The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a trip to the picturesque Saint Marie for the Death in Paradise Christmas special. Join the beloved police team in a feature-length episode that promises intrigue, laughter, and a touch of Caribbean sun.
The festive fun takes a mysterious turn when Gerry Stableforth, a family man and entrepreneur played by Geoff Bell, is discovered lifeless in a ravine. His grieving family, including wife Bella (Patsy Kensit), children Benjamin (Freddy Carter) and Mariana (Amelia Clarkson), and niece Riley (Leila Khan), are left stunned. DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little), DS Naomi Thomas (Shantol Jackson), Officer Marlon Pryce (Tahj Miles), and Trainee Officer Darlene Curtis (Ginny Holder) dive into the investigation, unraveling the enigma behind Gerry's death.
As the plot thickens, the family's digital marketing guru, Debbie Clumson (Bronagh Waugh), vanishes without a trace, adding an extra layer of complexity to the case. Debbie's partner, the determined Dave (Youssef Kerkour), embarks on a quest to uncover the truth about her disappearance.
Amidst the investigative chaos, Neville's vivacious mum, Melanie (Doon Mackichan), jets off to Saint Marie for a sunny Christmas with her son. A burgeoning friendship with Catherine Bordey (Élizabeth Bourgine) adds a delightful twist to the island's dating scene. However, Melanie has some heartfelt advice for Neville, who grapples with the idea that love might be elusive for him.
Taking cues from Neville's mum, DS Naomi Thomas endeavors to strike a balance between work and personal life. But as the Christmas party approaches, will her attempt at self-discovery lead to awkward moments with a close friend? And could Neville be the unintentional party pooper at Commissioner Selwyn Patterson's (Don Warrington) grand Christmas lights switch-on?
Don't miss the Death in Paradise Christmas Special on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on December 26th at 9 pm. Get ready for a festive treat that blends mystery, humor, and the idyllic backdrop of Saint Marie!