Maigret: Season 2, Episode 3

Maigret on the Defensive (28 Mar. 1993)

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When a young woman in distress calls Maigret in the middle of the night begging for help, the detective's chivalry is rewarded with a false charge of attempted rape.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
Jack Galloway ...
Henri Lautier
Péter Kertész ...
Désiré (as Peter Kertész)
Liza Walker ...
Lajos Mezey ...
Night Porter (as Lajos Mezei)
Chief Commissioner
Bella Tanay ...
Susannah Doyle ...
John Cater ...
James Saxon ...
Marcel Landry


Answering a desperate phone call from a young lady in distress, Maigret finds the drunken young woman in a sleazy bar. The detective chivalrously checks her into a respectable hotel and returns home to complete his interrupted night's sleep. When he reports to work, he finds that the young woman has concocted a charge of attempted rape and finds himself the subject of disciplinary action. Maigret suspects his pursuit of a gang of restaurant thieves is the impetus for this accusation and with the help of his loyal staff, he is able to find the ultimate answer in a dentist's chair. Written by Gabe Taverney (

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