Last week Martyn was in Moscow for several days of meetings in relation to the company’s ‘Royal Blood’ TV drama.

Russian co-producers Sputnik Vostok hosted the meeting at their studios. Present in the writers’ room along with Martyn were writer Anastasia Palchikova, Maria Baulcombe, Alexander Kessel and Inna Orkina Sekste.

The meetings marked excellent progress in the development of this historical drama series and also produced the new title for the show ‘Royal Blood’ replacing ‘Six Days of Summer’.

It was easy to forget about any association with ‘summer’ in the thick of a Russian winter.