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Sunday, August 25, 2013


(Ben Miller stars as DI Richard Poole. Pic ©BBC)

The second series of Death in Paradise features more impossible murders on a beautiful Caribbean island. DI Richard Poole and his team are on the case again, but will he ever learn to love paradise?

Ben Miller stars as DI Richard Poole who is still trapped on the small Caribbean island of Saint-Marie where the sun, sea and sand continue to irritate, just as he irritates his long-suffering colleagues. Always most at home when he’s at work, Richard’s eye for detail and his incisive mind remain as sharp as ever and the brilliantly instinctive DS Camille Bordey (Sara Martins) is able to fill in the blanks whenever the vagaries of human behaviour baffle the Inspector.

Whilst their opposing left brain/right brain approach to life can – and frequently does – cause personal conflict between Richard and Camille, it’s also what makes them a crime-fighting force to be reckoned with. A force that is challenged by some intriguing and enigmatic murders over a new series of mind boggling mysteries.

With the often unorthodox, but vital assistance of Dwayne and Fidel, (Danny John-Jules and Gary Carr) they tackle an array of unique murders, from ancient pirate curses and voodoo festivals to murdered nuns. Richard also faces his first tropical hurricane (one with a name!). And in true British style, a cup of tea is the key to a suspicious suicide.

Sainte-Marie is certainly an island to keep Richard and his team on their toes - and viewers guessing - at every twist and turn.

Death in Paradise can be seen on Fridays at 20h00 on BBC Entertainment channel 120 on DStv.