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Series 7 - Episode 1
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Death in Paradise
rolls back onto our screens like a wave on a golden beach. Not a big, dramatic wave, obviously, but a pleasant ripple of the kind you paddle in.
We’re back on murderous Saint Marie with DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon). In a world where TV detectives are, by default, tortured mavericks, Jack remains blandly likeable and uncomplicated. This week he wrestles manfully with the pain of his daughter going off to university.
Meanwhile, he and the team investigate the just-intriguing-enough case of a billionaire’s fiancée and her fall from a hotel balcony. Did she jump or was she pushed, and if the latter, which of his unprepossessing family might have done it? As Jack remarks, “If you want to know what God thinks of money, look at who he gives it to.”
New series. After being introduced at the end of the last series, Ardal O'Hanlon returns for his first full series as Detective Inspector Jack Mooney, working on the Caribbean island of Saint Marie, where the sun shines all day and it seems half the residents are killers-in-waiting. The DI and his team are tested when a hotel billionaire's fiancée falls from a balcony the day before her lavish wedding. Everything points to suicide - except for the fact that the victim only painted one fingernail. Danny John-Jules and Josephine Jobert co-star, with guest appearances from Denis Lawson, Elizabeth Berrington and Jemima Rooper.
Cast & Crew
DI Jack Mooney
Officer Dwayne Myers
DS Florence Cassell
Officer JP Hooper
Comm Selwyn Patterson
Full Episode Guide
How, when and why is Danny John-Jules leaving Death in Paradise?
Officer Dwayne Myers is stepping down from the Saint Marie police force
Officer Dwayne Myers is leaving Death in Paradise
Who are the guest stars in Death in Paradise series 7? Meet the actors and their characters
Where has Siobhan gone? Here's why Ardal O'Hanlon's on-screen daughter has disappeared from Death in Paradise
New Death in Paradise detective Ardal O'Hanlon: "I don't want to let the viewers down"
Meet the cast of Death in Paradise series 7
Kris Marshall says goodbye to Death in Paradise – and explains why he had to leave
Meet the new star of Death in Paradise Ardal O'Hanlon: "With me, they're going for something a little bit quirky"
What time is Death in Paradise series 7 on TV?
How Death in Paradise conquered the world
Death in Paradise island Saint Marie is statistically the most murderous place in the world
Death in Paradise reveals full list of series seven guest stars – with actors from Car Share, Poldark, Game of Thrones and Doctor Who