Danielle Lux

CPL to produce Ann Summers drama

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A new drama series focusing on the domestic lives of four Ann Summers party planners has been commissioned by ITV.

In what promises to be a “fresh, frank and funny” series, Brief Encounters follows four unlikely entrepreneurs whose lives are revolutionised by selling exotic lingerie.

Set in the early 1980s, Brief Encounters is inspired by the early chapters of Good Vibrations, the memoir of Ann Summers’ CEO Jacqueline Gold.

It is the first drama to be made for ITV by award-winning indie CPL Productions.

Profile: Danielle Lux, MD of CPL

It goes without saying that you need to be bold to work in television, but CPL Managing Director Danielle Lux took that advice to the extreme when she carried out a management buyout of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Producers Celador, all while pregnant with her daughter Talia.

Lux studied French and Italian at Oxford before embarking on her television career, where her first job was as a reporter on BBC youth shows. She was promoted to producer just a year later by then-boos Janet Street-Porter.