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Death in Paradise

  • 2013
  • Season 2
  • 8 episodes
  • Crime/detective
  • Drama

Summary

The second series follows DI Poole as he investigates the deaths of a sugar plantation owner, a nun found dead in a smoke-filled bedroom, and a woman discovered in a pool.

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Episode 2: An Unholy Death

Summary

A young nun is found dead in a smoke-filled bedroom in what seems like a terrible accident caused by a lit cigarette. But when Richard deduces it must have been murder, there are no shortage of suspects, including other nuns, a priest and the mother superior - as well as an unscrupulous PR man promoting a holy spring in the convent grounds. The question is, with the room locked from the inside, how could anyone have committed the crime in the first place? Kenneth Cranham, Patrick Baladi and Caroline Langrishe guest star

Review

The island of Saint-Marie is turning into the Caribbean equivalent of Midsomer due to the remarkably high rate of suspicious deaths. More bodies pile up this week when stuffed-shirt detective Richard Poole (Ben Miller) is summoned to a convent, where a teenage nun lies dead in bed, apparently killed in an accidental fire.

It turns out Richard has issues with nuns, dating back to school when he was terrorised by one of the sisters: “Imagine Geoff Capes in a wimple,” he says to his sidekick Camille. There is an inevitable gag about The Sound of Music before the story – little more than a jolly puzzle involving holy water and a phantom nun – goes crackers.

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Details

Released on
2013-01-15
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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DI Richard PooleBen Miller
DS Camille BordeySara Martins
Officer Dwayne MyersDanny John-Jules
Officer Fidel BestGary Carr
Daryl DexterPatrick Baladi
Father JohnKenneth Cranham
Sister AnneGemma Jones
Sister MargueriteRowena King
Laura MastersCaroline Langrishe
CatherineElizabeth Bourgine
ThereseGeorgina Campbell

Crew

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ProducerTim Key
DirectorAlrick Riley
WriterColin Blytheway

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  • Summary

    A young nun is found dead in a smoke-filled bedroom in what seems like a terrible accident caused by a lit cigarette. But when Richard deduces it must have been murder, there are no shortage of suspects, including other nuns, a priest and the mother superior - as well as an unscrupulous PR man promoting a holy spring in the convent grounds. The question is, with the room locked from the inside, how could anyone have committed the crime in the first place? Kenneth Cranham, Patrick Baladi and Caroline Langrishe guest star

    Review

    The island of Saint-Marie is turning into the Caribbean equivalent of Midsomer due to the remarkably high rate of suspicious deaths. More bodies pile up this week when stuffed-shirt detective Richard Poole (Ben Miller) is summoned to a convent, where a teenage nun lies dead in bed, apparently killed in an accidental fire.

    It turns out Richard has issues with nuns, dating back to school when he was terrorised by one of the sisters: “Imagine Geoff Capes in a wimple,” he says to his sidekick Camille. There is an inevitable gag about The Sound of Music before the story – little more than a jolly puzzle involving holy water and a phantom nun – goes crackers.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2013-01-15
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DI Richard PooleBen Miller
    DS Camille BordeySara Martins
    Officer Dwayne MyersDanny John-Jules
    Officer Fidel BestGary Carr
    Daryl DexterPatrick Baladi
    Father JohnKenneth Cranham
    Sister AnneGemma Jones
    Sister MargueriteRowena King
    Laura MastersCaroline Langrishe
    CatherineElizabeth Bourgine
    ThereseGeorgina Campbell

    Crew

    rolename
    ProducerTim Key
    DirectorAlrick Riley
    WriterColin Blytheway
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