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Death in Paradise

  • 2017
  • Season 6
  • 8 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

DI Goodman and his team tackle more tropical murder mysteries.

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Episode 1: Erupting in Murder

Summary

A scientist studying a live volcano is found dead halfway up the mountain, and the evidence points to a heart attack. Humphrey is convinced one of the dead man's colleagues murdered him - an unlikely possibility, since they all have alibis. Away from the investigation, the inspector eagerly awaits Martha's return to the island, while JP settles into married life and Dwayne makes an error of judgment while talking to a journalist. Kris Marshall, Josephine Jobert and Danny John-Jules star in the sun-soaked whodunit, with guest appearances from Douglas Hodge, Natasha Little and Sally Bretton.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The return of Death in Paradise in early January is as inevitable as a new year hangover, though it’s feeling a bit creaky. What was once a warm and rejuvenating breath of air now feels stale. Maybe that’s because bumbling cop Humphrey investigates only minor variations of the same crime every week.

But all of the above is probably why people adore it, why it’s audience catnip and beloved by millions. You know where you are with it, and I suppose you can’t say fairer than that.

Humphrey (Kris Marshall) and his little gang are called to Saint Marie’s volcano observatory where a scientist has been found dead in the mountains. Possibly of a heart attack, but of course, probably not.

His colleagues are a bunch of shifty academics (academics are always shifty in Death in Paradise) and there’s a shifty local mayor, too, played by Cucumber’s Cyril Nri.

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Cast

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DI Humphrey GoodmanKris Marshall
Officer Dwayne MyersDanny John-Jules
DS Florence CassellJosephine Jobert
Officer JP HooperTobi Bakare
Justine TremblayMurielle Hilaire
Daniel LanghamDouglas Hodge
Victoria BakerNatasha Little
Mayor Joseph RichardsCyril Nri
Stephen LanghamAdrian Rawlins
Megan ColleyEmily Taaffe
Martha LloydSally Bretton
Catherine BordeyElizabeth Bourgine
Commissioner Selwyn PattersonDon Warrington

Crew

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DirectorClaire Winyard
ProducerSue Howells
WriterDana Fainaru

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