April 19, 2012 – Two December Media produced TV drama series have started principal photography this week: 10 part crime series The Doctor Blake Mysteries which will screen on ABC1 in 2013 as well as the five part drama Mrs Biggs, a co-production with ITV Studios, which has already finished filming in the UK and has now moved to Australia for five weeks of production.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries is set in the Victorian country town of Ballarat in 1959, with Craig McLachlan in the lead role of Dr Lucien Blake, who is not only the local GP, but is also the town’s police surgeon, often finding himself investigating deaths – both natural and unnatural.

Articles about the crime series and the first days of shooting can be found on TV Tonight, The Courier, and Geelong Advertiser.

Mrs Biggs is based on the life of Charmian Biggs, ex-wife of the Great Train Robbery mastermind, ‘Ronnie’ Biggs. The series will chronicle Charmian’s life from the moment she first met and fell in love with Ronnie, to their years in Australia and the heartbreak of his rejection after he fled to Rio de Janeiro.

More information about Mrs Biggs can be found on TV Tonight and ITV. Snaps from the UK set have been published by The Sun and The Daily Mail.