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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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Series cast summary:
Danny John-Jules ...  Officer Dwayne Myers 56 episodes, 2011-2018
Elizabeth Bourgine ...  Catherine Bordey 43 episodes, 2011-2018
Don Warrington ...  Commissioner Selwyn Patterson 34 episodes, 2011-2018
Joséphine Jobert ...  DS Florence Cassell / ... 32 episodes, 2015-2018
Kris Marshall ...  DI Humphrey Goodman 30 episodes, 2014-2017
Sara Martins ...  DS Camille Bordey 28 episodes, 2011-2015
Tobi Bakare Tobi Bakare ...  Officer J.P. Hooper 28 episodes, 2015-2018
Gary Carr ...  Officer Fidel Best / ... 24 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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Welcome back to the beautiful island of Saint-Marie...as they face ever more challenging and thrilling crimes... (season 5) See more »


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UK | France

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English

Release Date:

2011 (UK) See more »

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Death in Paradise See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Series 4 of Death in Paradise was commissioned in February 2014 and first aired from 8 January 2015 to 26 February 2015 on BBC One, watched by an average of 8.61/9.03 million UK viewers. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.85 (2011) See more »

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Brilliant!
16 November 2011 | by emily-583See all my reviews

British TV viewers have been spoiled with great detective shows over the past decades. Bergerac, Inspector Morse and Frost have trained us to expect quirky, interesting shows with characters who become part of British culture. It's early days yet, but I think that 'Death in Paradise' has the chance to join them.

Backed by Danny John-Jules, Sara Martins and Gary Carr, Ben Miller brings the quintessentially quirky detective to life in this brilliant show. A fish out of water, DI Richard Poole must handle the transition from safe, temperate London to the bright colours of a small French Caribbean island, St. Marie, and bring the essence of British policing to its very un-British environment.

The show's funny, interesting and very addictive. The writing is great and the acting just perfect. Carr and John-Jules bring the underdog policeman to life in the time-honoured way (complaining whilst showing just how much more they know than their boss believes) and Miller plays the lost Brit abroad perfectly whilst adding that touch of off the wall brilliance that a British detective is meant to bring to a show. Martins adds a sparkling performance as his sidekick with a wonderfully wry view of the British policeman's inability to adapt to the island's lovely lifestyle.

This show's one to watch and one I hope will carry on in this vein. If it does, we'll see it treated with the same respect as the big names in British detective shows.

Easily 8/10 stars.


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