Death in Paradise

The Healer

Series 7 - Episode 4 The Healer

Wed 27 Nov 9am - 10am Alibi
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Review

A successful faith healer, the Reverend Steadman King (Steve Toussaint) returns home to the Caribbean island of Saint Marie after 35 years “doing God’s work” in the States. Unfortunately, he doesn’t manage to cure his old school friend of the brain tumour that’s robbing her of her sight. Instead, after taking a sip of the holy water he gives her, she convulses and collapses on the floor in front of the shocked congregation.

As the investigation progresses, all the evidence seems to point to the Reverend. The only flaw in that argument, as far as DI Jack Mooney is concerned, is that several other people drank from the cup and they’re just fine. Luckily the team have a new member who might be able to sniff out the truth - although he does tend to sleep on the job rather a lot. It’s as daftly enjoyable as ever.

Summary

DI Mooney and the team become embroiled in the mysterious world of faith healing when a blind woman dies while being treated by renowned healer Steadman King. When it turns out the victim was poisoned, all eyes turn to Steadman and his cup of holy water. But how could the prime suspect have carried out the deed in front of an audience without anyone noticing? Meanwhile, JP is put through his paces when Pico the police dog joins the team on a week-long trial, and Florence tries to recreate some of Jack's home comforts.

Cast & Crew

DI Jack Mooney Ardal O'Hanlon
Officer Dwayne Myers Danny John-Jules
DS Florence Cassell Josephine Jobert
Officer JP Hooper Tobi Bakare
Dashel Jordan Richie Campbell
Darlene Curtis Ginny Holder
Amelia King Jenny Jules
Fabienne Jordan Clare Perkins
Steadman King Steve Toussaint
Commissioner Selwyn Patterson Don Warrington
Security guard Pascal Major
Director Stewart Svaasand
Producer Sue Howells
Writer Tom Higgins
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