English policeman Charlie Hulme is found murdered in the locked panic room of Lord and Lady Salcombe on the Caribbean island of Sainte-Marie. Fellow Brit,uptight inspector Richard Poole,is sent to investigate and is quickly exasperated by the leisurely pace of island life,particularly his native team's working methods. Initially neither of the Salcombes own to knowing Hulme until Sarah,Lady Salcombe,admits he was her lover and was investigating her husband,James, for people-smuggling. After James is also killed Poole tracks down the mystery woman seen at the house and cracks the case. However,with his luggage still in England and a good cup of tea nowhere to be found,he is desperate to return home to cold,rainy London. Written by
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Did You Know?
It's explained in the first episode that the island of St Marie was a former French overseas territory that was transferred to the British at some point in history. This gives a basis for having a British Police officer working on the island. However the police insignia still clearly show's the French flag, the vehicles are all left hand drive and the car number plates all show the 'F' euro symbol for France along with the department number for the French Overseas Department of Guadalupe. If the island was now British then it's highly unlikely it would still have French registered cars. British overseas territories aren't treated as part of the UK/EU, unlike French overseas departments which are effectively just another part of France. We also see a lot of reference to Guadalupe, which IS a French overseas territory, it's unlikely the 'British' Police of St Marie would be an extension of the 'French' police. See more