Poole and the team investigate the baffling murder by machete of a former sugar plantation owner. Meanwhile, Camille contends with her mother's plan to set her up on a blind date.

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Roger Seymour
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DI Poole and DS Camille Borday investigate the murder of plantation owner Roger Seymour who is found in his one-time sugar mill. The Seymours were major employers at one time but they had a reputation for not treating their workers very well. Now, Seymour was looking to turn his mill into a museum. He had recently divorced his wife Nicole and both she and their nephew, Alex Seymour, object to his relationship with the pretty young Kim Neville. All of them were within sight of one another when the killing took place, but Poole's discovery of an underground tunnel and a link to events long ago lead him to the killer. Meanwhile, Camille's mother is still trying to find her a man and sets her up on another blind date. Written by garykmcd

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Actor Tom Ward played Dr. Harrington in Silent Witness from 2002-'12 He co-starred with David Ajala in "First Casualty", James Como "Paradise Lost" And Gary Carr "Intent" & "Domestic" See more »

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Contrived and unimaginable.
16 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the things I love most about Death in Paradise is it's similarity to Jonathan Creek - that is, focusing on a single, baffling mystery, and revealing it to have a simple yet unseen answer. This episode failed on that front.

Firstly, the 'JOH' at the crime scene. The officers seemed adamant that the victim must've wrote it, rather than the killer to put blame on Dr Johnson. Next, the resolution of the name was plain and boring - it wasn't JOH in 'Johnson', but JOH in 'Johan'. Exchanging it from one name to a very similar name was a dull move, that wasn't up to the par of the series thus far.

Similarly, Poole was certain that the glass shard came from a torch, which flew directly in the face of all evidence, rather than, say, a pair of glasses, or a bottle. Why? For plot, of course!

The other resolution of the tunnels was ultimately redundant - why would the escape tunnel lead to the mill? Not to mention the vanishing girl every time the plot lulled, and the rather obvious legend of the plantation.

Overall, a disappointing start to the series.


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