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Lenora Crichlow: 'A month in Guadeloupe? It wasn't easy'

The Being Human star on giving up the ghost for a Caribbean cop show

On a brilliantly sunny day in west London, the Thames shimmering nearby and even the hovering gulls looking rueful not to be wearing shades, it feels somehow wasteful to be sitting inside, having a coffee in a dark nook at the Riverside Studios theatre with Lenora Crichlow.

But the star of BBC sci-fi show Being Human and appearing, this month, in the channel's new eight-part whodunnit Death in Paradise makes no complaint. She's used to shunning good weather to spend time in remote and windowless corners of this building, having started her career here, informally, aged 11, as a member of the in-house youth theatre company, YoungBlood.

"We used to use a space upstairs," says the 26-year-old, who grew up in north-west London and still lives nearby. "Every weekend, every holiday, in a room with no windows
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Stanley Park | Father & Son | Come Dine With Me: Footballers Special | Dappers | Watch this

Stanley Park | Father & Son | Come Dine With Me: Footballers Special | Dappers

Stanley Park

9pm, BBC3

This one-off comedy zooms in on the misadventures of three Croydon teenagers – Dirty Debbie, who's writing an erotic novel, Bent Ben, who loves Beyoncé, and Raggedy Ann, an "emo poet" who recites Lindsay Lohan disses on the swings. When it focuses on the kids, it feels a little Skins-lite, and the street talk is cringey – like, poking on Facebook, yeah? But there are smaller roles for Morwenna Banks and Sharon Horgan, who works the tragi-comedy angle well, and there's certainly some potential, if it gets picked up. Rn

Father & Son

9pm, ITV1

The problem with a life in crime, reckons Michael O'Connor, is that eventually you find yourself "crawling across broken glass to get back to who you are". Which, without giving too much away, explains why Father & Son's end game turns on
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BBC Three pilots to premiere online

BBC Three has revealed that three of its pilots will premiere online. Pulse, Dappers and Stanley Park will all be broadcast on the channel's official website a week before being aired on television. Viewers will also be able to add their comments about the shows on BBC Three's blog. Supernatural drama Pulse stars Claire Foy as a woman who returns to medical training after her mother's death but starts to notice strange events in her hospital. Meanwhile, Being Human's Lenora Crichlow joins Ty Glaser for Dappers, a comedy about two single (more)
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