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Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise

BBC One 2011

A light-hearted comedy drama about a series of British Detective Inspectors transferred to the small Caribbean island of Sainte-Marie. The DI investigates intriguing murders with the local police team while trying to adapt to the Caribbean way of life.

British Crime & Drama rarbg UK BBC One BBC All Currently Running Shows 1900 Titles Top TV Series (1970-2013) 4 RM-Mystery, crime, suspense BBC One Mystery & Crime

The 10 Best Episodes of Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise - S10E6

#1 - Episode 6


Season 10 - Episode 6

The team have their work cut out in this dramatic conclusion to the two-parter. Neville must solve a mystery from the past that unlocks the truth of who murdered the concert pianist and why. Help is at hand, though, with the return of a former sergeant.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 32 votes.

Death in Paradise - S10E4

#2 - Episode 4


Season 10 - Episode 4

Neville's attempts to embrace island life backfire when, during a game of beach volleyball, a sandfly bite lands him in hospital. His time on the ward takes a shocking turn when a nurse takes her own life during a night shift. Meanwhile, Marlon gives JP some unusual advice to help his twins sleep.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 88 votes.

Death in Paradise - S6E6

#3 - Man Overboard – Part Two


Season 6 - Episode 6

While Humphrey investigates the UK side of the murders, back in Saint Marie JP and the Commissioner discover a hidden panel. Humphrey finds motives for all the suspects, but he and Jack are able to solve the case. Humphrey decides to visit Martha at her new restaurant, and both he and Dwayne make major decisions.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 593 votes.

Death in Paradise - S3E8

#4 - Rue Morgue


Season 3 - Episode 8

Emma Redding is found dead in her own room at a local retirement home; her death thought to have been suicide. However, with Emma's friends and fiancé all saying that Emma had a lot to look forward to in her life, Humphrey begins to suspect that she was actually murdered. Whilst investigating Emma's murder, Humphrey is given a distraction, as his wife arrives on the island seeking a reconciliation. Humphrey decides he is happier living in Saint Marie, and once successfully solving Emma's death, confides in Fidel about his growing feelings for Camille.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 311 votes.

Death in Paradise - S10E5

#5 - Episode 5


Season 10 - Episode 5

A celebrated concert pianist murdered one night in his studio. Catherine’s friendship with the victim’s family puts her in unexpected danger. The first of a two-part story.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 56 votes.

Death in Paradise - S1E8

#6 - Amongst Us


Season 1 - Episode 8

Dwayne delights in showing off Nadia, a new lady he meets while on a night out. However, his happiness is quickly cut short when Nadia is found murdered in her bed the following morning, with coins shoved in her mouth, and the house ransacked. Richard discovers that Nadia, who was actually called Rose, was an informant about to expose a money laundering scandal. The team struggle to find evidence to catch Rose's murderer, until Richard looks more in depth at the evidence he is already aware of.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 286 votes.

Death in Paradise - S2E8

#7 - A Deadly Party


Season 2 - Episode 8

Philanthropist Malcolm Powell is shot dead at a charity fundraiser event. Malcolm's secretary, Vicky, claims that a man called Jack Roberts murdered Malcolm, but Jack Roberts is nowhere to be found. Richard learns that Malcolm fled to Saint Marie from the UK when he defrauded investors in his company and suspects he was blackmailed in the build up to his death. Fidel passes his sergeant exams and the team celebrate.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 294 votes.

Death in Paradise - S6E8

#8 - Murder in the Polls


Season 6 - Episode 8

The islanders on Saint Marie begin voting for their new mayor. Candidate Victor Pearce is murdered in one of the polling booths. The suspects include Victor's son and the rival candidates - one of whom is Catherine! Also, the Commissioner asks Jack if he'd like to stay on the island or return home.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 544 votes.

Death in Paradise - S8E8

#9 - Murder Begins at Home


Season 8 - Episode 8

A horse-trekking expedition is cut short when Jack discovers the dead body of a rider in the most unexpected of places: the police station itself.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 250 votes.

Death in Paradise - S6E4

#10 - Stumped in Murder


Season 6 - Episode 4

The president and star player of Saint Marie's cricket club is found shot dead on the pitch after a night out. The team's captain, Gus, is initially suspected of the murder, until Humphrey learns that the president's son, Torey, argued with his father on the night of his murder. The team then also learn that the victim was being blackmailed, and that the victim's wife benefitted greatly from his death.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 574 votes.

Death in Paradise - S2E6
#11 - A Dash of Sunshine
Season 2 - Episode 6

Richard investigates the death of June, who was strangled in her rented villa. The main suspects are Doug (June's husband and an old colleague of Richard's from the UK), Janice (June's sister, who is the sole beneficiary of June's will) and cleaner Estelle. Richard learns Estelle is trying to sell June's stolen jewellery, but she has no real motive to kill June. When Janice recalls seeing one of the villa's owners leaving the crime scene, Richard begins to question whether June's murder is linked to a historical case back in the UK.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 305 votes.

Death in Paradise - S6E3
#12 - The Impossible Murder
Season 6 - Episode 3

Humphrey takes Martha on a romantic weekend to a hotel, but their time spent together is limited when the hotel's manager is murdered. Humphrey cannot understand how the murder was successfully carried out when the only access to the victim's room was via a staircase, which Humphrey had his eyes on the whole time.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 560 votes.

Death in Paradise - S5E8
#13 - Flames of Love
Season 5 - Episode 8

A tourist, Sian Evans, is found dead in her locked bathroom. All evidence points to Sian committing suicide, but Humphrey is reluctant to believe she was not murdered. Also, it is the day of J.P.'s wedding, but he questions whether he can go through with it or not.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 408 votes.

Death in Paradise - S5E4
#14 - A Personal Murder
Season 5 - Episode 4

Soon after Dwayne speaks at his friend Cedrik's funeral, Dwayne receives a text from the dead man, claiming he was murdered. Humphrey dismisses the text as a prank from Cedrik, but agrees to investigate when Dwayne tells him how important Cedrik was to him.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 429 votes.

Death in Paradise - S6E5
#15 - Man Overboard – Part One
Season 6 - Episode 5

Tom Lewis is murdered on his boat, five miles out at sea. His boat-for-hire business partner Sophie and their current clients Lucy, Hema, and Rachel are all questioned. All the suspects alibi each other, but Lucy also tells Humphrey that she witnessed Tom make a secret phone call and place cash into a moneybag. Humphrey discovers a strange button on the boat, which ultimately leads the team far away from home.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 605 votes.

Death in Paradise - S2E7
#16 - A Stormy Occurrence
Season 2 - Episode 7

Saint Marie prepares for a hurricane. Researcher Leo Downs is found dead and the scene is staged to look like the result of a hurricane. Richard works with his team to solve Leo's death and learns that Leo's colleagues saw him as a sycophant. He also learns that Damon had a motive to kill Leo, as Leo was in love with Amber, who was Damon's ex. Despite this, every suspect has an alibi. Additional evidence is discovered when Skype messages found between Leo and his mother reveal that Leo had major plans for his next research project.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 309 votes.

Death in Paradise - S6E7
#17 - In the Footsteps of a Killer
Season 6 - Episode 7

As Jack settles into Humphry's shack for a holiday, he works with the team to try to understand why tourist Tyler McCarthy has walked into the police station and claimed that he can provide an alibi for Nadine Hunter, who was imprisoned eight years ago for the murder of Julie Matlock, her employer.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 584 votes.

Death in Paradise - S2E1
#18 - A Murder on the Plantation
Season 2 - Episode 1

Richard investigates the death of sugar plantation owner Roger Seymour when he is found dead with a machete in his back. Richard learns that the sugar plantation was once a major company, but fell apart when mistreatment of the workers led to them walking out. With the Seymour family all against each other, Richard knows one of them was the killer. However, with the family members having solid alibis and being in sight of each other at the time of Roger's murder, Richard seeks an alternative explanation to identify the killer.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 295 votes.

Death in Paradise - S3E1
#19 - Death of a Detective
Season 3 - Episode 1

DI Humphrey Goodman flies over to Saint Marie from the UK when Richard is murdered while attending a university reunion party. With the case proving sensitive to the team, Humphrey takes the lead in the investigation. He learns that one of the main suspects, Roger Sadler, held a grudge against Richard for over 15 years, but when Humphrey questions Roger, his reasons to believe he murdered Richard subside. After looking through old photographs of Richard and his friends, Humphrey successfully solves the case. The team are delighted with Humphrey, but Humphrey is left heartbroken when his wife phones him from back in the UK to tell him she has left him.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 394 votes.

Death in Paradise - S2E5
#20 - Murder Onboard
Season 2 - Episode 5

Camille's friend Aimee drops dead on a party boat, in front of Camille. Selwyn demands that an illegal drinking gang are arrested to help comfort Camille, but Richard turns his priorities to catching the murderer instead. As he looks into the motives behind Aimee's death, Richard learns that Aimee was planning to move to Miami to sign a new recording contract, and Stephen was not happy about it, nor was Eloise, who was jealous of Aimee's successes, and wanted to sabotage her move to Miami.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Death in Paradise from 293 votes.

Last updated: feb 25, 2021



A totally MUST WATCH British TV show that anybody 'over the Pond' will love as it is British TV at it's very best!!!! "Trust me I am a TV addict."


Almost done with season seven but think this is it for me. In this season (and maybe all of the previous ones but I really didn't notice?) every episode have followed the exact same format and it's getting boring. A short sequence where someone is found dead, queue opening music, the main characters is doing something silly, they get noticed about the dead body, they follow leads that get them nowhere while the Commissioner and the two Officers has a separate "funny" byline, they round up all the suspects at a café and all of sudden reveals evidence and stuff in a timeline that you as a bystander has no way in figuring out. So bye, bye.


Sold to 237 territories around the world and set to return for season SIX in 2017!!!!


A really enjoyable english-french lighthearted crime drama series by Robert Thorogood. What makes it enjoyable are the characters Ben Miller (Saxondale, Armstrong and Miller) playes a perfect english detective in Richard Poole, so far out of his depth, as well as his distaste for island life. Sara Martins (P.J, Insoupconnable) playing the DS Camille Bordey as well as Danny John Jules (Red Dwarf, MI High) as Officer Dwayne Myers as the most chilled / lazy police officer you will ever see. Great writing and as we've seen with other shows a new lead character in this case Kris Marshall as D.I. Humphrey Goodman in Season 3 doesn't ruin the formula. Can't wait for Season 5 (2016). But, a funny, well acted, well produced crime drama to get your detective hats on for. Highly rated and I recommend reading the DI Richard Poole novels by Robert Thorogood as well.


Great show, with 'whodunit' plots and fabulous characters ..... so sad when finished its run. Recommended viewing!


Perso je trouve cette serie pas mal , un peu le columbo de notre epoque ;-)



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