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FAN-FAVORITE ESCAPIST CRIME DRAMA, THE MADAME BLANC MYSTERIES, RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

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NEW YORK – January 24, 2024 – Acorn TV’s captivating crime drama The Madame Blanc Mysteries, created by and starring Sally Lindsay (Cold Call, Mount Pleasant), returns with a two-episode premiere on Monday, February 19, with additional episodes dropping weekly. The Christmas Special, the first episode of Season 3, premiered on Christmas Day and is available to stream on Acorn TV.

The Madame Blanc Mysteries follows renowned and respected antiques dealer, Jean White (Lindsay). Her expertise in the world of antiquities proves to be the key to solving a series of murders and mysteries against the backdrop of the beautiful French village of Sainte Victoire. This season sees Jean solving new mysteries, ranging from a deep-sea diving mishap to a historical duel, alongside her friend – and flirting partner – Dom (Steve Edge, Starlings, Murder They Hope, Maxine).

The all-new season also sees the return of Gloria Beaushaw (Sue Vincent, Mount Pleasant, Shameless), eccentric married couple and manor owners Judith Lloyd James (Sue Holderness, Only Fools and Horses, Still Open All Hours) and Jeremy Lloyd James (Robin Askwith, Strike, Benidorm), Chief of Police André Caron (Alex Gaumond, Derry Girls, My Dinner With Hervé, Death In Paradise) and Dom’s light-fingered Uncle Patrick (Tony Robinson, Blackadder, Time Team).

The Madame Blanc Mysteries, an Acorn TV Original Series, is created by Sally Lindsay with Sue Vincent serving as series co-writer. Dermot Boyd serves as director. Clapperboard and Saffron Cherry Productions co-produce alongside Acorn Media Enterprises, who also serves as international distributor, holding exclusive rights worldwide except for the UK and Northern Ireland. The series was ordered for Channel 5 by Paul Testar, Commissioning Editor, Drama, Channel 5 and Paramount+. The series is produced by Jake Rollins, while Mike Benson and Andy Morgan serves as Executive Producers for Clapperboard alongside Sally Lindsay and Caroline Roberts-Cherry for Saffron Cherry.

EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS

Episode 302 – “Ocean” – Premieres Monday, February 19 on Acorn TV

When a member of a marine exploration group suffers a cardiac arrest while searching the seabed, Caron enlists Jean’s help to investigate whether the team of scientists were really combing for minerals – or looking for buried treasure.

Episode 303 – “Duel” – Premieres Monday, February 19 on Acorn TV

After Gloria discovers the body of an unknown man with a fencing foil protruding from his chest, Jean delves into a tale of honor and the last ever duel to take place in Sainte Victoire.

Episode 304 – “Jackal” – Premieres Monday, February 26 on Acorn TV

When a woman is shot dead while holding a bag with a rare book inside, questions arise about the book’s origins and the possibility that it could lead to the killer.

Episode 305 – “Fashion” – Premieres Monday, March 4 on Acorn TV

Violet Oliver is the hottest designer of the moment, but when she falls from a balcony at her fashion show and survives, Jean wonders whether it was an accident or foul play.

Episode 306 – “Kidnap” – Premieres Monday, March 11 on Acorn TV

Jeremy throws Judith a surprise birthday party, but the festivities come to an abrupt end after one of the guests is kidnapped. Jean and Dom race to find the missing woman before it’s too late.

Episode 307 – “Windows” – Premieres Monday, March 18 on Acorn TV

To collect on a 30-year-old gambling debt, a gangster named Sonny threatens to pay Uncle Patrick a visit in Saint Victoire. To save Patrick, Jean must solve a riddle and unlock a rare treasure.

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AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in premium British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive programming every week to a deep library of revered mysteries, dramas, and comedies – all commercial-free. Acorn TV’s recent slate is comprised of critically acclaimed commissioned and original series including popular New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder (Lucy Lawless), acclaimed Irish crime thriller Bloodlands (James Nesbitt, co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio), British crime drama Whitstable Pearl (Kerry Godliman), Emmy®-nominated Queens of Mystery, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines and British detective drama Dalgliesh (Bertie Carvel), to name a few. Current and upcoming Acorn TV Original Series include UK detective drama Harry Wild (Jane Seymour), tasty murder mystery Mrs. Sidhu Investigates (Meera Syal), Signora Volpe (Emilia Fox), The Chelsea Detective (Adrian Scarborough) and many more. The above add to a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas including Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen), Jack Irish (Guy Pearce), Doc Martin (Martin Clunes), Deadwater Fell (David Tennant, Cush Jumbo), all 23 seasons of fan-favorite Midsomer Murders and highly-rated drama The Nest, among others.

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