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Thursday, 19 July 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
A second series of crime drama/comedy Death In Paradise has started filming in the Caribbean - with singer-songwriter Jamelia signed up for a cameo in her first TV role.

Ben Miller (Primeval) again stars as Detective Inspector Richard Poole - the uptight English police officer uncomfortable in such exotic surroundings - and he is joined once more by Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf) as police officer Dwayne Myers, Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson, Sara Martins as Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey (pictured below with Miller), and Gary Carr as police officer Fidel Best.

Jamelia said:
I'm so excited. Not only am I in a great drama filming my first TV role but I'm doing it in the Caribbean too! I'm really looking forward to working with such a talented cast.
Other guest stars are Michael Brandon, Bryan Dick, Dexter Fletcher, Kelly Adams, Kenneth Cranham, Stephanie Beacham, Amanda Mealing, Tom Ward, Patrick Baladi, and Gemma Jones.

Guadeloupe once again doubles for the fictitious island of Saint Marie, and as with the first series there will be eight 60-minute episodes when the show returns to BBC One early next year.

Co-executive producer Belinda Campbell said:
We have a wonderful cast for Death In Paradise and our list of guest stars is equally exciting. Jamelia in particular was such a surprise find; she is not only a talented singer but actress too.

The stories for this series are full of humour and intrigue and hopefully the whole family will have fun trying to work out whodunit each week. We can't wait to bring a bit of Caribbean sunshine back to the cold and wet UK!
Fellow co-executive producer Polly Hill said:
Death In Paradise was a real hit with the BBC One audience, who enjoyed the weekly instalments of light-hearted murder-mystery in a beautiful Caribbean setting. The show is part of a wide range of drama programming across the BBC, which includes Ripper Street and Hunted.
The first series aired between 25th October and 13th December 2011, averaging 6 million viewers per episode.

The programme is a Red Planet Pictures production in association with Kudos Film and TV and BBC Worldwide, produced with the support of the region of Guadeloupe. Created by Robert Thorogood, it is produced by Tim Key and directed by Keith Boak, Alrick Riley, and David O'Neil.