Here’s how Death in Paradise brings Harry the Lizard to life

Find out how DI Harry Goodman's green, scaly companion is made in this exclusive video

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If you were hoping DI Humphrey Goodman’s green, scaly friend was a tame Caribbean lizard, brace yourself for bitter disappointment. 

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Those chaps over at Death in Paradise might be clever – they create brilliant, blood-soaked brain teasers week after week – but they haven’t managed to train a lizard to act.

Harry, the reptile both Humphrey and his predecessor DI Richard Poole had for company in their beach-side shack, is, as Kris Marshall puts it, “a fictitious affectation of the wonders of CGI.” 

That’s right. He’s not real. He’s a blank space, a tiny air pump and a shiny silver ball… 

Find out how he comes to life in this exclusive video: 

If you were hoping DI Humphrey Goodman’s green, scaly friend was a tame Caribbean lizard, brace yourself for bitter disappointment. 

Those chaps over at Death in Paradise might be clever – they create brilliant, blood-soaked brain teasers week after week – but they haven’t managed to train a lizard to act.

Harry, the reptile both Humphrey and his predecessor DI Richard Poole had for company in their beach-side shack, is, as Kris Marshall puts it, “a fictitious affectation of the wonders of CGI”. 

That’s right. He’s not real. He’s a blank space, a tiny air pump and a shiny silver ball… 

Find out how he comes to life in this exclusive video: 

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Death in Paradise continues on Thursdays at 9:00pm on BBC1