A case of choc and awe

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tive. Will his in­ves­ti­ga­tion be com­pro­mised by his at­trac­tion to the in­trigu­ing Ju­liana?

‘‘ Ben­nett is detox­ing, an un­usual premise,’’ Wen­ham says, and as it’s pos­si­ble Ju­liana may be in­volved, he finds her more fas­ci­nat­ing.

‘‘ My mother loved mur­der mys­ter­ies and I’d watch pieces like this with her as a kid, try­ing to guess the guilty party,’’ Wen­ham adds.

Bri­tish ac­tor Lom­bard was so de­ter­mined to bring au­then­tic­ity to her role she set out to learn choco­late-mak­ing.

‘‘ There is a whim­si­cal, in­trigu­ing qual­ity to peo­ple who make choco­late their world, their life,’’ she says.

‘‘ This feels very dif­fer­ent to past crime dra­mas I’ve seen or been a part of. Its pace al­lows the char­ac­ters to de­velop and it’s nice not to play the de­tec­tive (which) I’ve been do­ing for a few years.’’ Drip­ping In Choco­late, UKTV, Satur­day, 8.30pm

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