• Short Summary

    A DETECTIVE FICTION HERO, INSPECTOR MAIGRET, WAS HONOURED YESTERDAY WHEN HIS CREATOR GEORGES SIMENON, UNVEILED A STATUE OF HIM IN THE DUTCH SEASIDE TOWN OF DELFZIJL.

  • Description

    A DETECTIVE FICTION HERO, INSPECTOR MAIGRET, WAS HONOURED YESTERDAY WHEN HIS CREATOR GEORGES SIMENON, UNVEILED A STATUE OF HIM IN THE DUTCH SEASIDE TOWN OF DELFZIJL.

    IT WAS IN DELFZIJL THAT MR. SIMENON, WHO IS FRENCH, WROTE THE FIRST OF HIS NOW FAMOUS MAIGRET STORIES. THE TITLE OF THE STORY WAS "CRIME IN HOLLAND", AND IT WAS WRITTEN IN 1929 WHILE MR. SIMENON'S YACHT WAS UNDERGOING REPAIRS IN THE PORT OF DELFZIJL.

    AT THE CEREMONY WERE FOUR ACTORS WHO HAVE PLAYED MAIGRET IN DRAMATISED VERSIONS OF THE STORIES - BRITAIN'S RUPERT DAVIES, ITALY'S SINO SERVI, GERMANY'S HEINZ RUCHMANN, AND THE DUTCH MAIGRET, MR. TEURLING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9D32CU790Q7CM0XIQUQ4IS17Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA9D32CU790Q7CM0XIQUQ4IS17Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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