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Death in Paradise 

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An Irish detective inspector in the UK Police is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.

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Series cast summary:
Danny John-Jules ...  Officer Dwayne Myers 56 episodes, 2011-2018
Elizabeth Bourgine ...  Catherine Bordey 52 episodes, 2011-2020
Don Warrington ...  Commissioner Selwyn Patterson 43 episodes, 2011-2020
Tobi Bakare ...  Officer J.P. Hooper / ... 40 episodes, 2015-2020
Joséphine Jobert ...  DS Florence Cassell / ... 38 episodes, 2015-2019
Kris Marshall ...  DI Humphrey Goodman 30 episodes, 2014-2017
Sara Martins ...  DS Camille Bordey 28 episodes, 2011-2015
Gary Carr ...  Officer Fidel Best / ... 24 episodes, 2011-2014
Ardal O'Hanlon ...  DI Jack Mooney 24 episodes, 2017-2020
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Scotland Yard DI Richard Poole is sent to the Caribbean island of Sainte Marie to solve a fellow policeman's murder. Having done so, he finds himself seconded to the local police force as the dead man's replacement. Poole proves to be a brilliant detective, solving several complex murders. He's not quite suited to either the pace of life on the island or the heat and sand, neither of which he likes very much. He also doesn't like seafood. That aside, the place is just great. Written by garykmcd

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Season 1: Sun, sea and suspense: If you like a classic whodunit, and tropical settings... See more »


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Official Sites:

Alibi [United Kingdom] | BBC [UK]

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UK | France | USA

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English | French

Release Date:

2011 (UK) See more »

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Death in Paradise See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Marple (2004)'s Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (2013) with Julia McKenzie is also filmed in the town of St Honere. See more »

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An exceptional programme, Needs a second series!!!!
27 December 2011 | by rac-129-182750See all my reviews

Death in Paradise is very easy to watch, even if you despise the old fashioned workings of the likes of Miss Marple and Poiroit you can grow to love this murder mystery.

Set in more sunnier climbs than your usual crime drama, the quirky Caribbean police force combined with some brilliant acting from Ben Miller (The hapless, yet genius detective)this has all the recipe for a fun loving watch that isn't as dark and dreary as other such shows allowing for the thrill of the chase as the team track down the evidence in their ramshackle police hut and jungle 4x4 (not as classy as your usual detective company car)

All in all a brilliant series that is brimming with rich and colourful characters and story lines that captivate the imagination as this somewhat old genre is taken to new territory. Whether you watch one episode in a bit of spare time or you decide to emerse yourself with all 8 episodes, Death in Paradise does not disappoint and hopefully will return for a second series with even more Carribbean Crime!


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