Death in Paradise

The Impossible Murder

Series 6 - Episode 3 The Impossible Murder

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Review

“So to recap, we have five possible suspects…” This is the kind of thing Humphrey (Kris Marshall) says frequently in Death in Paradise, directing the audience’s attention to mugshots on a wall, so we can argue over which of the gallery of guest stars we think – generally on the basis of little more than a narrative hunch – did the murder.

It’s slightly different this time, because the paradise where death comes calling is not Saint Marie itself but a small island just offshore, home to the Maison Cecile hotel, run by guest stars – and hence suspects – Kerry Fox and Jason Hughes (DS Jones from Midsomer Murders). There, Humphrey and Martha are enjoying a romantic getaway – until they clink their glasses at dinner to the sound of a distant scream...

Summary

Humphrey and Martha's romantic weekend on a remote island is cut short when a fellow hotel guest is stabbed to death in his room in what appears to be an attempted robbery. But since the flower beds outside the window are undisturbed, Humphrey is certain that one of the victim's associates played a part in his death. There's just one problem - since the DI had a direct view of the only staircase leading up to the room, he is the alibi for all the suspects. Meanwhile, JP worries about his marriage and seeks relationship advice from Dwayne.

Cast & Crew

DI Humphrey Goodman Kris Marshall
Officer Dwayne Myers Danny John-Jules
DS Florence Cassell Josephine Jobert
Officer JP Hooper Tobi Bakare
Samuel Palmer Gary Beadle
Irie Johnson Kingsley Ben-Adir
Ernestine Gray Angela Bruce
Linda Taylor Kerry Fox
Elliot Taylor Jason Hughes
Charlie Taylor Mark Powley
Martha Lloyd Sally Bretton
Director Claire Winyard
Producer Sue Howells
Writer Alex Walker
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