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Sunday, 30 July 2017 10:36

Robert Thorogood, the writer and creator of BBC1’s ‘Death in Paradise’ was a very special guest speaker at the Rutland Biz Club on Friday July 28th. Robert is pictured (centre) with Biz Club President Geoffrey Pointon (on the right) and his father in law Les Breathwick (a club member) outside the club meeting venue, The Lake Isle Restaurant in Uppingham.

Robert went to Uppingham School before going on to Cambridge University, where he was President of the Cambridge Footlights. When he left, he spent many years working as an actor, writer and temporary secretary and in 2008 came up with the idea of a light hearted murder mystery show set in the Caribbean. He then spent the next few years hawking his ‘Untitled Copper in St. Lucia idea’ to production companies around London until he managed to sell it to the BBC.

Series 6 of ‘Death in Paradise’ went out earlier this year and was watched by an average of 8.5m people per episode, and the show is sold to 250+ territories worldwide. Robert is currently working on Series 7 (which will be broadcast in 2018). During his luncheon speech, Robert talked about the ways in which modern-day TV shows are funded and commissioned, and the future of the TV industry.

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