The Madame Blanc Mysteries
Channel 5, 9pm Ex-Coronation Street star Sally Lindsay (centre right) was one of the creators of Scott &Bailey, which was a huge hit for I TV. She’ ll be hoping her latest brain child, in which she takes the lead role, is just as successful. Lindsay plays Jean White, a Cheshirebased antiques dealer whose life is turned upside down by the sudden death of her husband Rory. The grief-stricken widow then discovers that all her savings have vanished and the business is mortgaged up to the hi lt–her only asset being a picturesque cottage in the South of France. When she learns that an expensive ring is missing from Rory’ s effects, Jean smells a rat and decides to investigate her other half’ s mysterious demi se–a move that could land her in all sorts of trouble. Robin Ask with, Sue Holder ness and Steve Edge are among the rather eclectic supporting cast.