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Maigret And The Burglar's Wife by Georges Simenon
Dramatized by Alison Joseph
Directed by Patrick Rayner
Translated by Alice Hart
Music by Lucinda Mason Brown
Performed by the Viper's Dream Quartet
BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Play - 19.04.2004

Episode 1 of a 4th series of Maigret dramatizations


A new series is sparked off when a thief's wife comes back from the detective's past.
Chief Inspector Maigret last met Ernestine when he was a young policeman, and she refused to put her clothes on so he could arrest her.
But now he must choose to believe her story about a murdered woman discovered by her burglar husband, or believe the respectable dentist who denies there ever was a burglary.


  • Maigret....Nicholas Le Prevost
  • Simenon....Julian Barnes
  • Mme Maigret....Julie Legrand
  • Ernestine....Rachel Atkins
  • Mme Serre....Jill Johnson
  • Guillaume Serre....Philip Franks
  • Janvier....Tom George
  • Ironmonger's Lad....Scott Brooksbank
  • Mme Oosting....Jennie Stoller
  • Moers....Philip Fox

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