As the Christmas countdown commences in the quaint town of Shipton Abbott, a series of peculiar burglaries leaves residents baffled and on edge. Join DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) and DS Esther Williams (Zahra Ahmadi) as they dive into the mystery of these unconventional break-ins in the "Beyond Paradise Christmas Special," a holiday episode that has the town abuzz with curiosity.
Intriguingly, the burglaries aren't your typical smash-and-grab scenarios. The detectives find themselves at a loss, armed with only a mysterious pile of ash at each crime scene. As they attempt to crack the case, the pressure mounts with CS Charlie Woods (Jade Harrison) and Police HQ closely monitoring their every move. Will the small station team prove their worth, or is the beloved station in danger of closure?
While Office Support Margo Martins (Felicity Montagu) adds a festive touch to the station office, PC Kelby Hartford (Dylan Llewellyn) finds himself tasked with an unexpected duty – babysitting a mischievous young shoplifter who goes by the name of Rishi Sunak, adding a dose of humor to the investigation.
Amidst the Christmas market festivities, Esther's teenage daughter, Zoe (Melina Sinadinou), reluctantly embraces the holiday spirit by working in Santa's Grotto dressed as an elf. And as the town buzzes with seasonal cheer, Martha (Sally Bretton) finds herself contemplating the future during a chance encounter that could hold significant implications for her and Humphrey.
This holiday episode of "Beyond Paradise" is brimming with talent, featuring James Fleet, Amalia Vitale, Kulvinder Ghir, Sheila Reid, Chris Jenks, Eva Feiler, and Bellowhead. Get ready for a delightful blend of mystery, mischief, and Christmas magic.