Irma halts Death in Paradise
BBC drama series Death in Paradise has suspended filming in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean because of a red alert issued over the dangers posed by Hurricane Irma.
Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, has battered various islands and is thought to have brought dangerously high winds and rain to Guadeloupe, though it is understood it is not expected to be hit directly.
The producers Red Planet Pictures issued a statement saying: “The Death in Paradise production team are in constant contact with the authorities in Guadeloupe and as soon as the red alert was signalled, filming was suspended. The safety of the cast and crew remains paramount and when we are given the all- clear, filming will recommence.”
A production source added: “We have filmed in Guadeloupe since 2011 and are vigilant about the weather and the dangers.”