Death In Paradise is finally back with its tenth series – but just where is the fictional island of Saint-Marie filmed?
As the show title states, it’s pure paradise (just ignore all of the grisly murders, yeah?).
So if you want to visit the set, you’ll have to pack your bags and head to the airport, as it’s filmed in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.
Disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic prompted filming for the tenth season to be postponed in 2020 before the cast were safely able to return.
It’s not the first time filming has been postponed for the hit show.
In fact, filming for the BBC drama was called to a halt mid-way through series seven when there was a red alert before Hurricane Irma crossed the island.
The French local authorities on Guadeloupe warned people at the time to ‘stay confined. Don’t go out under any circumstances’ after they posted a video showing Hurricane Maria’s winds of over 209 km/h battering the island paradise.
Death In Paradise recommenced filming once it was deemed safe to do so after Guadeloupe avoided Hurricane Irma’s path.
However, they only began filming for a few days when the red alert for Hurricane Maria was announced.
Ardal O’Hanlon spoke to Radio Times about the inclement weather, saying ‘We were lucky that the worst of the storms missed us.
‘We had Irma, a nasty one called Jose and then Maria, which was the real monster. It wiped out nearby Dominica, which was really sad. But the team is prepared for it: there are people tracking the hurricanes very closely.’
When is series 10 of Death in Paradise on?
Death In Paradise returns tonight (Thursday, January 7) on BBC One at 9pm.
The latest series will be made up of eight one-hour episodes taking the 9pm slot on BBC One every Thursday.
Season 10 will see the return of DI Neville Parker and DS Camille Bordey and DS Florence Cassell while Ben Miller is back for a cameo.
This series sees DI Neville Parker (played by Ralf Little) leading the way in his first full-time series of the BBC One show.
Actor Little joined midway through season nine after the departure of DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon).
Death In Paradise returns to BBC One at 9pm tonight
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