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Mystery!; Maigret, Series II: Maigret on the Defensive


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Maigret, Series II: Maigret on the Defensive
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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

Program Description

Alone late at night in Paris, drugged by a stranger, virtually raped, and then abandoned, a beautiful girl begs Maigret for help. Booking her into a hotel, he promises to help sort things out in the morning. But the next day, the Commissioner tells him the girl is the niece of a government official who claims Maigret picked her up and tried to seduce her. Maigret realizes someone is trying to get him dismissed. But who?

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Broadcast program

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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Maigret, Series II: Maigret on the Defensive,” 09/09/1994, GBH Archives, accessed April 21, 2021,
MLA: “Mystery!; Maigret, Series II: Maigret on the Defensive.” 09/09/1994. GBH Archives. Web. April 21, 2021. <>.
APA: Mystery!; Maigret, Series II: Maigret on the Defensive. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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