I love a slice of cosy crime TV, and The Madame Blanc Mysteries fits the bill perfectly with its stunning scenery and escapist charm starring TV favourite Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street, Still Open All Hours, Scott & Bailey) co-writes and takes the lead role alongside Sue Vincent (Mrs Brown’s Boys, Mount Pleasant) in this much-loved, warm-hearted series.
This televisual delight saw in excess of 2.5 million viewers for its previous series and now returns to brighten up the cold winter months. The Madame Blanc Mysteries Series 3 – co-produced by Acorn Media Enterprises – is set to arrive on DVD and digital alongside The Madame Blanc Mysteries Series 1 – 3 DVD Box Set on February 26 2024 courtesy of Acorn Media International.
Kicking off with a festive special – in which a murder mystery party becomes all too real, when an actual murder victim is discovered – we once again join antique dealer turned amateur sleuth Jean White (Lindsay). We follow the amiable amateur detective and her friends as they investigate more concerning crimes, set against the stunning vistas of Sainte Victoire in this third helping of Gallic goodness. Jean finds herself entangled in perplexing murder cases, relying on her sharp wit and keen observation to crack them. Cases range from historical duels to fashion shows and include the suspicious death of a marine biologist, a man found impaled hiding a rare diamond-encrusted cufflink, the shooting of a woman at a bus stop and much, much more. Jean is joined by her trusty sidekick Dom (Steve Edge – Phoenix Nights), the local Chief of Police (Alex Gaumond –Derry Girls), plus loveable locals like wealthy ex-pats Judith (Sue Holderness – Only Fools and Horses) and Jeremy Lloyd James (Robin Askwith – Confessions), Gloria (Vincent), Uncle Patrick (Tony Robinson, Blackadder, Time Team) and more.
Series 3 also welcomes a roster of impressive guest stars, including Vikki Pepperdine (Getting On), George Layton (Doctor in Charge), Julie Graham (Queens Of Mystery), Lisa Faulkner (EastEnders), Karen Bryson (Silent Witness) and stand-up comedian and television presenter Stephen Bailey. We first meet Jean as she travels to Saint Victoire after her husband’s mysterious car crash. With the circumstances surrounding the accident seemingly more suspicious than they first appeared and with a series of antiques-related mysteries happening around the village, it’s not long before she gets caught up in Sherlockian shenanigans.
A captivating blend of suspense, charismatic characters, compelling storylines and unexpected twists, The Madame Blanc Mysteries continues to be a treasure trove of delightful mysteries infused with heart and humour.