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Thursday 25 January 2024

"Death in Paradise" Returns: Sun, Sand, and Crime-Solving in the Caribbean

Get ready for another thrilling season of sunshine, murder mysteries, and quirky detectives as the beloved BBC crime drama "Death in Paradise" returns with its new series on Sunday, 4th February. Produced by Red Planet Pictures, the show has become a fan-favorite, offering a perfect blend of captivating cases, stunning Caribbean landscapes, and a touch of humor.

The core cast, featuring Ralf Little as DI Neville Parker, Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson, Shantol Jackson as DS Naomi Thomas, Tahj Miles as Officer Marlon Pryce, Ginny Holder as Trainee Officer Darlene Curtis, and √Člizabeth Bourgine as Catherine Bordey, is back to solve a fresh set of ingenious cases on the fictional island of Saint Marie.

The series kicks off with its milestone 100th episode, celebrating Commissioner Selwyn Patterson's fifty years of police service. However, the festivities take a dark turn when the Commissioner is shot by a mysterious assassin, leaving the team and the island in shock. The landmark episode features guest stars including Sean Maguire, who returns to reprise his role since the show's first-ever episode in 2011.

As the series unfolds, viewers can expect a mix of joy and drama, with Marlon facing decisions about his future, Naomi enjoying a double date with Darlene, and Catherine getting entangled in a murder case involving an old friend. New and returning faces grace the shores of Saint Marie, and Neville faces a pivotal decision in his life. The season promises a deadly game of bingo, a poisoning at a cookery competition, death during a blackout, and a mystifying murder in a lift.

"Death in Paradise" continues its tradition of bringing in an array of guest stars, adding to the excitement. The thirteenth year welcomes talents like Hayley Mills, Ellie Haddington, Kate Robbins, Pearce Quigley, Ronni Ancona, Richard Fleeshman, and many more. The series maintains its reputation for delivering magnificent murder mysteries, mind-boggling puzzles, and unexpected plot twists that keep audiences guessing.

The show's success isn't confined to the UK; it has garnered a massive international fan base, being licensed to over 230 territories across the globe. Recently, the franchise expanded its reach with the announcement of an Australian spin-off series titled "Return to Paradise," combining the original's global appeal with a unique Australian twist.

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