List of Death in Paradise episodes

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Death in Paradise was first commissioned in 2010 by the BBC and originally starred Ben Miller as D.I. Richard Poole and Sara Martins as D.S. Camille Bordey. The first series began airing in October 2011. The show was recommissioned and a second series aired in January 2013. A third series was confirmed in February 2013 and aired in January 2014.[1] Miller, who had previously announced he would be leaving the show, left after the first episode and was replaced by Kris Marshall.[2]

On 28 February 2014, BBC confirmed that Death in Paradise would return for a fourth series, which began filming in May 2014 and was broadcast in early 2015.[3] Sara Martins left midway through the series four and was replaced by French actress Joséphine Jobert, as the character Florence Cassell, Jobert's first English speaking role.[4][5] In February 2015, a fifth series, which began airing in 2016, was confirmed, while a sixth series was confirmed in February 2016 and began airing in early 2017. To date, 48 episodes have aired. Kris Marshall left before two final episodes of series 6 and was replaced by Ardal O'Hanlon.

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired Average UK viewers
(in millions)[6][7]
First aired Last aired
1 8 25 October 2011 (2011-10-25) 13 December 2011 (2011-12-13) 5.89
2 8 8 January 2013 (2013-01-08) 26 February 2013 (2013-02-26) 7.67
3 8 14 January 2014 (2014-01-14) 4 March 2014 (2014-03-04) 8.46
4 8 8 January 2015 (2015-01-08) 26 February 2015 (2015-02-26) 9.03
5 8 7 January 2016 (2016-01-07) 25 February 2016 (2016-02-25) 8.67
6 8 5 January 2017 (2017-01-05) 23 February 2017 (2017-02-23) 9.10


Viewing figures from Broadcasters' Audience Research Board.[6] Although the BBC website does not provide episode titles, Netflix does.[8]

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
1 1 "Death in Paradise" Charles Palmer Robert Thorogood 25 October 2011 (2011-10-25) 6.78

D.I. Richard Poole arrives on the tropical isle of Saint Marie to investigate the death of a fellow British detective.

First appearance of Ben Miller as D.I. Richard Poole, Sara Martins as D.S. Camille Bordey, Danny John-Jules as Officer Dwayne Myers, Gary Carr as Officer Fidel Best and Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson.

Guest starring Lenora Crichlow, Rupert Graves, Hugo Speer and Sean Maguire
2 2 "Wicked Wedding Night" Roger Goldby Robert Thorogood 1 November 2011 (2011-11-01) 6.53

A bride dies minutes after her wedding, with matters being complicated when another person is killed.

First appearance of Élizabeth Bourgine as Catherine Bordey.

Guest starring Frances Barber, Luke Allen-Gale, Robert Pugh, Paterson Joseph, Alice Henley and Matt Di Angelo
3 3 "Predicting Murder" Charles Palmer Robert Thorogood 8 November 2011 (2011-11-08) 5.31

A woman predicts her own murder and describes her killer, resulting in Poole getting involved in another unsolved case.

Guest starring Nicholas Farrell, Clare Holman, Michael Maloney and Mona Hammond
4 4 "Missing a Body?" Roger Goldby James Payne 15 November 2011 (2011-11-15) 5.82

A woman confesses to murdering her husband but the lack of a body brings her claim into question.

Guest starring Miranda Raison, Emma Fielding, Derek Riddell and Neil Stuke
5 5 "Spot the Difference" Alfred Lot Harry Holmes 22 November 2011 (2011-11-22) 5.45

Escorting a convicted fraudster on the ferry back to Saint Marie goes disastrously wrong when the man is stabbed to death while handcuffed to Poole much to his embarrassment, the wrath of the commissioner and the bemusement of his team; with a myriad of suspects, Poole has an impossible case to solve and the unwanted help from an amateur sleuth.

Guest starring Colin Salmon, Sophie Winkleman, Sarah Smart, Lee Boardman and Alistair Petrie
6 6 "An Unhelpful Aid" Alfred Lot Robert Thorogood 29 November 2011 (2011-11-29) 5.30

Dwayne and Fidel have to solve the murder of a diver while Poole is ill, Camille is away, and their substitute inspector proves difficult to work with.

Guest starring Shirley Henderson, Lisa Faulkner, Sean Gallagher, Kieran O'Brien, and O-T Fagbenle
7 7 "Music of Murder" Paul Harrison Jack Lothian 6 December 2011 (2011-12-06) 5.66

A band member is murdered at the band's comeback gig.

Guest starring Keith Duffy, Adrian Dunbar, Ray Fearon, Robbie Gee and Sarita Choudhury
8 8 "Amongst Us" Paul Harrison Robert Thorogood 13 December 2011 (2011-12-13) 6.29

Dwayne is framed for murder.

Guest starring John Thomson, Adrian Dunbar and Danny Webb

Series 2 (2013)[edit]

Filming for Series 2 finished in October 2012 and aired on 8 January 2013 on BBC1.[9]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
9 1 "A Murder on the Plantation" Keith Boak Delinda Jacobs 8 January 2013 (2013-01-08) 8.20

A plantation owner is discovered murdered and Poole has far too many suspects to sort through.

Guest starring James Cosmo, David Ajala, Estella Daniels, Lucian Msamati, Tom Ward and Stephanie Beacham
10 2 "An Unholy Death" Alrick Riley Colin Bytheway 15 January 2013 (2013-01-15) 7.84

A nun is found dead inside a locked room. Poole suspects murder.

Guest starring Patrick Baladi, Kenneth Cranham, Gemma Jones, Rowena King and Caroline Langrishe
11 3 "Death in the Clinic" David O'Neill Dan Sefton 22 January 2013 (2013-01-22) 7.98

A woman is murdered at a luxury health clinic in a manner that suggests suicide, with Poole's primary evidence to the contrary being the very expensive cup of tea she made before her death.

Guest starring James Fleet, Cherie Lunghi, Nathaniel Martello-White, Emma Pierson and Shaun Parkes
12 4 "A Deadly Curse" Alrick Riley Robert Thorogood 29 January 2013 (2013-01-29) 7.68

A member of a treasure hunting group is murdered.

Guest starring Kelly Adams, Michael Brandon, Jonathan Cake, Ben Turner, Bryan Dick and Pip Torrens
13 5 "Murder Onboard" Keith Boak Jack Lothian 5 February 2013 (2013-02-05) 7.21

Camille's best friend Aimee, a Calypso singer, is murdered in the middle of her act on a boat.

Guest starring Dexter Fletcher, Jamelia, Amanda Mealing and Jonny Phillips (actor)
14 6 "A Dash of Sunshine" Alrick Riley Colin Bytheway 12 February 2013 (2013-02-12) 7.49

A tourist is found dead in what appears to be a bungled robbery.

Guest starring Michele Austin, Ralf Little, James Murray, Neil Pearson, Hannah Spearritt, Kim Thomson and Matilda Ziegler
15 7 "A Stormy Occurrence" David O'Neill James Payne 19 February 2013 (2013-02-19) 7.42

A Meteorologist dies during Hurricane Irma (which is constantly compared to "the Great Storm of 1987"), with clues suggesting that the killer changed the time code on their camera to provide them with an alibi, but it still proves difficult to determine motive and opportunity.

Guest Starring Ben Batt, Stephen Boxer, Lolita Chakrabarti, Gemma Chan, Mathew Horne and Jo Woodcock
16 8 "A Deadly Party" Alrick Riley Robert Thorogood 26 February 2013 (2013-02-26) 7.50

A fraudster is murdered, but everyone has an alibi.

Guest Starring Jamie Davis, Lucy Davis, Julie Graham, Lucien Laviscount and Sean Pertwee

Series 3 (2014)[edit]

On 12 February 2013, after high ratings for the second series, Death in Paradise was re-commissioned for a third series, which began airing on 14 January 2014.[10] Miller exited the show during the first episode of the series as his character was killed off.

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
17 1 "Death of a Detective" Cilla Ware Robert Thorogood 14 January 2014 (2014-01-14) 8.69

Richard Poole is murdered while attending a reunion of friends with whom he attended Cambridge University. Humphrey Goodman lands on the island to help the team cope with Poole's death and also to find out who killed Poole.

Last appearance of Ben Miller as D.I. Richard Poole and first appearance of Kris Marshall as D.I. Humphrey Goodman.

Guest starring Helen Baxendale, Mark Bazeley, Tim Dutton and Sophie Thompson
18 2 "The Wrong Man" Cilla Ware Daisy Coulam 21 January 2014 (2014-01-21) 8.46

A killer murders the wrong person on a film set, the intended target needs to be identified before the killer strikes again.

Guest starring Peter Bankole, Peter Davison, Michelle Ryan, Phoebe Thomas, Rhys Thomas and Hannah Tointon
19 3 "An Artistic Murder" Dusan Lazarevic Paul Logue 28 January 2014 (2014-01-28) 8.04

A local gigolo is murdered during a gathering of the social elite of Saint Marie. Fidel has to investigate the death of his old school friend.

Guest starring Steven Cole, Tristan Gemmill, Vinette Robinson, Adrian Scarborough, Josette Simon and Sharon Small
20 4 "Ye of Little Faith" Dusan Lazarevic Ian Kershaw 4 February 2014 (2014-02-04) 8.45

An air stewardess is poisoned in her hotel bedroom. Her fellow pilots and cabin crew are the chief suspects.

Guest starring Sophie Colquhoun, Kathryn Drysdale, Felicite Du Jeu, Chris Geere, Raza Jaffrey and Daniel Lapaine
21 5 "Political Suicide" Robert Quinn Robert Thorogood 11 February 2014 (2014-02-11) 8.84

The scandal ridden Saint Marie Commerce Minister is discovered dead and Camille's long-lost father is implicated in the case.

Guest starring Eriq Ebouaney, Haydn Gwynne, James Musgrave, Clarke Peters, Simon Shepherd and Nina Toussaint-White
22 6 "The Early Bird" Robert Quinn JC Wilsher & Simon Winstone 18 February 2014 (2014-02-18) 8.27

A bird-watcher is murdered in the Saint Marie jungle, with all of the suspects having an alibi.

Guest starring Samuel Anderson, Paul Barber, William Beck, Mark Heap, Richard Huw, Hannah John-Kamen, Lisa Kay and Ciarán McMenamin
23 7 "The Man with the Golden Gun" Richard Signy Jack Lothian 25 February 2014 (2014-02-25) 8.40

While investigating a murder at a privately owned island, a change in the weather traps the team on the island with the killer.

Guest starring Jimmy Akingbola, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Joseph Marcell, Chris Obi and Caroline Proust
24 8 "Rue Morgue" Richard Signy Robert Thorogood 4 March 2014 (2014-03-04) 8.52

An apparent suicide at a retirement home, soon becomes a murder hunt. Fidel Best is offered a new promotion and Goodman's estranged wife arrives on the island hoping to reconcile.

Last appearance of Gary Carr as Fidel Best.

Guest starring Morven Christie, Joanna David, Phil Davis, Michele Dotrice, Kate Fahy, Phillip Jackson, Sarah Niles and Rupert Vansittart

Series 4 (2015)[edit]

On 28 February 2014, BBC confirmed that Death in Paradise would return for a fourth series, which began filming in May 2014 and began airing on 8 January 2015. Martins left the show after the fourth episode, as her character was transferred to Paris.

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
25 1 "Stab In The Dark" Richard Signy Robert Thorogood 8 January 2015 (2015-01-08) 9.26

The owner of a rum distillery is murdered during a seance, stabbed in the back, while all five of the participants are holding hands to summon the ghost of a dead woman. With Sergeant Best transferred to St Lucia, Commissioner Patterson decides to make up the numbers to assist Goodman until Best's replacement arrives.

First appearance of Joséphine Jobert as Florence Cassel.

Guest starring Sharon D. Clarke, Don Gilet, Natalie Gumede, Cornell S. John, Royce Pierreson and James Wilby
26 2 "Hidden Secrets" Richard Signy Simon Winstone 15 January 2015 (2015-01-15) 8.83

When the owner of a failing surf school is found shot dead, in the chest at close range, in a locked room; the only suspects are his wife, his best friend, and the three pupils staying at the school. When a recently taken out life policy is discovered, suicide seems the only possibility until the relationships of the suspects are taken into account.

Guest starring Hetti Bywater, Simon Day, Joel Fry, Claire Goose, Dean Lennox Kelly, Will Mellor and Paul Sculfor
27 3 "Damned If You Do..." David O'Neill Tom Higgins 22 January 2015 (2015-01-22) 8.78

Humphrey receives a phone call from the President of the Saint Marie Heritage Society that someone is trying to kill him. An hour later he is dead and the other members are all suffering from food poisoning, from Water Hemlock, after eating a stew based on a 15th century recipe. An autopsy reveals the President has died from a higher concentration of Water Hemlock than the other members despite eating the same amount of food. Humphrey suspects one of the society members; and the president's journal is missing. Humphrey's attempt to express his feelings for Camille goes wrong and he is shocked when she tells him of a job offer from the Paris police.

Guest starring David Bamber, Katarina Cas, Georges Corraface, Tyger Drew-Honey, Adrian Lukis and Amanda Root
28 4 "Until Death Do You Part" David O'Neill Rebecca Wojciechowski 29 January 2015 (2015-01-29) 9.11

A bride-to-be is found drowned in her hotel bath on the last night of her hen party. Humphrey suspects she knew her murderer; one of her three bride-maids who all have alibis from the hotel CCTV. The only clues are salt crystals around the bath and a wine bottle cork on the floor. Humphrey, after much soul-searching and realising her ambitious nature, signs the papers allowing Camille to leave for a new job in Paris.

Last appearance of Sara Martins as D.S. Camille Bordey.

Guest starring William Ash, Ali Bastian, Rosie Cavaliero, Susannah Fielding, Amy Nuttall and Leo Starr
29 5 "Swimming In Murder" Paul Murphy Ian Kershaw 5 February 2015 (2015-02-05) 8.89

The lead singer of a recently reformed rock band is electrocuted in the swimming pool of the recording studio and home of the record producer. The three other members of the band, the record producer and band manager all have reasons to kill him but were all in the studio at the time of death and Humphrey's only clue is a dead Click Beetle, by the pool, that is non-native to Saint Marie.

First appearance of Tobi Bakare as Officer J.P. Hooper. First time that the previously uniformed Officer (Sergeant) Florence Cassell is seen in casual clothes and credited as Detective Sergeant (DS).

Guest starring Steve Evets, Trevor Laird, Francis Magee, Nick Moran, Neil Morrissey and Sally Phillips
30 6 "The Perfect Murder" Paul Murphy Mark Brotherhood 12 February 2015 (2015-02-12) 8.85

When one of the finalists in an inter-island volleyball tournament is found dead in the back of a jeep, stabbed in the heart and holding a mobile phone, Humphrey suspects her teammate, her two opponents and their respective coaches. The suspects all have perfect alibis, being six kilometres from where the body was found and the investigation leads to match-fixing and a corrupt politician-- a bitter rival of the Commissioner's.

Guest starring Joe Absolom, Geff Francis, Lashana Lynch, Colin McFarlane, Rochelle Neil, Holly Quin-Ankrah and Dominique Tipper
31 7 "She Was Murdered Twice" Richard Signy Dana Fainaru 19 February 2015 (2015-02-19) 9.62[a]

A company boss is shot in her bed after bringing her staff to Saint Marie for a team-building exercise. Humphrey suspects one of her staff and when one confesses to shooting her the case seems closed until the post mortem reveals she was suffocated three hours earlier. The only clues are sticky tape in padded envelope locked in a safe, a bottle of whisky and an empty glass and a victim with no fingerprints.

Guest starring Michelle Collins, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Gary Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Jason Merrells and Kaye Wragg
32 8 "Unlike Father, Unlike Son" Richard Signy Matthew Barry 26 February 2015 (2015-02-26) 8.86

In the cells of the Saint Marie court house, murder suspect Jack Harmer, awaiting trial, is shot dead by a killer that would have had to pass through three locked doors and past Dwayne and JP. Humphrey eliminates suspects to an initial three and then four, but cannot deduce how the murder was committed and what happened to the murder weapon, until he remembers ants coming through a window into the cell, leading to the solving of two murders. Humphrey's father comes to the island to convince him to come back home to Britain for his ex-wife, Sally, but watching his son solve the case realises he is happy for him to remain in Saint Marie.

Guest starring Brian Bovell, Charlie Creed-Miles, Shaun Dingwall, James Fox, Honeysuckle Weeks and Leo Wringer

Series 5 (2016)[edit]

In late-February 2015, the BBC confirmed that a fifth series had been commissioned, which began airing on 7 January 2016.[12]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
33 1 "The Complex Murder" Edward Bennett Robert Thorogood 7 January 2016 (2016-01-07) 9.24

Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman and his team are left stumped when millionaire environmentalist and scientist Dan Hagen is shot on his boat while out at sea. The evidence seems to point to a robbery gone wrong, but with no other boats reported in the area, Goodman suspects a member of Dan’s team, his wife of nine months, his ex-girlfriend, his scientist partner and a research graduate who were diving together in plain sight of one another at the time of the murder. A metal toy soldier with no fingerprints found at the scene is the only clue.

Guest starring Joshua Hill, Neve McIntosh, Julian Ovenden, Lloyd Owen and Emma Rigby
34 2 "One for the Road" Edward Bennett Dan Muirden 14 January 2016 (2016-01-14) 8.70

Saint Marie's governor, Caroline Bamber is killed at her leaving party in the house's back garden. Her champagne, handed to her by Commissioner Patterson, was poisoned with cyanide. Suspects include her staff and the French governor of nearby Saint Robert who is disputing the ownership of a small island, Spinner's Rock, claiming it to be French and not British. The secret of the island, love, death, greed, revenge, or a new road round a village could provide a clue.

Guest starring Lucy Cohu, Adetomiwa Edun, Charlotte Hope, Nigel Lindsay and Valery Schatz
35 3 "Posing in Murder" Audrey Cooke Tom Higgins 21 January 2016 (2016-01-21) 8.41

Fashion model Zoe Mackay is strangled moments after leaving the catwalk, leaving DI Goodman and his team stumped. All of her colleagues, dress designer, three other models and the photographer have watertight alibis and the backstage area was securely guarded at all times. The only clue was a stocking clasped in the victims hand. A series of catwalk photographs of the event from start to finish even provide an image of the actual murder.

Guest starring Jason Barnett, Hannah Britland, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Elarica Johnson, Paul Nicholls and Heida Reed
36 4 "A Personal Murder" Audrey Cooke Emma Goodwin 28 January 2016 (2016-01-28) 8.41

Dwayne's old mentor, Cedrik, is found dead and as he is being cremated a text message saying "I was murdered" from his phone that Dwayne had placed in the coffin, is received by Dwayne. Evidence from a pillow indicates murder. The suspects are Cedrik's three friends and his girlfriend. Goodman is also confused as to why the victim gave Dwayne a lucky necklace and had ordered a cheap mail order watch two days before he died.

Guest starring Tony Armatrading, Burt Caesar, Joan Hooley, Nimmy March, Gary McDonald and Trevor Toussaint
37 5 "Lost Identity" Roger Simonsz Robert Thorogood 4 February 2016 (2016-02-04) 8.78

Goodman's aunt Mary comes to visit him, but things take an unexpected turn when she becomes the only witness to the murder of John Green, a tourist, thrown from his balcony in the next hotel room. A check on Green's background reveals that he did not exist until five years ago and the first thing he did upon arriving was meet career criminal Neil Jenkins; resident on Saint Marie for the last nine years.

Guest starring Keith Allen, Susie Amy, Wendy Craig, Robert Daws, Fola Evans-Akingbola and Eddie Nestor
38 6 "Dishing Up Murder" Roger Simonsz Dana Fainaru 11 February 2016 (2016-02-11) 8.51

After chef Robert Holt is discovered fatally stabbed, with his body turning up in a freezer the morning after the opening of his new restaurant, DI Goodman and the team are left clueless as to who is responsible. Most of the victim's loved ones were at the event, but Humphrey realises that Holt's brother, Gary, was absent and wonders if he could have committed the crime.

Guest starring Alexander Arnold, Martin Compston, Louisa Connolly-Burnham, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Tara Fitzgerald, Dante Langlais-John-Jules, Alun Raglan and Andrew Whipp
39 7 "The Blood Red Sea" Richard Signy Will Fisher 18 February 2016 (2016-02-18) 8.57

When the salvage of the 400 year old silver coin hoard from a sunken ship is completed, the leader of a Marine Salvage team, Tosh Walker, is found dead with a stab wound to the chest. The evidence leads to prime suspect, rival treasure hunter, Newton Farrell, who argued with Walker earlier; but he is alibied by Catherine at the time that Walker's wife received a phone call from Walker claiming Farrell had stabbed him.

Guest starring Lorcan Cranitch, Jack Donnelly, Roger Griffiths, Jill Halfpenny and Ade Oyefeso
40 8 "Flames of Love" Richard Signy Matthew Barry 25 February 2016 (2016-02-25) 8.73

Sian Evans is found shot dead in her backpackers hostel showers. With a gun in her hand and her body slumped against the door, it all points to suicide. All the hostel residents are on a boat tour except for her boyfriend, the manager, a woman missing from her home in Wales and Leo, a recent arrival. Humphrey and the team discover they all had a motive to kill Evans . The only clues are her toiletries laid out and her missing towel. JP marries Rosey Fabrice and Humphrey meets an old girlfriend.

Guest starring Owain Arthur, Ariyon Bakare, Sally Bretton, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Maggie O'Neill and Tom York

Series 6 (2017)[edit]

On 24 February 2016, it was announced that the programme would return for a sixth series that will start airing in 2017.[4] Series Six began broadcasting on Thursday 5 January 2017.

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
41 1 "Erupting in Murder" Claire Winyard Dana Fainaru 5 January 2017 (2017-01-05) 9.81
The death of scientist Stephen Langham on the side of a live volcano proves a difficult case to crack for Humphrey and the team when everything appears to point to a death from natural causes. Humphrey, however, is niggled by Langham's missing torch, and suspects foul play. Langham's colleagues, Victoria (Natasha Little), Bethan (Emily Taaffe) and his brother Daniel (Douglas Hodge) all have rock solid alibis for the murder, having been clocked in at the local research centre using an entry card system. The only suspect outside of the centre, Mayor Joseph Richards (Cyril Nri), an arch enemy of Commissioner Patterson, claims he was in Guadeloupe on the night of the murder - leaving Humphrey and the team baffled as to who the murderer could be.
42 2 "The Secret of the Flame Tree" Jermain Julien Kelly Jones 12 January 2017 (2017-01-12) 9.39
Florence finds herself emotionally involved in a case when a former schoolmate, Esther Monroe, is found dead at the foot of a cliff during a literary festival. The prime suspects for the murder include Sylvie Baptiste (Angela Wynter), writer of the infamous local novel The Flame Tree; her assistant, Patricia Lawrence (Monica Dolan); and festival organisers Anna (Fiona Allen) and Oliver Wolf (Ramon Tikaram). Whilst searching for possible witnesses to the murder, Dwayne and JP come across a frightened woman living in a wooden shack on the outskirts of Sylvie Baptiste's estate. When Florence discovers that the woman may in fact be Sylvie's long-lost sister Lizzie (Caroline Lee-Johnson), a possible motive for Esther's murder comes to light.
43 3 "The Impossible Murder" Claire Winyard Alex Walker 19 January 2017 (2017-01-19) 8.91
Humphrey and Martha's romantic weekend at the remote Hotel Cecile is disrupted by the murder of hotel owner Charlie Taylor (Mark Powley) on the first night of their stay. Humphrey's dilemma, however, is that the only access to the victim's bedroom is via the main staircase, which he had his eyes on the entire time. With no other points of access, Humphrey is bewildered as to how the murderer managed to attack Charlie and leave the room unnoticed. Suspicion initially falls upon hotel receptionist Irie Johnson (Kingsley Ben-Adir), whom Charlie discovered was masterminding a racket involving the cloning of customer's credit cards. Charlie's brother, Elliot (Jason Hughes), however, appears to have more than one motive for murder.
44 4 "Stumped in Murder" Jermain Julien Dan Muirden 26 January 2017 (2017-01-26) 8.67
The president of the local cricket club is found shot dead in the middle of the pitch after a recent victory. Suspicion falls on his family and fellow players, but all of them have an alibi. JP thinks Dwayne is keeping something from him and wonders how well he knows his friend, and Humphrey dreads Martha's imminent departure from the island.
45 5 "Man Overboard – Part One" Richard Signy Robert Thorogood 2 February 2017 (2017-02-02) 8.82

A man is found murdered on his boat five miles out at sea, with no possible way a killer could have escaped. At first Humphrey turns his attention to the small group he was with the night before he died - but as the investigation deepens, the investigation takes an unexpected turn that requires the team to leave the comfort of their Caribbean island - and go searching for their suspects in London.

First appearance of Ardal O'Hanlon as D.I. Jack Mooney.
46 6 "Man Overboard – Part Two" Richard Signy Robert Thorogood 9 February 2017 (2017-02-09) 9.23

The second of a two-part story picks up where things left off last week, with Humphrey, Florence and Dwayne having swapped the sun and sand of the Caribbean for the cold and noise of London. Their latest investigation has taken them back to the detective inspector's home town - but they've hit a brick wall with the discovery of another dead body. And now they have two murders to solve. Meanwhile, Dwayne has an emotional encounter and Humphrey receives advice from an unexpected source that helps him reach a big decision.

Last appearance of Kris Marshall as D.I. Humphrey Goodman.
47 7 "In the Footsteps of a Killer" Richard Signy Dana Fainaru 16 February 2017 (2017-02-16) 8.97
In DI Jack Mooney's first official case in paradise, tourist Tyler McCarthy (John Ross Bowie) comes to Honoré police offering an alibi for Nadine Hunter (Olivia Llewellyn), a journalist convicted of the murder of her boss, Julie Matlock (Susannah Doyle) in 2009. With Nadine having died in prison from pneumonia, Tyler's only intention is to clear Nadine's name, and uncover the true identity of the killer. With all four of Julie's colleagues having been previously investigated and cleared, Mooney and the team have a mammoth task of breaking each of their rock solid alibis. Meanwhile, Dwayne tries to connect with an old flame during festival season on the island, but soon discovers that his memories of his former lovers may have become cross-wired.
48 8 "Murder in the Polls" Simon Delaney Will Fisher 23 February 2017 (2017-02-23) 8.96
The Saint Marie mayoral elections are thrown into disarray when one of the candidates, Victor Pearce, is stabbed to death in the polling booth while casting his vote. Fellow candidate Peter Baxter (Nicholas Gleaves), the victim's son Kemar (Ash Hunter) and polling station staff Matthew Dawson (Dominic Coleman), Edwina Bousquet and Judith Dawson all have rock-solid alibis for the time of the murder, leaving Catherine as the only remaining suspect. Convinced that their old friend could not be responsible for murder, the team look at how a missing pen and a malfunctioning fan could be bigger clues as to how the murder actually took place. Meanwhile, DI Mooney is forced to make the tough decision whether or not to stay on the island as the resident detective.

As the final episode came to a close, the BBC's continuity announcer revealed that Death in Paradise would be returning for a seventh series. A new lead actor has been announced. [13]


  1. ^ This episode was moved from the normal transmission time of 9:00pm to 8.25pm due to the two EastEnders 30th anniversary episodes that evening which were placed before and after this episode, receiving a ratings boost as a result.[11]


  1. ^ "Death in Paradise series three confirmed". Radio Times. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Cole, Tom (9 April 2013). "Ben Miller to be replaced by Kris Marshall on Death in Paradise. On Thursday 2nd February 2017, Marshall announced he would be leaving the role as cast lead due to personal reasons and will be replaced by Father Ted actor, Ardal O' Hanlon.". Radio Times. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Call the Midwife, Death in Paradise renewed for new series by BBC One". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Lee, Ben (24 February 2016). "Death in Paradise will be back for a sixth series on BBC One". Digital Spy. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Death in Paradise - Florence Cassell - BBC One". Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Weekly Top 30 Programmes". Retrieved 7 September 2010.  (No permanent link available. Search for relevant dates.)
  7. ^ 28 day data.
  8. ^ "Netflix". Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  9. ^ Brown, David (13 December 2012). "Death in Paradise series two - date and timeslot confirmed". Radio Times. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Death In Paradise Series 3 start date confirmed". Cult Box. 20 December 2013. Archived from the original on 22 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Death in Paradise passes 7m for BBC One on EastEnders anniversary night". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  12. ^ Death in Paradise on Facebook.
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