Blending comedy, drama and fiendishly clever murders, as well as a joyous soundtrack of reggae, ska and dancehall music, Death in Paradise has been a mainstay of British television for the last ten years. In that time, four fish-out-of-water detectives have made the fictional island of Saint Marie their home, working with a lively and passionate team of local officers and characters to solve baffling murders that Agatha Christie would have been proud of. A host of famous British actors have appeared in the show in the 80 episodes since it began in 2011, and many more have become stars since their appearance in it.
Regular cast members including Ben Miller, Kris Marshall, Ardal O’Hanlon, Ralf Little, Don Warrington, Sara Martins, Elizabeth Bourgine, Danny John Jules, Gary Carr, Tobi Bakare, Shyko Amos, Aude Legastelois and Tahj Miles have solved one baffling case after another, against a warm and inviting tropical backdrop that viewers have looked forward to at the start of each year. With two more series already commissioned, Death in Paradise looks set to remain one of the BBC’s most popular programmes.
“…a tropical fantasy for dark January nights” – Radio Times
“It is familiar, warm and dependable, and it continues to succeed in making a programme that revolves around murder seems cosy and comforting” – The Guardian
Created by Robert Thorogood.
Death in Paradise is a Red Planet Pictures production, produced with the support of the region of Guadeloupe and distributed by BBC Studios.