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Death In Paradise - introduction

Ben Miller plays DI Richard Poole © Red Planet: photographer Amelia Troubridge

Ben Miller and film star Sara Martins star in ambitious eight-part drama series Death In Paradise from new television writer Robert Thorogood, produced by Red Planet Pictures and Atlantique Productions in association with BBC Worldwide and Kudos Film and Television for BBC One and France Télévisions with support from the region of Guadeloupe.

Death In Paradise is a fish-out-of-water story about a quintessential English cop posted to the Caribbean island of Saint-Marie. To anyone else it would be paradise, but for Detective Inspector Richard Poole (Miller) it's hell!

Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to their style of policing. But he is a brilliant detective whose first case on the island is investigating the murder of a British cop.

Working with the exotic local Camille (Martins), each week Richard goes about solving an intricate and intriguing murder.

The drama was filmed on location in Guadeloupe this year.

Commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, executive producers are Tony Jordan for Red Planet Pictures and Polly Hill at the BBC.

Death In Paradise is a Red Planet Pictures/Atlantique Productions in association with BBC Worldwide and Kudos Film and TV for BBC and France Télévisions.

Death In Paradise is Robert Thorogood's first television screen credit; he was discovered through Red Planet Pictures' annual writing competition The Red Planet Prize and selected as one of the finalists who was then mentored by Executive Producer Tony Jordan and Simon Winstone (Head of Development).


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