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Death in Paradise

  • 2011
  • Season 1
  • 8 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Detective Inspector Richard Poole hates sun, sea and sand, so he is less than pleased when he finds himself assigned to the island paradise of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean.

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Episode 4: Missing a Body?

Summary

Holiday-maker Megan Talbot confesses to shooting dead her husband, but puzzlingly there isn't a body - and without a victim, Richard has little to go on, insisting nothing is definite without hard evidence. But then a local boat crew fish a corpse out of the sea, with two gunshot wounds to the head - just as Megan said. Miranda Raison (Sugartown) and Neil Stuke (Silk) guest star in the Caribbean crime drama, with Ben Miller and Sara Martins.
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Review

Life would be so much easier for us if everyone just confessed to their crime, the local coppers on Saint Marie reckon after an attractive young woman walks into the station announcing nervously she’s shot her husband dead.

Detective Richard Poole (who still hasn’t so much as loosened his tie) isn’t convinced by her story and he’s like a terrier with a dead rat when it comes to a mysterious murder – he just won’t let it go. The whodunnit and why aspects of the plot are so flimsy that there’s really no need for the Miss Marple-style denouement; you’ll have guessed the outcome half an hour earlier. But so what? This isn’t meant to be a gritty or realistic crime drama. Instead it’s rather like Midsomer Murders: a light-hearted, engaging bit of entertainment, but in a Bounty-advert setting.

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Cast

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DI Richard PooleBen Miller
Camille BordeySara Martins
Dwayne MyersDanny John-Jules
Fidel BestGary Carr
Megan TalbotMiranda Raison
Astrid KnightEmma Fielding
Patrick KnightDerek Riddell
Lucas TalbotNeil Stuke
CatherineElizabeth Bourgine
GregChris Tummings
PierreStany Coppet

Crew

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DirectorRoger Goldby
ProducerMatthew Bird
WriterJames Payne

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  • Episode 4

    Missing a Body?

    Summary

    Holiday-maker Megan Talbot confesses to shooting dead her husband, but puzzlingly there isn't a body - and without a victim, Richard has little to go on, insisting nothing is definite without hard evidence. But then a local boat crew fish a corpse out of the sea, with two gunshot wounds to the head - just as Megan said. Miranda Raison (Sugartown) and Neil Stuke (Silk) guest star in the Caribbean crime drama, with Ben Miller and Sara Martins.
    Recommended

    Review

    Life would be so much easier for us if everyone just confessed to their crime, the local coppers on Saint Marie reckon after an attractive young woman walks into the station announcing nervously she’s shot her husband dead.

    Detective Richard Poole (who still hasn’t so much as loosened his tie) isn’t convinced by her story and he’s like a terrier with a dead rat when it comes to a mysterious murder – he just won’t let it go. The whodunnit and why aspects of the plot are so flimsy that there’s really no need for the Miss Marple-style denouement; you’ll have guessed the outcome half an hour earlier. But so what? This isn’t meant to be a gritty or realistic crime drama. Instead it’s rather like Midsomer Murders: a light-hearted, engaging bit of entertainment, but in a Bounty-advert setting.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DI Richard PooleBen Miller
    Camille BordeySara Martins
    Dwayne MyersDanny John-Jules
    Fidel BestGary Carr
    Megan TalbotMiranda Raison
    Astrid KnightEmma Fielding
    Patrick KnightDerek Riddell
    Lucas TalbotNeil Stuke
    CatherineElizabeth Bourgine
    GregChris Tummings
    PierreStany Coppet

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorRoger Goldby
    ProducerMatthew Bird
    WriterJames Payne

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