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A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.

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 Officer Dwayne Myers (48 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Catherine Bordey (38 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 DI Humphrey Goodman (30 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Commissioner Selwyn Patterson (29 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 DS Camille Bordey (28 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 DS Florence Cassell / ... (24 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Officer Fidel Best / ... (24 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Officer J.P. Hooper (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 DI Richard Poole (17 episodes, 2011-2014)
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Scotland Yard DI Richard Poole is sent to the Caribbean island of Sainte Marie to solve a fellow policeman's murder. Having done so, he finds himself seconded to the local police force as the dead man's replacement. Poole proves to be a brilliant detective, solving several complex murders. He's not quite suited to either the pace of life on the island or the heat and sand, neither of which he likes very much. He also doesn't like seafood. That aside, the place is just great. Written by garykmcd

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Season 2: For a detective who can't stand sand, even paradise can be Hell. See more »


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Although a French overseas territory, Guadeloupe is a group of Caribbean islands located in the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles, the currency is in fact the Euro. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.43 (2011) See more »

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An exceptional programme, Needs a second series!!!!
27 December 2011 | by (Warrington, England) – See all my reviews

Death in Paradise is very easy to watch, even if you despise the old fashioned workings of the likes of Miss Marple and Poiroit you can grow to love this murder mystery.

Set in more sunnier climbs than your usual crime drama, the quirky Caribbean police force combined with some brilliant acting from Ben Miller (The hapless, yet genius detective)this has all the recipe for a fun loving watch that isn't as dark and dreary as other such shows allowing for the thrill of the chase as the team track down the evidence in their ramshackle police hut and jungle 4x4 (not as classy as your usual detective company car)

All in all a brilliant series that is brimming with rich and colourful characters and story lines that captivate the imagination as this somewhat old genre is taken to new territory. Whether you watch one episode in a bit of spare time or you decide to emerse yourself with all 8 episodes, Death in Paradise does not disappoint and hopefully will return for a second series with even more Carribbean Crime!


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