Death in Paradise (2011– )
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The Impossible Murder 

Humphrey's plan to swap the daily grind for a romantic weekend with partner Martha backfires when the owner of the Hotel Cecile is murdered while running the dinner service. Unable to leave his work at the office, Humphrey gets to work.


Claire Winyard


Robert Thorogood (created by), Alex Walker

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Episode complete credited cast:
Sally Bretton ... Martha Lloyd
Kris Marshall ... DI Humphrey Goodman
Kerry Fox ... Linda Taylor
Jason Hughes ... Elliot Taylor
Kingsley Ben-Adir ... Irie Johnson
Mark Powley Mark Powley ... Charlie Taylor
Gary Beadle ... Samuel Palmer
Angela Bruce ... Ernestine Gray
Joséphine Jobert ... DS Florence Cassell
Tobi Bakare ... Officer J.P. Hooper
Danny John-Jules ... Officer Dwayne Myers


Humphrey takes Martha to the hotel La Maison Cecile but on their first night Charlie Taylor, brother of owner Elliot, is murdered. Charlie has confronted receptionist Irie over a racket he had going whilst barman Samuel claims he had rewarded him with work to atone for a teen-age indiscretion and Elliot admits Charlie wanted him to sell the hotel, which was losing money. However a chance discovery by Dwayne reveals a crime of passion. Written by don @ minifie-1

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UK | Guadeloupe



Release Date:

19 January 2017 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Deshaies, Guadeloupe, France

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Danny John-Jules (Dwayne Myers) & Angela Bruce (Ernestine Gray) also worked together on episode 2.6 Red Dwarf: Parallel Universe (1988) of Red Dwarf (1988) as Cat & Deb Lister respectively. See more »


Florence (Joséphine Jobert) mentions to Samuel Parker (Gary Beadle) that he served five years for his arson conviction, but the paperwork she showed to Humphrey (Kris Marshall) earlier, clearly shows that he served four years. See more »


Cherry, Oh Baby
Written and performed by Eric Donaldson
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Very disappointed sympathy for the killer
26 January 2019 | by ctyankee1See all my reviews

This is about a man that is killed in a hotel that his brother Elliot and his wife Linda own. Charlie Taylor the man killed had not seen his brother Elliot in 25 years. It appears to be a burglary. His room is messed up, clothes are out of the draws and more.

This episode has 2 more things they focus on. One is DI Goodman the cop is in love with Martha. She visits him and has little time to spend with her because of his murder investigation and she is only there temporarily.

JP is having trouble with his wife Rosie. They argued for the first time since marriage, tried to talk about why they argued etc. Dwayne Myers is a cop and gives JP advice about women which is negative most of the time. Dwayne is a womanizer and flirt.

The end was disappointing to me. Goodman does not have his meeting with suspects as usual and would point out the killer. This time he confronted the killer and him and Florence showed too much sympathy for the killer who was not arrested publicly like all the other episodes and taken away by JP and Dwayne.. Also Elliot Taylor/Jason Hughes who was a cop Ben Jones in "Midsomer Murders" uses "Christ" name as a swearing word which I am totally against as a Christian.

As an aside I do love the series "Death in Paradise". The cast are funny and nice and the area where it is filmed is beautiful and colorful with bright colored outdoor markets and ocean scenes. Catherine, Camille's mother who owns a bar and restaurant is alway polite, helpful and funny.

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