Win a copy of Maigret: The Complete Series on Limited Edition Blu-ray

Win a copy of Maigret: The Complete Series on Limited Edition Blu-ray

Win a copy of Maigret: The Complete Series on Limited Edition Blu-ray

Casimir Harlow

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THE DEFINITIVE ADAPTATION OF GEORGE SIMENON’S DETECTIVE NOVELS

MAIGRET: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Unseen for over 50 years, Network is proud to present all 52 episodes of the classic BBC television murder mystery series Maigret on Blu-ray for the first time ever, with an award- winning performance from Rupert Davies’ as the cunning sleuth Commissaire Jules Maigret.

To celebrate the release we are giving YOU the chance to win a copy on Blu-ray

A French counterpart to Agatha Christie’s detective characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, detective Jules Maigret was created by author Georges Simenon for a hugely popular series of crime novels, and adapted for British television in the 1960s. This definitive BBC adaptation of Georges Simenon's world famous novels stars Rupert Davies as the dogged French detective Maigret and though Simenon's books have been adapted many times for film and television, Davies' celebrated, BAFTA-winning portrayal was Simenon's favourite, with the writer stating, “at last, I have found the perfect Maigret!”.

Running to 52 episodes and a feature-length play, this complete 1960s series has been remastered in high definition from existing film elements. Maigret stars Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Helen Shingler, Neville Jason and Victor Lucas. Script Editors Donald Bull and Giles Cooper. Music composed by Ron Grainer. Produced by Andrew Osborn and Bill Luckwell.


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Maigret: The Complete Series is on Blu-ray and DVD 25 October

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brian s

Distinguished Member
As I understand it this is a telerecording from the 405 line transmission. At least that's what Network said on Facebook. So a film recording of the original 405 broadcasts. They didn't even mention upscaling. So saying it's high definition is very naughty. I gather this was partly a video recording in the studio and a filmed on location production. If they did have access to the the original filmed scenes then that might well make this a good buy. From their Facebook comments they did not use or have the filmed material.

Bri
 

MillyD

Novice Member
As I understand it this is a telerecording from the 405 line transmission. At least that's what Network said on Facebook. So a film recording of the original 405 broadcasts. They didn't even mention upscaling. So saying it's high definition is very naughty. I gather this was partly a video recording in the studio and a filmed on location production. If they did have access to the the original filmed scenes then that might well make this a good buy. From their Facebook comments they did not use or have the filmed material.

Bri
I have bought the limited edition, and because of the filmed material used in this 60's series, it isn't of blu ray standard. Watching the first episode, when characters are in motion it looked quite blurred or out of focus. When the characters were static the image quality looked quite good. So I think you have some valid concerns.
 

brian s

Distinguished Member
I have bought the limited edition, and because of the filmed material used in this 60's series, it isn't of blu ray standard. Watching the first episode, when characters are in motion it looked quite blurred or out of focus. When the characters were static the image quality looked quite good. So I think you have some valid concerns.
Thank you. I'd have been half interested in this had it used the original filmed material but a total telerecording from 405 line broadcasts and calling it HD is pretty shabby.

Bri
 

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