Ben Miller will return for a second series of detective drama Death in Paradise on Tuesday 8 January at 9.00pm on BBC1.
Quintessentially English detective Richard Poole will be back with his investigative team to solve more murder mysteries on the idyllic Caribbean island of Sainte-Marie, this time with guest support from the likes of Stephanie Beacham, Michael Brandon, Tom Ward, Bryan Dick and – in her first role for TV – pop star Jamelia.
The first of eight episodes will see Poole probing the death of the owner of a former sugar plantation, who is discovered with a machete in his back.
Belinda Campbell, executive producer for Red Planet Pictures said of the new series: “We have a wonderful cast for Death in Paradise and our list of guest stars is equally exciting. Jamelia, in particular, was such a surprise find; she is not only a talented singer but actress too. The stories are full of humour and intrigue and hopefully the whole family will have fun trying to work out whodunnit each week. We can’t wait to bring a bit of Caribbean sunshine back to the cold and wet UK!”
Series one of Death in Paradise, which was broadcast in late 2011, regularly attracted an audience in excess of six million. This second run of episodes was commissioned back in January 2012.