Maigret: Season 1, Episode 4

Maigret and the Mad Woman (1 Mar. 1992)

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Maigret is dismissive when a seemingly paranoid elderly woman complains of being followed but later regrets his inaction when she is murdered.



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Episode cast overview:
Ciaran Madden ...
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
Jack Galloway ...
Marjorie Summerville ...
Mme. Antoine (as Marjorie Sommerville)
Frances Cuka ...
Angele Louette
Mark Lockyer ...
Emile Louette
Mark Frankel ...
Harold Innocent ...
Pepito Giovanni
Zoe Hodges ...
Little Girl
Trisha Vincent ...
Girl's Mother (as Tricia Vincent)
András Ambrus ...
M. Caille
Ferenc Némethy ...
Old Man
Sándor Téri ...
Police Driver (as Sandor Tery)


An elderly widow is sure someone is following her and entering her flat when she's away. Maigret assumes she is having senior moments and assigns a subordinate to escort her home. When the woman is found smothered to death, the detective is plagued with guilt and vows to apprehend her killer. The only suspects are her only relatives: her middle-aged daughter who disliked her mother, her paid gigolo, and her wastrel grand nephew who sponged off the victim. Written by Gabe Taverney (

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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[Last lines]
Mme Maigret: [to Maigret] You can't do everything. You can't be everywhere. Not even you.
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("I Will Wait"), an iconic French standard recorded by Rina Ketty in 1938 from the Italian song, "Tornerai" (Italian for "You Will Return,") music by Dino Olivieri, Italian lyrics by Nino Rastelli (with French lyrics by Louis Potérat. Sung by Mark Lockyer as Emile Lovette.
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I did not like the outcome of this episode.
8 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The man that plays Maigret the cop is a good actor. I did not the outcome of this episode.

An old woman goes to the police saying someone has been in her apartment and her stuff is moved around and this has happened many times. They don't believe her they think she is nuts. She wants to speak with Maigret who does not believe her either.

Soon after that she is found dead in her apartment. It seems the old lady's husband was an inventor and her niece helped her live in boyfriend steal the invention.

The niece planned the theft, her aunt was murdered, she helped hide the invention but nothing happens to her. Her boyfriend is murdered and believed killed by a gangster and no one goes to jail for murdering the aunt over a stupid invention. No justice in this episode.

Like many police stories, killers and their accomplices are like cry babies. They justify why they had to kill someone and they either get a lot of sympathy and no charges or a lenient sentence or no jail time at all.

Evil reins in this time and age.

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