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Mystery!; Maigret, Series I: Maigret Sets a Trap


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Maigret, Series I: Maigret Sets a Trap
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Premiered in 1980 -- offshoot of MASTERPIECE THEATRE. Showcase for the best of British drama in the mystery genre. Current producer, Rebecca Eaton. See individual episode titles for more information. Host: 1980: Gene Shalit; 1981-1989: Vincent Price; 1989-present: Diana Rigg Series release date: 1980

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A vicious killer stalks the streets of Montmarte; he's already claimed five young females as victims. Since Chief Inspector Maigret has no leads, he decides to lure the killer into the open by allowing the newspapers to create the impression that the murderer has been captured. Then the killer strikes again. Written by Douglas Livingstone and directed by John Glenister.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Maigret, Series I: Maigret Sets a Trap,” 06/18/1992, GBH Archives, accessed June 22, 2024,
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