Six Part Drama Starring Sally Lindsay Premieres This Weekend
Media & Entertainment lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have advised Manchester-based television production company, Saffron Cherry Productions Limited, in relation to a new Channel 5 drama called The Madame Blanc Mysteries.
Commissioned for Channel 5 and Acorn TV, the six-part murder mystery is written by Sally Lindsay and Sue Vincent.
The series will premiere on Saturday 16 October at 9pm on Channel 5 and stream on Acorn TV in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain.
The Madame Blanc Mysteries follows Jean White (played by Sally Lindsay), a renowned and respected antiques dealer, running a successful business in leafy Cheshire with her husband, Rory.
The opening episode begins as Jean learns that Rory has suddenly died, leaving her nearly penniless. Jean relocates to their one remaining asset - a cottage in French antiques hub Saint Victoire - and begins investigating Rory's mysterious death.
The cast includes British sitcom legends Robin Asquith and Sue Holderness, along with Alex Gaumond and comedian and star of Phoenix Nights, Steve Edge.
Irwin Mitchell provided specialist commercial legal advice to Saffron Cherry Productions in relation to this co-production with Clapperboard Studios Limited.
Laura Harper, partner at Irwin Mitchell and national media and entertainment sector lead said:
Expert Opinion “This is a super series and a great project for our team to be involved with. We are very proud to work with Caroline Roberts-Cherry and all at Saffron Cherry Productions to support the co-production with Clapperboard.” Laura Harper - Partner
Last year the team at Irwin Mitchell were engaged as production lawyers by Saffron Cherry on the highly acclaimed TV children’s programme, The World According to Grandpa which was commissioned by Channel 5 Milkshake! and S4C and supported by the BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund.
Saffron Cherry specialises in producing award-winning television, cinematic film and digital short-form content, across scripted and non-scripted genres. It has a proven track record in developing shows which create strong roles for women and other under-represented groups, in a variety of genres including factual, drama, kids, and animation.