Death in Paradise

Murder Onboard

Series 2 - Episode 5 Murder Onboard



Strait-laced, buttoned-up detective Richard Poole has to deal with flighty show-folk when Aimee, a singer-friend of his sidekick Camille, dies mid-song.

Aimee (played by guest star Jamelia) collapses in convulsions before expiring in front of a horrified Camille who, plucky as she is, immediately takes charge of what turns out to be a murder investigation.

Everyone typically behaves in the most shifty fashion as they fail spectacularly to stop themselves from becoming suspects under Poole’s gimlet eye. You’ll guess the culprit, but in the context of Death in Paradise, that doesn’t matter; it’s not a whodunnit, it’s about its warm waves washing over you.

And there is an emotional undercurrent to these balmy waters when we see Poole (the splendid Ben Miller) trying very hard to show Camille (Sara Martins) that he cares. He really wants to open up and offer her his sympathy, but he is so British that he jolly well can’t do that kind of thing.


Camille's best friend, a singer on a Caribbean party boat, collapses on stage during a night of music and cocktails. After she dies in the policewoman's arms, the officers question the vessel's staff and on-board tourists in an effort to get to the bottom of her mysterious demise. Photographs taken on the evening offer a fuller picture of what took place, but could the answer lie in the vocalist's pre-show routine? Meanwhile, DI Poole tries his best to comfort a grieving Camille, but it soon becomes clear that sensitivity is not his strong suit. Ben Miller and Sara Martins star, with guest appearances from singer Jamelia, Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Amanda Mealing (ex-Holby City).

Cast & Crew

DI Richard Poole Ben Miller
DS Camille Bordey Sara Martins
Officer Dwayne Myers Danny John-Jules
Officer Fidel Best Gary Carr
Grant Dexter Fletcher
Aimee Fredericks Jamelia Davis
Eloise Morrison Amanda Mealing
RJ Dylan Edwards
Stephen Morrison Jonny Phillips
Commissioner Selwyn Patterson Don Warrington
Milton Reynards Junior Simpson
Colin Smith Rob Jarvis
Director Keith Boak
Producer Tim Key
Writer Jack Lothian
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