a backdrop of 1950s Paris and the surrounding French countryside these original feature-length films pay homage to one of the most brilliant detective minds of the twentieth century. EPISODE 19: NO VACATION FOR MAIGRET- Inspector Maigret and his wife's Belgian vacation is cut short when Mrs. Maigret gets appendicitis. Returning from her bedside Maigret discovers a note in his pocket about his wife's hospital roomate; the sister-in-law of the surgeon who operated on Mrs. Maigret. Murder is in the air and Maigret begins an unauthorized investigation. EPISODE 20: MAIGRET IS AFRAID- Returning from a criminology conference Inspector Maigret stops off to visit his old friend Chabot a judge in a small provincial town which has been rocked by a pair of murders. A third murder soon follows and Maigret's planned R&R turns into his usual meticulous investigation. EPISODE 21: MAIGRET GOES HOME- What begins as a routine trip to his hometown of Saint-Fieócre turns into work as Inspector Maigret arrives just in time to witness a murder. Childhood memories return to haunt him as his investigation begins. Can he perform with his customary excellence in the place of his humble beginnings? EPISODE 22: MAIGRET AND THE DEATH OF a HARBOR MASTER - from the novel by Georges Simenon. A man is found wandering the streets of Paris mute and amnesiac. Under the old wig that overhangs his blank stare the police discover a shaven head and a gunshot wound that has been meticulously stitched. Inspector Maigret is on the case. EPISODE 23: MAIGRET IN FINLAND - Why would Professor Jean Duclos a criminologist and lecturer of international renown murder somebody? Ari a young Finnish policeman turns to his old friend and mentor Inspector Maigret for help in cracking the difficult case. Maigret has a couple of ideas Ari hasn't thought of. EPISODE 24: MAIGRET SETS A TRAP - All of Paris is afraid. Five murders have been committed at night in the same neighborhood. There were no witnesses to the crimes nor any links between the victims. Only one thing is certain: The murderer is a psychopath who will continue to kill until he is stopped.