Can you lick Lollipop mystery?

Published: 21 February 2021
Reporter: David Upton

The Lollipop Man

Unsolved Online Productions has launched a new initiative The Lollipop Man.

It’s an interactive investigation series with video suspect interviews, live clues and round up articles, that the audience solves.

Three suspect interviews have been released, 145 people have signed up to be jury members and £735 has been raised. But #WhoKilledTheLollipopMan?

Local lollipop man Martin Morris was found dead and the case was unsolved. Now it is reopened for the public to help solve.

Since March 2020, John O’Neill (creative director and founder of Up Ere Productions, writer, actor, producer) and Stacey Harcourt (Doctors, Emmerdale, Kayleigh’s Love Story) have been raising funds for the theatres and creatives of Greater Manchester.

With the third lockdown, they needed to do more and so created an interactive web series to keep people entertained. Between them, they created and produced this project with John taking control of the writing and creating the story and script.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, a new suspect interview (filmed by Nicky Jones, digital executive at The Lowry, Salford) is released on YouTube at 7:30PM with each video ranging from 5–15 minutes which gives viewers the chance to meet each suspect. New clues are released throughout the week with all interviews, clues, evidence and round up articles uploaded to the blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Once signed up, you receive your detective pack which holds all the information you need to join in.