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Death in Paradise
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Series 2 - Episode 1
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Ben Miller’s amiable, emotionally repressed Graham Greene-meets-Mr Bean English detective, Richard Poole, returns to the Caribbean island of Saint-Marie for a new series of cheery whodunnits. Nobody should expect The Wire from
Death in Paradise
; it is what it is – a sunny, frothy slice of escapism that should be welcomed in a TV detective world that’s gone noir.
As the episode opens, a plantation owner is found dead, with a huge knife sticking out of his back, just before
he was due to make a big announcement to his feuding family. The story follows a classic Agatha Christie pattern, with lots of suspects all of whom are gathered together at the end as Poole – who, bizarrely, is still wearing a suit and tie and clutching a briefcase – reveals the culprit.
Crime drama about a British detective working on a Caribbean island. When the owner of a sugar plantation is discovered dead with a machete in his back, DI Poole and his team have a seemingly impossible case to solve. There are numerous suspects, including the victim's alcoholic ex-wife and much younger widow, but they all have seemingly cast-iron alibis - and many were with one another when the murder took place. Crime drama, starring Ben Miller, with guest appearances by Stephanie Beacham (Dynasty, Tenko), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) and Tom Ward (Silent Witness).
Cast & Crew
DI Richard Poole
DS Camille Bordey
Officer Dwayne Myers
Officer Fidel Best
Full Episode Guide
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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?
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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?