Death in Paradise (2011– )
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The Wrong Man 

Thea Holmes, stand-in for her friend, movie star Lexi Cunningham, is poisoned on the set of a horror movie being made on the island. Whilst Thea served time years earlier for a mugging gone... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Michelle Ryan ... Lexi
Rhys Thomas ... Carl Collins
Hannah Tointon ... Susie
Phoebe Thomas Phoebe Thomas ... Thea
Peter Davison ... Arnold Finch
Kris Marshall ... DI Humphrey Goodman
Sara Martins ... DS Camille Bordey
Gary Carr ... Sergeant Fidel Best
Danny John-Jules ... Officer Dwayne Myers
Peter Bankole ... Big Dave


Thea Holmes, stand-in for her friend, movie star Lexi Cunningham, is poisoned on the set of a horror movie being made on the island. Whilst Thea served time years earlier for a mugging gone wrong Goodman believes the intended victim was actually Lexi. Screen-writer Arnold Finch openly dislikes her and had looked up poisons online whilst Lexi was about to expose director Carl Collins' affair to his wife. After another suspect seemingly commits suicide the case appears to be closed but Goodman uncovers a deception which leads to the murderer. He also tells Camille that his wife has left him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Peter Davison and Michelle Ryan who guest starred in the 2nd episode of Series 3 both appear in Doctor Who (1963). Peter Davison played the 5th Doctor in the original series and Michelle Ryan played one-off companion Lady Christina De Souza in the 2009 special Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead (2009) opposite Peter Davison's real life son-in-law David Tennant who played the 10th Doctor. Ben Miller appeared in the 8th season's Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood (2014) as The Sheriff of Nottingham opposite Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. See more »


Arnold Finch's email asks about puffer fish poison "and it's toxicity." One would expect a professional writer to use the proper possessive form of the pronoun, which would not have an apostrophe. See more »


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A strong guest cast, and a very visual episode.
30 December 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I don't get the level of hate going on for this episode, personally I enjoyed it.

Great start, definitely a little different, nicely set up, well acted, looked great, of course it looked great, it's Death in Paradise.

Peter Davison's appearance here, I may be biased as a Dr Who fan, and suggest that he's the most well known face here, question is, as they sometimes do on the show, would he be the killer? Would they go for the big name......

Michelle Ryan is great here, a very good and energetic performance from her.

DI Goodman, even in 2020 I still miss Richard Poole so badly, Humphrey didn't have the greatest of starts, but he would get better, quite frankly they made him too much of an idiot here, but he was boosted by the awesome team.

Irritations with Goodman apart, I liked it. 7/10.

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UK | Guadeloupe



Release Date:

21 January 2014 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Deshaies, Guadeloupe, France

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