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Beyond Paradise 2 Guest Cast & Launch Date Announced

Beyond Paradise will return Friday 22nd March with fabulous new guest stars

Beyond Paradise will return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for its second series on Friday 22 March, with six new episodes premiering weekly each Friday at 8pm. To celebrate the news, the BBC has also revealed guest casting and first-look pictures for the new series, made for the BBC by Red Planet Pictures, in a co-commission with BritBox International.

Series one of Beyond Paradise was the UK’s most watched new drama of last year across all channels and streamers. The new series will see the return of Shipton Abbott’s much-loved residents, including Kris Marshall (DI Humphrey Goodman), Sally Bretton (Martha Lloyd), Zahra Ahmadi (DS Esther Williams), Dylan Llewellyn (PC Kelby Hartford), Barbara Flynn (Anne Lloyd) and Felicity Montagu (Margo Martins).

Fabulous guest stars venturing to the picturesque South West coast and appearing throughout the new series include Peter Davidson (All Creatures Great and Small), Kevin Bishop (The Kevin Bishop Show), Adam Fogerty (The Gallows Pole), Emma Fielding (Van der Valk), Dan Renton Skinner (Shooting Stars), Paul Bradley (Holby City), Peter Landi (Ted Lasso), Abi Clarke(The Emily Atack Show), Emily Lloyd-Saini (Juice), Danny Webb (Alien 3), Nicholas Woodeson (Skyfall), Malcolm Storry (Doc Martin), Carolyn Pickles (Broadchurch), Jeff Rawle (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Jayde Adams (Ruby Speaking), Souad Faress (Game of Thrones), Charlie Baker (Back) and more. Also returning are Jade Harison as CS Charlie Woods, Melina Sinadinou as Zoe, Eva Feiler as Lucy, Isaac Vincent-Norgate as Ryan, Amelia Vitale as Hannah, and last but not least, Selwyn the Duck!

Shipton Abbott continues to keep DI Humphrey Goodman and his team busy, with a baffling new crime each episode. From a death on a steam train to a missing teacher, the team have their work cut out. Even more so with Police HQ’s threat of the local station house closure hanging over them – the pressure is on to get results.

Meanwhile, Humphrey and Martha’s journey to find their own version of a family continues as they explore the possibility of fostering. Martha’s mother Anne throws herself into the world of online dating, and a well-meant gesture from Esther’s daughter Zoe threatens to uncover a long-held secret…

Filmed in and around the idyllic British counties of Devon and Cornwall, series two of Beyond Paradise (6x60'delivers more heart-warming relationship stories and puzzling crime capers. Created by Robert Thorogood and Tony Jordan, Beyond Paradise is a co-commission between the BBC and BritBox International and is produced by Red Planet Pictures, part of the Asacha Media Group. Tony Jordan, Tim Key and Belinda Campbell are executive producers for Red Planet Pictures, Danielle Scott-Haughton for BBC and Reemah Sakaan and Stephen Nye for BritBox International. Lindsay Hughes is producer. Beyond Paradise is internationally distributed by BBC Studios. The first series of Beyond Paradise is available to watch now on iPlayer in the UK, and on BritBox International in North America, Nordic markets and in South Africa.