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Death in Paradise
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Series 2 - Episode 4
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It was only a matter of time before the suggestion of pirates and a treasure map disturbed the breezy calm of the sweltering Caribbean island of Saint-Marie. Buttoned-up and besuited British detective Richard Poole (Ben Miller, channelling Cary Grant so beautifully) of course thinks it’s fanciful nonsense, but there’s a group of treasure-hunters on the island, and one of them ends up dead. Perhaps it’s a pirate’s curse?
Hustle’s Kelly Adams is one of the adventurers, whose important work isn’t in the least bit hindered by the fact she has to wear a bikini at all times, while Jonathan Cake is their worried-looking leader. This is not a happy band of buccaneers. It’s another daft adventure, but no one looks to
Death in Paradise
for gritty social realism; they look to it for a jolly join-the-dots mystery and a sunny slice of balmy escapism. It succeeds on all levels.
Treasure hunters arrive on the island to track down the loot of a legendary pirate, a search that comes to an abrupt halt when the party's geologist is shot dead in leader Daniel Morgan's tent. As the murder weapon was a 300-year-old pistol, DI Poole decides every member of the team is a suspect - but the investigation takes a strange turn when Daniel falls victim to a series of unfortunate and coincidental accidents. Has a mythical pirate's curse become a reality or is someone from the 21st century simply trying to bump him off? Ben Miller and Sara Martins star, with Michael Brandon (Dempsey and Makepeace) and Kelly Adams (Hustle).
Cast & Crew
DI Richard Poole
DS Camille Bordey
Officer Dwayne Myers
Officer Fidel Best
Comm Selwyn Patterson
Dr Ian Parks
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