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.


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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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Series 2 of Death in Paradise was commissioned in January 2012 and first aired from 8 January 2013 to 26 February 2013 on BBC One, watched by an average of 7.67 million UK viewers. See more »


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Great Show Until Season 8
19 April 2020 | by zombiemockingbirdSee all my reviews

I watched the first six seasons of this on one of the streaming services and loved it, so was very happy when I discovered it again recently on Brit Box and started watching again. I have enjoyed all of the various cast members over the years and even though the show is pretty formulaic it's enjoyable; it balances humor with a somewhat serious story and the various cast members carry it off very well. Until Season 8. I was really disappointed by the departure of Danny John-Jules, but assumed he would be replaced by someone likable to carry on. Boy was I wrong! Instead he was replaced by Shyko Amos, who I am sure is a lovely person, but her character is the stupidest most annoying person I have had the misfortune to watch. She's brainless, clueless, loud, totally unbelievable as a police officer and completely ruins the entire show for me. She isn't remotely funny or likable. I'll give it a few more shows but unless she leaves or does a complete personality change I'm afraid I'm done with what used to be a great show.

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