Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive listings of crime drama, amateur sleuth, private investigator, mystery and suspense television series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available on or coming soon to DVD or Blu-ray disc, is profiling two series being released this week.
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Sporting his pipe that seems a nod to Sherlock Holmes, the pragmatic, reserved and refined Maigret (Bruno Cremer) investigates murders in his singular unhurried manner and inevitably discovers the truth. To crack his cases he peels back the veneer of seemingly idyllic villages and neighborhoods, exposing the criminals who lurk in all levels of society.
Against a backdrop of 1950s Paris and the surrounding French countryside, these original feature-length made-for-television movies based on a character created by Georges Simenon pay homage to one of the most brilliant detective minds of the twentieth century.
Maigret: Set One is available on DVD and consists of 6 episodes — "Maigret in Montmartre", "The Burglar's Wife", "The Flemish Shop", "The Judge", "The Headless Corpse", and "The Crossroads" — that originally aired on French television during 1991 and 1992. The episodes are in French with English subtitles.
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Andy Griffith stars as Atlanta defense attorney Ben Matlock in Matlock.
For six seasons, Matlock aired on NBC. In this, its seventh (of nine) season, it moves to ABC and finds Matlock reopening a 30-year-old murder case, representing a ghost, and learning to work with his daughter and new partner, Leanne (Brynn Thayer).
Also this season, his trusted colleague Conrad McMasters (Clarence Gilyard, Jr.) is joined by recent law school graduate Cliff Lewis (Daniel Roebuck).
Using his street-savvy tactics and down-home instincts, Matlock always knows how to captivate a jury … and generations of audiences.
Matlock: Season Seven is available on DVD and consists of episodes that originally aired during the spring of 1993.
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