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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 1: A Murder on the Plantation

Summary

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)

Review

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.

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Details

Released on
2013-01-08
Languages
English | French
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
Louis NelsonDavid Ajala
Nicole SeymourStephanie Beacham
Roger SeymourJames Cosmo
Alex SeymourTom Ward
CatherineElizabeth Bourgine
Kim NevilleEstella Daniels
Dr JohnsonLucian Msamati

Crew

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ProducerTim Key
DirectorKeith Boak
WriterDelinda Jacobs

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  • Summary

    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)

    Review

    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.

    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
    2013-01-08
    Languages
    English | French
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DI Richard PooleBen Miller
    DS Camille BordeySara Martins
    Officer Dwayne MyersDanny John-Jules
    Officer Fidel BestGary Carr
    Louis NelsonDavid Ajala
    Nicole SeymourStephanie Beacham
    Roger SeymourJames Cosmo
    Alex SeymourTom Ward
    CatherineElizabeth Bourgine
    Kim NevilleEstella Daniels
    Dr JohnsonLucian Msamati

    Crew

    rolename
    ProducerTim Key
    DirectorKeith Boak
    WriterDelinda Jacobs
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