A UK police DI is transferred to St-Marie to investigate murders on the island, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. Later series see other English and Irish detectives take over the role.


Robert Thorogood
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Series cast summary:
Elizabeth Bourgine ...  Catherine Bordey 62 episodes, 2011-2021
Danny John-Jules ...  Officer Dwayne Myers 56 episodes, 2011-2018
Don Warrington ...  Commissioner Selwyn Patterson 55 episodes, 2011-2021
Tobi Bakare ...  Officer J.P. Hooper / ... 52 episodes, 2015-2021
Joséphine Jobert ...  DS Florence Cassell / ... 46 episodes, 2015-2021
Sara Martins ...  DS Camille Bordey 30 episodes, 2011-2021
Kris Marshall ...  DI Humphrey Goodman 30 episodes, 2014-2017


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. In later series, other English and Irish police officers head the investigative team, namely Humphrey Goodman, Jack Mooney, and Neville Parker. 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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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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It's light hearted and laid back
3 April 2013 | by jonnithomasSee all my reviews

well the stereotypes are pleasant and the program is very easy to watch.

it's set in a lovely part of the world and the characters are well played.

there's nothing taxing about this program but it's a very pleasant hour with your feet up watching TV.

the Englishman abroad that hates the sun and misses the rain is such a stuffed shirt role and it should be irritating as it is such an unrealistic stereotype but somehow all the characters work well together and it just works.

it's like your comfortable slippers and the cardigan with a hole in it that you just can't throw away.

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25 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Guadeloupe, French West-Indies See more »

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