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Death in Paradise

  • 2019
  • Season 8
  • 8 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

DI Jack Mooney and his team solve a host of baffling murders on the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Marie.

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Episode 4: Frappe Death Day

Summary

Benedict Dacre rules the roost at his coffee plantation, although all is not plain sailing - and soon after he breaks the news that he is selling up and it is time for his family to move on, he is shot dead. As DI Mooney and the team investigate, they soon have reason to suspect all the victim's relatives. But which one of them had enough reason to pull the trigger? Meanwhile, Ruby confesses to JP she was once arrested and the Commissioner is concerned about illegal crab racing. Anna Chancellor guest stars as the victim's sister - and one of the suspects.

Review

“Wonderful world, beautiful people”, sings Jimmy Cliff over the post-solving-the-case, having-a-beer scene tonight. But this drama likes to show the ugly people that also exist in Saint Marie, side by side with Cliff’s kind. It’s a feat to straddle the two worlds as deftly as Death in Paradise does – and no doubt this achievement is partly why it kills in the ratings.

In this episode, the dark side delivers a case involving one of those nest-of-vipers families where everyone bears a grudge. An arrogant coffee millionaire is shot by the pool of his villa after it emerges that he is selling the family plantation. Did his bitter sister (Anna Chancellor) do it, or his new, much younger wife? As Jack wrestles with the case and fixates on a missing bookmark, the newest member of his team, Ruby, spills a secret that could end her police career.

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Credits

Cast

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DI Jack MooneyArdal O'Hanlon
DS Florence CassellJosephine Jobert
Officer JP HooperTobi Bakare
Officer Ruby PattersonShyko Amos
Ciss DacreAnna Chancellor
Ruth DacreMargaret Clunie
Owen DacreLouis Greatorex
Ricki DacreSusy Kane
Patrice CampbellLeemore Marrett Jr
Benedict DacreRobert Portal
Josephine PorterSara Powell
Commissioner Selwyn PattersonDon Warrington

Crew

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DirectorSarah O'Gorman
ProducerYvonne Francas
WriterTom Nash

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  • Episode 4

    Frappe Death Day

    - , Alibi

    Summary

    Benedict Dacre rules the roost at his coffee plantation, although all is not plain sailing - and soon after he breaks the news that he is selling up and it is time for his family to move on, he is shot dead. As DI Mooney and the team investigate, they soon have reason to suspect all the victim's relatives. But which one of them had enough reason to pull the trigger? Meanwhile, Ruby confesses to JP she was once arrested and the Commissioner is concerned about illegal crab racing. Anna Chancellor guest stars as the victim's sister - and one of the suspects.

    Review

    “Wonderful world, beautiful people”, sings Jimmy Cliff over the post-solving-the-case, having-a-beer scene tonight. But this drama likes to show the ugly people that also exist in Saint Marie, side by side with Cliff’s kind. It’s a feat to straddle the two worlds as deftly as Death in Paradise does – and no doubt this achievement is partly why it kills in the ratings.

    In this episode, the dark side delivers a case involving one of those nest-of-vipers families where everyone bears a grudge. An arrogant coffee millionaire is shot by the pool of his villa after it emerges that he is selling the family plantation. Did his bitter sister (Anna Chancellor) do it, or his new, much younger wife? As Jack wrestles with the case and fixates on a missing bookmark, the newest member of his team, Ruby, spills a secret that could end her police career.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    channeltimestatus

    Alibi

    Alibi
    -

    Alibi

    Alibi
    -

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE | AD

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DI Jack MooneyArdal O'Hanlon
    DS Florence CassellJosephine Jobert
    Officer JP HooperTobi Bakare
    Officer Ruby PattersonShyko Amos
    Ciss DacreAnna Chancellor
    Ruth DacreMargaret Clunie
    Owen DacreLouis Greatorex
    Ricki DacreSusy Kane
    Patrice CampbellLeemore Marrett Jr
    Benedict DacreRobert Portal
    Josephine PorterSara Powell
    Commissioner Selwyn PattersonDon Warrington

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorSarah O'Gorman
    ProducerYvonne Francas
    WriterTom Nash

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