Posted by: lisaparavisini | April 4, 2011

Death in Paradise: new Caribbean-set BBC drama

Funnyman Ben Miller has landed a role as a detective in a new BBC TV drama set on a Caribbean island. The star – best known for his work with comedy partner Alexander Armstrong – will head the cast in an eight-part series Death In Paradise.

The program also marks a pioneering partnership with French broadcaster France Televisions, the first time the BBC has developed a drama with the state-owned company.

Miller – who also appeared in ITV1’s Primeval – will star alongside French actress Sara Martins, whose roles have included the film Tell No One.

The BBC One series follows a British Detective Inspector Richard Poole (Miller) who is posted to the Caribbean island of Sainte Marie – despite his hatred of sun, sea and sand.

His investigation of the murder of another policeman leads him to work with local Camille (Martins).

Miller said: “Death in Paradise is my dream job – a fascinating character, great scripts, superb cast and shooting in the Caribbean with French catering.”

Executive producer Tony Jordan said: “Filmed in the Caribbean and starring Ben Miller alongside sexy French siren Sara Martins, I think our winters are about to get a little hotter.”

The collaboration between the British and French broadcasters is taking place at all stages – including scriptwriting, casting and production.

Filming – which begins in Guadeloupe this month – will be done in English and it will be dubbed for the French audience.

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  2. Love it! Brilliant cast! Brilliant acting! Love Ben Miller

  3. loved every episode of this series hope they make another one

  4. loved it!!

  5. loved it!!!

  6. Rubbish. Cheesy. Cheesy. Dross. Ben Miller got it right! Best thing about it was the french catering.

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  9. Really enjoy the show – quite fun with a great Caribbean twist. More episodes please – eight is not enough!!!!

  10. Loved the first series and loving the new series, especially when it adds some sunshine to the snow that surrounds us.

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