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Death in Paradise
E5 of 8
Series 1 - Episode 5
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Hapless, increasingly sweaty detective Richard Poole (Ben Miller) gets into yet another scrape as this sunny, sweetly undemanding mystery series continues. He’s detailed to escort a prisoner back to Saint Marie on the local ferry. But — and this is of course a matter of great embarrassment — the felon, one Leon Hamilton, is stabbed in the back. While handcuffed to Richard.
It leaves him in a tight spot as he demands that his team of officers looks into Hamilton’s background. It turns out he was a bit of a wrong ’un. His widow is a bit off, too, and
there’s a strange murder-mystery enthusiast on the island, who is oddly keen to put herself in the frame.
The simple task of transporting a prisoner to Saint Marie on the ferry goes disastrously wrong when the man is stabbed to death - which proves especially embarrassing for Richard as he was handcuffed to the victim at the time. A convicted fraudster, the man had many enemies who had good reason to want him dead - but a hunch suggests his widow holds the key. Ben Miller stars, with guest appearances by Colin Salmon, Sarah Smart and Sophie Winkleman.
Cast & Crew
DI Richard Poole
Comm Selwyn Patterson
Full Episode Guide
Meet the cast of Death in Paradise series six
Everything you need to know about the sixth season stars of the exotic murder mystery
Kris Marshall says goodbye to Death in Paradise – and explains why he had to leave
When will Death in Paradise be back for series 7?
Who's the newbie?
Meet Ardal O'Hanlon, the new star of Death in Paradise
Kris Marshall's final Death in Paradise scene is very Love Actually
Death in Paradise fans heartbroken to say goodbye to Kris Marshall
A few new quirks and no jacket, yet Death in Paradise slips seamlessly from Kris Marshall to Ardal O'Hanlon
Ardal O'Hanlon is here to stay! DI Jack Mooney and daughter Siobhan commit to Death in Paradise
Death in Paradise didn't give DI Richard Poole a fair send-off
How Amanda Redman overcame grief and found solace on the set of The Good Karma Hospital
Why good drama doesn’t need bad language
When is Death In Paradise series six on TV?