The Radio Times logo

Death in Paradise

  • 2015
  • Season 4
  • 8 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

A rum distillery owner murdered during a séance, a bride in a bath and a rock star electrocuted in a swimming pool are among the challenges in another eight tropical mysteries.

Advertisement

Episode 1: Stab in the Dark

Summary

Kris Marshall is back as the British detective working on the Caribbean island of Saint Marie, where the sun shines all day and it seems half the residents are killers-in-waiting. And so it appears with the first case when a plantation owner ends up dead during a seance - although with the door firmly closed at the time and all the participants holding hands round the table, who did the deed? The victim's family are convinced it was the work of a ghost said to haunt the plantation, but Humphrey is determined to find a more rational explanation. Meanwhile, Fidel has moved on, leaving Officer Dwayne Myers holding the fort - and while he is struggling to cope, the last thing he needs is the Commissioner stepping in to help. Crime drama, with guest appearances from Holby City's Don Gilet and former Corrie bad girl Natalie Gumede.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Saint Marie’s police dabble in the supernatural when a businessman is stabbed in the back during a séance. As it’s the fourth series of this sunny bundle of murder puzzles and unspoken love (bumbling detective Humphrey Goodman is still mooning over comely Camille), the killings-of-the-week long ago slipped the bonds of any kind of realism.

But then, Death in Paradise’s many millions of devotees don’t watch because it’s The Wire with sand. They watch because, in the gloomy days of January, it’s a daft piece of escapism. The little team of cops is a man down after the departure of young Fidel, but their stodgy boss, Commissioner Patterson (Don Warrington), steps in as a temporary replacement to investigate the spooky killing.

Mind you, the whole Humphrey/Camille (Kris Marshall and Sara Martins) thing is getting a bit too Niles and Daphne in Frasier. Come on, Camille, you’re an intelligent woman, can’t you see that he’s besotted?

How to watch

Loading

Streaming

Details

Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

rolename
DI Humphrey GoodmanKris Marshall
DS Camille BordeySara Martins
Officer Dwayne MyersDanny John-Jules
Officer Florence CassellJosephine Jobert
Zeta AkandeSharon D Clarke
Andre MorganDon Gilet
Lucy ThomsonNatalie Gumede
William LeeCornell S John
Daniel ThomsonRoyce Pierreson
Elias ThomsonJames Wilby
CatherineElizabeth Bourgine
Commissioner Selwyn PattersonDon Warrington

Crew

rolename
DirectorRichard Signy
ProducerLouise Sutton
WriterRobert Thorogood

All episodes

  • Episode 1

    Stab in the Dark

    Summary

    Kris Marshall is back as the British detective working on the Caribbean island of Saint Marie, where the sun shines all day and it seems half the residents are killers-in-waiting. And so it appears with the first case when a plantation owner ends up dead during a seance - although with the door firmly closed at the time and all the participants holding hands round the table, who did the deed? The victim's family are convinced it was the work of a ghost said to haunt the plantation, but Humphrey is determined to find a more rational explanation. Meanwhile, Fidel has moved on, leaving Officer Dwayne Myers holding the fort - and while he is struggling to cope, the last thing he needs is the Commissioner stepping in to help. Crime drama, with guest appearances from Holby City's Don Gilet and former Corrie bad girl Natalie Gumede.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Saint Marie’s police dabble in the supernatural when a businessman is stabbed in the back during a séance. As it’s the fourth series of this sunny bundle of murder puzzles and unspoken love (bumbling detective Humphrey Goodman is still mooning over comely Camille), the killings-of-the-week long ago slipped the bonds of any kind of realism.

    But then, Death in Paradise’s many millions of devotees don’t watch because it’s The Wire with sand. They watch because, in the gloomy days of January, it’s a daft piece of escapism. The little team of cops is a man down after the departure of young Fidel, but their stodgy boss, Commissioner Patterson (Don Warrington), steps in as a temporary replacement to investigate the spooky killing.

    Mind you, the whole Humphrey/Camille (Kris Marshall and Sara Martins) thing is getting a bit too Niles and Daphne in Frasier. Come on, Camille, you’re an intelligent woman, can’t you see that he’s besotted?

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DI Humphrey GoodmanKris Marshall
    DS Camille BordeySara Martins
    Officer Dwayne MyersDanny John-Jules
    Officer Florence CassellJosephine Jobert
    Zeta AkandeSharon D Clarke
    Andre MorganDon Gilet
    Lucy ThomsonNatalie Gumede
    William LeeCornell S John
    Daniel ThomsonRoyce Pierreson
    Elias ThomsonJames Wilby
    CatherineElizabeth Bourgine
    Commissioner Selwyn PattersonDon Warrington

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorRichard Signy
    ProducerLouise Sutton
    WriterRobert Thorogood

News & features about Death in Paradise

Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content