Death in Paradise

9:00pm Tuesday 15 January on BBC ONE

When a young nun is found dead in her smoke-filled bedroom, DI Richard Poole and his team are soon on the scene.

What seems like a tragic accident caused by a lit cigarette soon turns into a murder investigation when Richard deduces that the nun didn’t smoke the cigarette that killed her. But with her room locked from the inside, how could anyone else from the convent have committed the crime?

There’s no shortage of suspects, including other nuns, a priest and the mother superior, as well as a mysterious ‘phantom nun’ who nobody can identify. Or could the case be connected to the holy spring on the grounds of the convent, which is being promoted by an unscrupulous PR man? Will Richard overcome his scepticism – as well as a seemingly irrational fear of nuns – to help the team get to the bottom of the perplexing case?

DI Richard Poole is played by Ben Miller, Camille Bordey by Sara Martins, Dwayne Myers by Danny John-Jules, Fidel Best by Gary Carr, Catherine by Elizabeth Bourgine, Father John by Kenneth Cranham, Sister Anne by Gemma Jones, Sister Marguerite by Rowena King, Daryl Dexter by Patrick Baladi and Laura Masters by Caroline Langrishe.

Ep 2/8

9:00pm Tuesday 8 January on BBC ONE

The quintessentially English detective Richard Poole is back, returning with his investigative team to solve more murder mysteries on the idyllic Caribbean island of Saint Marie, in a brand new series of Death In Paradise.

DI Poole’s learning to cope with the tropical climate and laid-back atmosphere of Saint Marie, but every day still presents a challenge for the traditional detective. When the owner of a former sugar plantation, Roger Seymour, is discovered with a machete in his back, Poole and his team have a seemingly impossible case to solve.

Despite countless suspects, the team struggle to pinpoint the murderer, as they all have seemingly cast iron alibis – and many were together when the murder took place. Was it a disgruntled worker with a grudge? Was Roger’s alcoholic ex-wife, Nicole in an alliance with his adopted nephew, Harry? Or does Roger’s new, and much younger, girlfriend have something to hide?

The team soon realise that the history of the plantation is just as key to completing the puzzle, but with the island celebrating the festival of love, Erzulie, Saint Marie seems to be bringing out the unexpected in everyone – not least Richard and Camille…

DI Richard Poole is played by Ben Miller, Camille Bordey by Sara Martins, Dwayne Myers by Danny John-Jules, Fidel Best by Gary Carr, Commissioner Selwyn Patterson by Don Warrington, Roger Seymour by James Cosmo, Harry Seymour by Tom Ward, Nicole Seymour by Stephanie Beacham and Kim Neville by Estella Daniels.

Ep 1/8

9:00pm Tuesday 13 December on BBC ONE

Ben Miller and Sara Martins star in the final episode of Death in Paradise, written by Robert Thorogood.

Georgie reveals Nadia asked her to look after a package the day she was murdered. The package contains a passport, money and a vet bill – a guaranteed way to make sure her dog was looked after, should anything happen to her. Checking the passport the team discover Nadia Selim’s real name was in fact Rose Duchamp. Rose’s file has been flagged on one of the intelligence lists, with the case officer, much to Richard’s surprise, already on the island. Ricketts reveals Rose came to him with information about a money laundering ring – but before she could hand over the incriminating evidence she disappeared – until two days before when Ricketts got a call from her, leading to his arrival just before she was murdered….

As Richard and the team struggle to solve the case, Richard is utterly delighted when Selwyn reveals his old job back at the MET is available if he wants it – will Richard leave the case unsolved and more importantly his new team in Saint-Marie?

DI Richard Poole is played by Ben Miller, Camille Bordey by Sara Martins, Dwayne Myers by Danny John-Jules, Fidel Best by Gary Carr, Commissioner Selwyn Patterson by Don Warrington, Catherine Bordey by Elizabeth Bourgine, Nadia Selim by Randiane Naly, DCI Chris Ricketts by John Thomson and Georgie by Fiona Glascott.

Ep 8/8

9:00pm Tuesday 6 December on BBC ONE

Ben Miller and Sara Martins star in the final episode of Death in Paradise, written by Robert Thorogood.

Carnival comes to Saint-Marie but the high spirits don’t last long as a team outing to see Dwayne’s favourite band ends abruptly when the lead singer Solly is murdered. Richard and the team quickly establish Solly wasn’t a popular member of the band, partly due to the rigmarole he insisted on going through before each performance – which included 15 minutes of ‘alone time’ in a coffin before it emerged on stage with him ‘rising from the dead’.

Richard and Camille are surprised to discover Solly’s murdered body was arranged with his arms in a position of repose – an act of kindness, even love – though the insight doesn’t go as far as to explain why the murder weapon was also left behind.

With everybody close to Solly having an alibi at the time of his death ?- the window of opportunity narrowed to his 15 minutes of alone time during which the band, Eddie the bassist, Renward the keyboard player, Curtis the lead guitarist and Avita were enjoying backstage drinks ?- Richard focuses on the mystery girl who was seen on a few occasions with Solly before the concert and on the night of the murder itself…

DI Richard Poole is played by Ben Miller, Camille Bordey by Sara Martins, Dwayne Myers by Danny John-Jules, Fidel Best by Gary Carr, Solly by Johann Myers, Eddie by Keith Duffy, Renward by Robbie Gee, Curtis by Ray Fearon and Avita by Sarita Choudhury.

9:00pm Tuesday 29 November on BBC ONE

Ben Miller and Sara Martins star in episode 6 of Death in Paradise, written by Robert Thorogood.

With Richard struck down by a tropical disease and Camille in Paris, it is left to Dwayne and Fidel to solve the murder of a local diver, Benjamin Lightfoot. After a night of heavy drinking with his brother, Mark, Benjamin is seen by his boss Phil Owen and Dwayne going diving the following morning.

When Benjamin is still not back after a couple of hours, Mark raises the alarm with Phil – and helped by Phil’s wife, Alex Owen, they search the water. Alex finds Benjamin’s dead body in unusually shallow waters. This isn’t the only thing that doesn’t make sense, as Dwayne notices odd markings on Benjamin’s chest.

When he then tests Benjamin’s air gauge and discovers the tank is still full of air it’s clear that it must be murder.

Dwayne and Fidel begin their investigation but, as if their job wasn’t tough enough with the crime scene the open sea, they then have to contend with holidaying British cop DS Angela Young, who Commissioner Selwyn Patterson reveals will be helping out whilst Richard and Camille are absent.

Angela deduces Phil is the killer but Dwayne and Fidel aren’t convinced and head to Richard’s bungalow – only to discover they’ve both been giving him information about the case. With Richard still delirious will this be the one case he can’t crack?

DI Richard Poole is played by Ben Miller, Camille Bordey by Sara Martins, Dwayne Myers by Danny John-Jules, Fidel Best by Gary Carr, Commissioner Selwyn Patterson by Don Warrington, Benjamin Lightfoot by Alex Lanipekun, Mark Lightfoot by O-T Fagbenle, Phil Owen by Sean Gallagher, Alex Owen by Lisa Faulkner and DS Angela Young by Shirley Henderson.

9:00pm Tuesday 22 November on BBC ONE

Ben Miller and Sara Martins star in episode 5 of Death in Paradise, written by Harry Holmes.

A simple task of transporting a prisoner back to Saint-Marie on the local ferry ends in disaster when the prisoner, Leon Hamilton, is murdered en-route – it wouldn’t be so bad for Richard if he hadn’t been handcuffed to the victim when he was stabbed in the back…

Commissioner Selwyn Patterson can’t believe neither Richard nor the prison guard Vincent Carter saw anything. Richard tasks the team with looking into who exactly Leon Hamilton was – they discover he had many enemies as he defrauded many people out of money when he sold them a piece of Paradise Beach.

With Leon having so many possible enemies Richard decides to start with the one investor who lost the most when Leon’s business went bust – Gordon Foster. They discover Gordon lost more than money – his wife also left him but he does have an alibi for the time of the murder. Then there’s murder mystery enthusiast, Suzie Park, who is a little too keen to be considered as a suspect for Richard’s liking.

Another complication is thrown Richard’s way when Leon’s wife, Ann Hamilton, books herself on to a flight immediately after having Leon cremated. Richard is convinced she has something to do with his murder but when they go to question her they make a startling discovery…

DI Richard Poole is played by Ben Miller, Camille Bordey by Sara Martins, Dwayne Myers by Danny John-Jules, Fidel Best by Gary Carr, Commissioner Selwyn Patterson by Don Warrington, Leon Hamilton by Jeff Alexander, Vincent Carter by Colin Salmon, Gordon Foster by Alistair Petrie, Suzie Park by Sarah Smart and Ann Hamilton by Sophie Winkleman.

9:00pm Tuesday 15 November on BBC ONE

Ben Miller and Sara Martins star in James Payne’s Death In Paradise.

Megan Talbot confesses to shooting her husband, Lucas Talbot, dead but when Richard and the team go to find the body it’s nowhere to be seen. Convinced there’s more to the case than Megan is telling him, and without a body, Richard releases Megan – offering her a lift to her villa.

At the villa Richard and Camille meet Lucas’s friends Astrid Knight and her husband, Patrick Knight – and quickly discover there is no love lost between Megan and Astrid. However Richard insists nothing is definite until they find Lucas’s body…

Eventually Lucas’s body is found by a local boat and brought back to the harbour – with two gunshot wounds to his head – just as Megan said in her statement; Richard reluctantly arrests Megan for murder.

However – even with a full confession and body, something still doesn’t sit right with Richard – he is desperate to understand how a button got lodged behind Lucas’ watch, why the stopwatch on his watch was going and what was on the mobile phone found with his body. With the help of Camille and the team Richard finally sees what’s been staring him in the face the whole time…

DI Richard Poole is played by Ben Miller, Camille Bordey by Sara Martins, Dwayne Myers by Danny John-Jules, Fidel Best by Gary Carr, Megan Talbot by Miranda Raison, Lucas Talbot by Neil Stuke, Astrid Knight by Emma Fielding and Patrick Knight by Derek Riddell.

9:00pm Tuesday 25 October on BBC ONE

Ben Miller plays quintessential English cop DI Richard Poole who is posted to the Caribbean island of Saint-Marie to investigate a murder (the cast also includes Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr, Lenora Crichlow, Hugo Speer, Don Warrington and Sean Maguire)

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