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Death in Paradise

One of the UK’s most loved dramas, Death in Paradise also enjoys huge global appeal, currently screening in over 230 territories. The show has just celebrated its tenth anniversary, to critical acclaim and with ratings in the UK of over 8 million and is about to start shooting its eleventh series on the French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.

Death In Paradise Team 2020 Josi and Ralph

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.

8 million viewers

Tuned in for an episode of Death in Paradise, a slot winning audience share of 30.6%

10 Years on BBC One

Series 1 had an average of 5.89million UK viewers, which has since increased to an average of 8.32 million

10 Series and Counting

Recently recommissioned by BBC One for 2 new series