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Death in Paradise

Series 4From Friday 23 October at 20:00

About the show

One brilliant detective, many mysterious murders

Now settled on the sun-baked island of Saint Marie, Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman has come to terms with his painful split from his wife and finally resolved to confess his feelings for his beautiful Detective Sergeant, Camille Bordey. But when he discovers she may be leaving the island for good, Humphrey has an impossible choice to make – will he follow his heart or let Camille’s career take priority?

Meanwhile, there’s the small matter of another spate of mysterious murders to deal with. From a ghostly stabbing during a séance to the drowning of a bride-to-be at her hen party, Humphrey is confronted by a series of confounding cases that will push his problem-solving skills to the limit. Despite his distracted demeanour, Humphrey is a sharp, skilled detective. He frequently puts his foot in it with the locals, but there’s no one more brilliant at cracking elusive crimes.

This series sees Humphrey joined by Commissioner Selwyn Patterson’s two newest recruits. Florence Cassell is a tenacious, thorough detective – the perfect foil to Humphrey’s shambolic eccentricity. And with the hard-working Fidel Best now departed, eager young rookie JP Hooper is desperate to make his mark and, perhaps more worryingly, totally in awe of the ever mischievous Dwayne.

It’s a talented team, but they’ll need to gel quickly: these testing murder cases are more mystifying than anything seen on Saint Marie before...

Profiles

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Humphrey Goodman

Played by Kris Marshall

Kris was born in Bath, Somerset, before moving with his family to Hong Kong and Canada. He then returned to the UK to continue his schooling and take up theatre studies.

Kris made his television debut at an early age with an appearance on The Bill. His breakthrough role was playing Nick Harper in the popular sitcom My Family (2000).

After departing My Family in 2003, Kris then went on to star on the big screen as Colin Frissell in the critically-acclaimed film Love Actually. He has also appeared in feature length films for television, including Catwalk Dogs (2007) and Heist (2008).

Other television credits include police drama series Murder City (2004-2006), Funland (2005) and Sold (2007). More recently, Kris has appeared in Traffic Light (2011), Citizen Khan (2012) and Lightfields (2013).

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Camille Bordey

Played by Sara Martins

Sara Martins is a French-Portuguese actress best known in France for her roles in television and film. Sara made her debut in the French police series Police District (2001) after studying at the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Since then, she has appeared in a range of French films, including Tell No One (2006), Beyond the Ocean (2006), Paris je t’aime (2006), Summer Hours (2008) and Little White Lies (2010).

Sara has appeared in a number of French television productions, including Disparition (2005) and La Veuve Tatouée (2008). In 2011 she marked her debut on British television, starring as Camille Bordey in Death in Paradise.

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Dwayne Myers

Played by Danny John-Jules

Danny was born in London to parents from Sierra Leone and is a British actor, singer and dancer.

He trained at the Omnibus Theatre Company and Anna Scher Children’s Theatre, before going on to appear in a string of theatre productions including Night and Day at the Watford Palace Theatre, Carmen Jones at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, and Destry Rides Again at the Donmar Warehouse.

He played Avery in The Piano Lesson and Mac in The Playboy of the West Indies in 1994, before going on to appear in The Rover at Jacob Street Film Studios. Danny has also appeared on London’s West End in Barnum at the London Palladium, Cats at the New London Theatre and Time at the Dominion Theatre.

Danny’s early television credits include Harry Carpenter Never Said It Would Be Like This (1982) and Three of Kind (1981-1983). He is best known for his portrayal of Cat and Cat’s geeky alter ego Duane Dibbley in the comedy series, Red Dwarf.

Danny has also appeared in films such as Seven Green Bottles (1975), The Grind (2008), Sucker Punch (2008) and Blade II (2002).

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Catherine Bordey

Played by Elizabeth Bourgine

Élizabeth is a French actress, appearing mostly in French film and television productions.

Élizabeth studied at l'école nationale des beaux-arts and was originally a dancer and model. She began her acting career appearing in a string of short films, before landing her breakthrough role in Nesta Burma, Shock Detective (1982).

Élizabeth first appeared in Death in Paradise in 2011, but she is best known in France for her roles in Private Lessons (1986), A Heart in Winter (1992) and My Best Friend (2006).

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Florence Cassell

Played by Joséphine Jobert

Born in Paris in 1985, Joséphine hails from a family of creative artists and show business. Her mother is Véronique Rouveyrollis, a professional photographer, musician, writer, performer and director, and her father is Charles Jobert, a director of photography. She is also cousin to famed actress/singer Elsa Lunghini and actress/model Eva Green.

Joséphine first rose to public prominence on her native French shores playing Amel in the popular youth show Saint-Ex, nos Années in 2008, and celebrated 15 weeks in the French music charts singing a hit from the series.

In addition to portraying crime-cracking Detective Sergeant Florence Cassell in Death in Paradise, Joséphine’s other notable TV credits include playing Alice Watson in Lightning (one of France’s most widely exported youth shows), and starring as Roxanne in the popular French soap opera Sous le Soleil de Saint-Tropez.

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Commissioner Selwyn Patterson

Played by Don Warrington

Born in Trinidad in 1951 and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, Don trained as an actor at London’s Drama Centre and broke his professional stride working in repertory theatre.

He first became a household name starring as Philip Smith in the cult TV sitcom, Rising Damp, between 1974 and 1978.

In addition to portraying charming Commissioner Selwyn Patterson in Death in Paradise, Don’s other notable TV roles include television reporter Graham Gaunt in the 1993 To Play the King (the second part of the BBC trilogy House of Cards), and Bailey in the hit sitcom The Crouches (2003- 2005). In 2006, he made a memorable guest appearance as the president of an alternate Great Britain in the Doctor Who episode Rise of the Cybermen. More recently, Don starred as Chief Superintendent Harley Drayton in the 2014 crime miniseries, Chasing Shadows.

In 2010, Don hit big screens as chief superintendent in Gurinder Chadha’s comedy movie, It’s a Wonderful Afterlife.

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JP Hooper

Played by Tobi Bakare

Born in London in 1989, Tobi mastered his thespian craft at London’s Identity School of Acting (IDSA) and has gained acclaim as an actor of both stage and screen.

He has made impressions on London’s theatrical landscape, starring in productions of Ain’t No Law Against Fish ‘n Chips and Reflection at the Royal Court Theatre, Utopia at Soho Theatre, Greenland at the National Theatre and Crawling in the Dark at the Almeida Theatre.

In addition to playing diligent new cop on the block JP Hooper in Death in Paradise, Tobi’s other TV roles include Chuks Akinade in Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel (a remake of the hit Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge), and Jamie in Sky1’s firefighter drama The Smoke. He has also clocked up credits for appearances in such popular BBC shows as Silent Witness, Holby City and The Shadow Line.

In 2015, Tobi hit big screens starring as Marv alongside Colin Firth, Samuel L Jackson and Michael Caine in Matthew Vaughn’s spy action-comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Next on...

Episode 1, Series 5

Saturday December 16 at 18:30

Death at Sea

DI Goodman and his team investigate the murder of a millionaire philanthropist who was found dead on his own yacht while the only suspects were all SCUBA diving on the reef below. 1/8

Episode 2, Series 5

Saturday December 16 at 19:30

Rule Britannia

The governor of Saint Marie is poisoned at her own leaving party. Could the murder have something to do with an uninhabited island that had recently been reclaimed by the French? 2/8

Episode 1, Series 5

Saturday December 16 at 23:20

Death at Sea

DI Goodman and his team investigate the murder of a millionaire philanthropist who was found dead on his own yacht while the only suspects were all SCUBA diving on the reef below. 1/8

Episode 2, Series 5

Sunday December 17 at 00:15

Rule Britannia

The governor of Saint Marie is poisoned at her own leaving party. Could the murder have something to do with an uninhabited island that had recently been reclaimed by the French? 2/8

Episode 1, Series 5

Sunday December 17 at 15:50

Death at Sea

DI Goodman and his team investigate the murder of a millionaire philanthropist who was found dead on his own yacht while the only suspects were all SCUBA diving on the reef below. 1/8

Episode 2, Series 5

Sunday December 17 at 16:55

Rule Britannia

The governor of Saint Marie is poisoned at her own leaving party. Could the murder have something to do with an uninhabited island that had recently been reclaimed by the French? 2/8

Episode 3, Series 5

Saturday December 23 at 19:00

Killer Heels

DI Goodman and the team are baffled when a young model is strangled in the middle of a fashion show and all of the suspects have seemingly concrete alibis. 3/8

Episode 4, Series 5

Saturday December 23 at 20:00

From Beyond the Grave

The team must find evidence to rule out death by natural causes after Dwayne receives a text message from a deceased local barber - whose mobile phone was buried with him. 4/8

Episode 3, Series 5

Saturday December 23 at 23:00

Killer Heels

DI Goodman and the team are baffled when a young model is strangled in the middle of a fashion show and all of the suspects have seemingly concrete alibis. 3/8

Episode 4, Series 5

Sunday December 24 at 00:00

From Beyond the Grave

The team must find evidence to rule out death by natural causes after Dwayne receives a text message from a deceased local barber - whose mobile phone was buried with him. 4/8

Episode 3, Series 5

Sunday December 24 at 14:05

Killer Heels

DI Goodman and the team are baffled when a young model is strangled in the middle of a fashion show and all of the suspects have seemingly concrete alibis. 3/8

Episode 4, Series 5

Sunday December 24 at 15:05

From Beyond the Grave

The team must find evidence to rule out death by natural causes after Dwayne receives a text message from a deceased local barber - whose mobile phone was buried with him. 4/8

Episode 5, Series 5

Saturday December 30 at 19:00

Death of a Tourist

Humphrey's Aunt Mary comes to visit, but she soon finds herself the only witness to the murder of a fellow tourist - who was seemingly thrown from his balcony in the middle of the night…

Episode 6, Series 5

Saturday December 30 at 20:00

Kitchen Killers

The team enter the high-pressure world of fine dining when a well-known chef is murdered at the launch party of his new restaurant. Meanwhile, Florence gives DI Goodman a lesson in…

Episode 5, Series 5

Saturday December 30 at 23:40

Death of a Tourist

Humphrey's Aunt Mary comes to visit, but she soon finds herself the only witness to the murder of a fellow tourist - who was seemingly thrown from his balcony in the middle of the night…

Episode 6, Series 5

Sunday December 31 at 00:35

Kitchen Killers

The team enter the high-pressure world of fine dining when a well-known chef is murdered at the launch party of his new restaurant. Meanwhile, Florence gives DI Goodman a lesson in…

Episode 5, Series 5

Sunday December 31 at 13:00

Death of a Tourist

Humphrey's Aunt Mary comes to visit, but she soon finds herself the only witness to the murder of a fellow tourist - who was seemingly thrown from his balcony in the middle of the night…

Episode 6, Series 5

Sunday December 31 at 14:00

Kitchen Killers

The team enter the high-pressure world of fine dining when a well-known chef is murdered at the launch party of his new restaurant. Meanwhile, Florence gives DI Goodman a lesson in…

Episode 5, Series 5

Thursday January 4 at 14:55

Death of a Tourist

Humphrey's Aunt Mary comes to visit, but she soon finds herself the only witness to the murder of a fellow tourist - who was seemingly thrown from his balcony in the middle of the night…

Episode 6, Series 5

Thursday January 4 at 15:55

Kitchen Killers

The team enter the high-pressure world of fine dining when a well-known chef is murdered at the launch party of his new restaurant. Meanwhile, Florence gives DI Goodman a lesson in…

Episode 7, Series 5

Saturday January 6 at 18:30

Hearts of Darkness

When a marine salvage hunter is killed, the evidence seems to point to a man who seems to have a concrete alibi. Meanwhile, Dwayne organises JP's stag do... what could possibly go wrong…

Episode 8, Series 5

Saturday January 6 at 19:30

The Backpack Killer

The team is faced with an impossible murder when a young backpacker is shot dead inside a sealed room. Meanwhile, it's the day of JP's wedding - but will he make it to the alter? 8/8

Episode 7, Series 5

Saturday January 6 at 23:35

Hearts of Darkness

When a marine salvage hunter is killed, the evidence seems to point to a man who seems to have a concrete alibi. Meanwhile, Dwayne organises JP's stag do... what could possibly go wrong…

Episode 8, Series 5

Sunday January 7 at 00:35

The Backpack Killer

The team is faced with an impossible murder when a young backpacker is shot dead inside a sealed room. Meanwhile, it's the day of JP's wedding - but will he make it to the alter? 8/8

Episode 7, Series 5

Sunday January 7 at 13:00

Hearts of Darkness

When a marine salvage hunter is killed, the evidence seems to point to a man who seems to have a concrete alibi. Meanwhile, Dwayne organises JP's stag do... what could possibly go wrong…

Episode 8, Series 5

Sunday January 7 at 14:00

The Backpack Killer

The team is faced with an impossible murder when a young backpacker is shot dead inside a sealed room. Meanwhile, it's the day of JP's wedding - but will he make it to the alter? 8/8

Episode 7, Series 5

Monday January 8 at 15:55

Hearts of Darkness

When a marine salvage hunter is killed, the evidence seems to point to a man who seems to have a concrete alibi. Meanwhile, Dwayne organises JP's stag do... what could possibly go wrong…

Episode 8, Series 5

Monday January 8 at 16:55

The Backpack Killer

The team is faced with an impossible murder when a young backpacker is shot dead inside a sealed room. Meanwhile, it's the day of JP's wedding - but will he make it to the alter? 8/8

Episode 8, Series 5

Tuesday January 9 at 15:55

The Backpack Killer

The team is faced with an impossible murder when a young backpacker is shot dead inside a sealed room. Meanwhile, it's the day of JP's wedding - but will he make it to the alter? 8/8

Episode 4, Series 4

Thursday January 11 at 14:55

Episode 4

When a bride-to-be is killed on the last night of her hen party, DI Goodman tries to unravel a seemingly impossible murder. 4/8

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