Thursday, 9 December 2010


[10.06 - French Time] Broadcast reports that Tony Jordan (Hustle, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) is to exec produce a £9m police drama set in the Caribbean, which will be co-produced for BBC One and French pubcaster group France Télévisions.

Death In Paradise, a 8 X 60-minute drama, is centered around English police detective inspector Richard Gill, who has a strong dislike of travel, as he is posted to the West Indies island of Sainte Marie. It is produced by Tony Jordan's Red Planet Pictures and French company Atlantique Productions in association with BBC Worldwide (which brokered the funding) and Kudos Film and Television.

Casting of this UK/France co-production is currently underway. Death In Paradise is due to start filming in Guadeloupe in April.
[13.15 - French Time] Joint press release from the BBC and BBC Worldwide:

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