Narrated by Earache’s Maxine Peake, viewers are for the first time, given an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most exclusive holiday destinations in the world – Necker Island. This film is an intimate portrait of how the rich, powerful and famous holiday, and what it’s like for the staff who serve them.

It’s an upstairs-downstairs world where nearly 100 staff cater to just 30 guests, where some have paid over a staggering £40,000 a night to experience the perfect island paradise. Over the years, the island has welcomed everyone from Princess Diana and Nelson Mandela to Kate Moss.

Meeting the needs of these VIPs are the staff of British, European and local islanders. It may seem that they’ve landed the dream job working in paradise, however the realities of living in the middle of the Caribbean Sea bring a whole host of major challenges…

“Billionaire’s Paradise” is on Tuesday 6th January, 9pm on BBC2.

Also catch Maxine’s brilliant performance in Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything” – at cinemas now!