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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.

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Monday January 20 at 14:45

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Episode 6, Series 6

Monday January 20 at 15:50

Series 6, Episode 6

The team race against the clock in London to solve two murders after their prime suspect is found dead. 6/8

Episode 7, Series 6

Tuesday January 21 at 14:45

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When a tourist claims to alibi a woman convicted for murder seven years ago, the team are forced to reopen the case. 7/8

Episode 8, Series 6

Tuesday January 21 at 15:50

Series 6, Episode 8

Saint Marie's mayoral elections are thrown into disarray when one of the candidates is stabbed in his polling booth whilst casting his vote. 8/8

Episode 1, Series 7

Wednesday January 22 at 14:50

Series 7, Episode 1

DI Mooney and his team are tested when a hotel billionaire's fiancée falls from a balcony the day before her lavish wedding and everything points to suicide... except for the fact that…

Episode 2, Series 7

Wednesday January 22 at 15:55

Series 7, Episode 2

The team enter the high-stakes world of professional poker tournaments, when the favourite to win is poisoned mid-game. As fellow players are confined to their seats for the entire…

Episode 3, Series 7

Thursday January 23 at 15:15

Series 7, Episode 3

When famous thriller author Frank O'Toole is found stabbed through the heart in the middle of the ocean, Jack and his team uncover a murder plot worthy of one of his novels. 3/8

Episode 4, Series 7

Thursday January 23 at 16:10

Series 7, Episode 4

Jack finds himself embroiled in the mysterious world of faith healing when a woman is poisoned during a ceremony and all evidence points to the arrogant healer himself. 4/8

Episode 3, Series 7

Thursday January 23 at 23:10

Series 7, Episode 3

When famous thriller author Frank O'Toole is found stabbed through the heart in the middle of the ocean, Jack and his team uncover a murder plot worthy of one of his novels. 3/8

Episode 5, Series 7

Friday January 24 at 15:15

Series 7, Episode 5

The island's Day of the Dead celebrations are cut short by a woman's death and Jack and his team must navigate the waters of the elitist Yacht Club in order to catch the killer. 5/8

Episode 6, Series 7

Friday January 24 at 16:10

Series 7, Episode 6

The leader of a spiritual retreat is found strangled and Jack and the team are confounded by the fact that all their suspects were in a meditation circle at the time of the murder.…

Episode 5, Series 6

Saturday January 25 at 12:55

Series 6, Episode 5

The first episode of this two-part special sees an investigation into the death of an enigmatic boat captain propel Humphrey, Dwayne and Florence to London in pursuit of their suspects…

Episode 3, Series 6

Saturday January 25 at 23:10

Series 6, Episode 3

Humphrey and Martha's romantic weekend at the remote Hotel Cecile is disrupted by the murder of the hotel owner on the first night of their stay. 3/8

Episode 6, Series 6

Sunday January 26 at 12:50

Series 6, Episode 6

The team race against the clock in London to solve two murders after their prime suspect is found dead. 6/8

Episode 7, Series 7

Monday January 27 at 14:50

Series 7, Episode 7

Long-buried memories are raked up for JP when someone from his past is caught red-handed at a murder scene and Jack must unravel a complex mystery to find the truth. 7/8

Episode 8, Series 7

Monday January 27 at 15:50

Series 7, Episode 8

When the lead guitarist of a popular reggae band is murdered, Jack and his team must crack a cold case that has haunted the Commissioner for years before they can arrest the killer…

Episode 1, Series 8

Tuesday January 28 at 14:50

Series 8, Episode 1

When a passenger is stabbed on the express bus to Honore, Jack and his team are baffled. No-one left their seat, so how on earth did they commit murder? 1/8

Episode 2, Series 8

Tuesday January 28 at 15:50

Series 8, Episode 2

DI Jack Mooney and the team enter a nest of vipers when zoo owner Xander Shepherd is poisoned by a tranquiliser dart in the middle of the zoo grounds, leaving the family-run business…

Episode 3, Series 8

Wednesday January 29 at 15:10

Series 8, Episode 3

Jack and the team are mystified when the TV presenter of a holiday programme is found drowned. 3/8

Episode 4, Series 8

Wednesday January 29 at 16:05

Series 8, Episode 4

In the wake of his father's death, Benedict Dacre rules the roost at the Paradise Skies Coffee plantation - but all is not plain sailing. 4/8

Episode 5, Series 8

Thursday January 30 at 15:20

Series 8, Episode 5

In this first episode of a two-part special, a shadow is cast over a small fishing community in the village of Belle Mer when their festival queen 'Mama D'Mer' Tiana, is murdered. 5/8

Episode 6, Series 8

Thursday January 30 at 16:10

Series 8, Episode 6

In the second episode of this two-part special, the Honoré police team are left stunned by another murder which is connected to the Tiana case. 6/8

Episode 5, Series 8

Thursday January 30 at 23:10

Series 8, Episode 5

In this first episode of a two-part special, a shadow is cast over a small fishing community in the village of Belle Mer when their festival queen 'Mama D'Mer' Tiana, is murdered. 5/8

Episode 7, Series 8

Friday January 31 at 15:20

Series 8, Episode 7

Saint Marie mourns when radio legend Dezzie Dixon is murdered live on air, and Jack must unravel a complex mystery to find the culprit. 7/8

Episode 8, Series 8

Friday January 31 at 16:10

Series 8, Episode 8

When a storm hits Saint Marie the Police Station becomes a crime scene. A man is found dead, locked inside, but how did he get in there and how did the killer escape without touching…

Episode 7, Series 6

Saturday February 1 at 12:55

Series 6, Episode 7

When a tourist claims to alibi a woman convicted for murder seven years ago, the team are forced to reopen the case. 7/8

Episode 7, Series 6

Saturday February 1 at 23:10

Series 6, Episode 7

When a tourist claims to alibi a woman convicted for murder seven years ago, the team are forced to reopen the case. 7/8

Episode 8, Series 6

Sunday February 2 at 12:50

Series 6, Episode 8

Saint Marie's mayoral elections are thrown into disarray when one of the candidates is stabbed in his polling booth whilst casting his vote. 8/8

Episode 1, Series 1

Monday February 3 at 16:10

Series 1, Episode 1

When a British cop is found murdered in a locked room on the paradise island of Saint-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole is sent to investigate. 1/8

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday February 4 at 12:00

Series 1, Episode 1

When a British cop is found murdered in a locked room on the paradise island of Saint-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole is sent to investigate. 1/8

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