Maigret

Season 2 Episode 13

Murder on Monday

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Aired Monday 8:40 PM Jan 15, 1962 on BBC
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Murder on Monday
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A man is found stabbed to death in an alley. His wife was unaware that he had been made redundant three years earlier, and spent his days sitting on a bench.

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  • "As everone at the Quai des Orfevres knows," says Simenon, "murder is rarely committed on a Monday." But this one was - and the victim is "the man on the bench", whom everyone knew and liked, except that no-one really knew him at all...moreless

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    The stabbing of a seemingly innocuous suburbanite reveals unsuspected mysteries whose solution illustrates shatteringly how hard a man's life can be, and what he can be driven to. Poor murdered Monsieur Louis, made redundant by heartless employers after more than 25 years, could not bear to tell his harridan wife and brattish daughter. All he did all day was to sit on benches and stare at life going past - so how did he acquire such large sums of money and what was his connection with the sinister acrobat? A famous Maigret case makes for a satisfying hour, with a guest appearance by a famous future TV cop, Stratford Johns of "Z Cars" and "Softly, Softly".moreless

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