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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 5: Man Overboard - Part One

Summary

Part one of two. A man is found murdered on his boat five miles out at sea, with no possible way a killer could have escaped. At first Humphrey turns his attention to the small group he was with the night before he died - but as the investigation deepens, the investigation takes an unexpected turn that requires the team to leave the comfort of their Caribbean island - and go searching for their suspects in London. Kris Marshall stars.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Everybody knows this drama is EasyJet TV. It whisks us off for a sunny getaway in the depths of winter: the poster-paint colours of the Caribbean perk us up, and a no-frills whodunnit takes care of us like a tour guide. All of which makes tonight’s departure from the formula look verging on the reckless.

The case of a murdered boat owner is unfolding as usual when a new development means the St Honore police must travel to London to pursue new suspects. London! It’s portrayed, naturally, as grey, noisy and generally hellish. Dwayne hates the Tube and Florence’s reaction to sampling Guinness in a pub will not feature in their advertising anytime soon.

But oddly, shaking up the formula with fish-out-of-water plotting works nicely – and introduces us to Jack, an apparently bumbling detective at the Met our team must cooperate with, played with rumpled charm by Ardal O’Hanlon. We might be seeing more of him.

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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
Martin WestNigel Betts
Lucy ChapmanAnna Crilly
Sophie BoydAmy Beth Hayes
Nelson MyersRam John Holder
Tom LewisJohn Marquez
Steve ThomasLuke Newberry
Dominic GreenHenry Pettigrew
Rachel BaldwinClaire Rushbrook
Hema PatelSunetra Sarker
Frank HendersonJulian Wadham
Catherine BordeyElizabeth Bourgine
Commissioner Selwyn PattersonDon Warrington
DI Jack MooneyArdal O'Hanlon

Crew

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DirectorRichard Signy
ProducerSue Howells
WriterRobert Thorogood

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  • Episode 5

    Man Overboard - Part One

    Summary

    Part one of two. A man is found murdered on his boat five miles out at sea, with no possible way a killer could have escaped. At first Humphrey turns his attention to the small group he was with the night before he died - but as the investigation deepens, the investigation takes an unexpected turn that requires the team to leave the comfort of their Caribbean island - and go searching for their suspects in London. Kris Marshall stars.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Everybody knows this drama is EasyJet TV. It whisks us off for a sunny getaway in the depths of winter: the poster-paint colours of the Caribbean perk us up, and a no-frills whodunnit takes care of us like a tour guide. All of which makes tonight’s departure from the formula look verging on the reckless.

    The case of a murdered boat owner is unfolding as usual when a new development means the St Honore police must travel to London to pursue new suspects. London! It’s portrayed, naturally, as grey, noisy and generally hellish. Dwayne hates the Tube and Florence’s reaction to sampling Guinness in a pub will not feature in their advertising anytime soon.

    But oddly, shaking up the formula with fish-out-of-water plotting works nicely – and introduces us to Jack, an apparently bumbling detective at the Met our team must cooperate with, played with rumpled charm by Ardal O’Hanlon. We might be seeing more of him.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DI Humphrey GoodmanKris Marshall
    Officer Dwayne MyersDanny John-Jules
    DS Florence CassellJosephine Jobert
    Officer JP HooperTobi Bakare
    Martin WestNigel Betts
    Lucy ChapmanAnna Crilly
    Sophie BoydAmy Beth Hayes
    Nelson MyersRam John Holder
    Tom LewisJohn Marquez
    Steve ThomasLuke Newberry
    Dominic GreenHenry Pettigrew
    Rachel BaldwinClaire Rushbrook
    Hema PatelSunetra Sarker
    Frank HendersonJulian Wadham
    Catherine BordeyElizabeth Bourgine
    Commissioner Selwyn PattersonDon Warrington
    DI Jack MooneyArdal O'Hanlon

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorRichard Signy
    ProducerSue Howells
    WriterRobert Thorogood

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