Death in Paradise brings its mind-boggling murder mysteries to London in a special two-part episode for the new series, starting up on BBC1 at 9pm on January 5th
It was a rare treat to be helping one of our favourite TV hits with locations in our part of the world.
The series is set in the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie and filmed on Guadeloupe – where Kris Marshall’s character of Humphrey Goodman is very much an Englishman struggling to acclimatise. So for once, in London, with his island colleagues in tow, the roles are reversed.
Filmed in July, Camden’s Bleeding Heart Bistro in Bleeding Heart Yard features, along with a home in Aquinas Street, Lambeth.
In Southwark, the Mayflower pub on Rotherhithe Street features, and we see the Forbidden Planet head office on Hopton Street turned into a police station.
Along the Shad Thames pedestrianised area, a suspect is tailed and his apartment staked out. And at Sea Containers on Bankside we see characters leaving the restaurant and running into undercover police on the riverbank.
FilmFixer manages the film office service for Camden, Southwark and Lambeth councils. FilmFixer director Karen Everett said, “Being in London we are used to a murder mystery or two – and it’s been a delight to know that even Death in Paradise couldn’t keep away forever.
“Given that we turn to the show for a splash of sunshine, I’m glad they shot during our summer – so these episodes won’t come as any kind of a chilly shock – aside from the murders themselves of course.”