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Lighthearted detective series

Uncover the truth behind the island’s complex crimes

Express from the UK, the new series stars Kris Marshall (Love Actually, My Family) as DI Humphrey Goodman. The successful series follows the detective team on the idyllic Caribbean island of Saint Marie as they investigate the most intriguing and dastardly of murders. They must use their skills to uncover the truth behind the island’s complex crimes.

Guest stars for the fourth series include ex Coronation Street actress Natalie Gumede, Amy Nuttall (Downtown Abbey) and former EastEnders star Hettie Bywater.

Death in Paradise

The Cast and crew members sometimes need to film in temperatures of over 37 degrees Celsius

When filming the first season of Death in Paradise, Ben Miller wore backless shirts underneath his suit to manage the heat.

Kris Marshall says filming in the Caribbean is like putting on a wetsuit, then getting in a sauna and doing Hamlet.

The Amerindian inhabitants called Guadeloupe “Karukera” which means “Island of Beautiful Waters”.

Creator Robert Thorogood has also written a book entitled “A Meditation on Murder” which also stars DI Richard Poole.

The production designer couldn’t find the perfect beach-side bungalow for Richard’s Shack, so they found the perfect view of the beach and then built a house on it.

Kris Marshall has now sworn off Rum, after drinking the local rum, which is reportedly 50-70% proof.

Creator Robert Thorogood got the idea for Death in Paradise when he read that St. Lucia was voted the 4th most beautiful island in the world, but also had the highest per capita murder rate in the world.

The island of Guadeloupe where the show is filmed is most famous for their agriculture including sugar cane, bananas, eggplant, cocoa, jackfruit, pomegranate and gourd.

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Tuesday March 28 at 5:00am

Christmas Special 2016

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Episode 6, Series 6

Tuesday March 28 at 12:00pm

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Episode 7, Series 6

Tuesday March 28 at 1:05pm

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Episode 8, Series 6

Tuesday March 28 at 2:10pm

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Series 6

Friday March 31 at 9:20pm

Christmas Special 2016

an unexpected call interrupts the Christmas festivities. A group of midwives have been requested to travel out to South Africa to work at Hope Clinic and help save it.

Series 6

Sunday April 2 at 10:30pm

Christmas Special 2016

an unexpected call interrupts the Christmas festivities. A group of midwives have been requested to travel out to South Africa to work at Hope Clinic and help save it.

Series 6

Thursday April 6 at 4:00pm

Christmas Special 2016

an unexpected call interrupts the Christmas festivities. A group of midwives have been requested to travel out to South Africa to work at Hope Clinic and help save it.

Episode 1, Series 6

Friday April 7 at 7:30pm

The team reunite but all is not well when a change of management shakes up Nonnatus House.

Episode 2, Series 6

Friday April 7 at 8:35pm

An explosion at the docks brings heartache to the people of Poplar.

Episode 1, Series 6

Sunday April 9 at 9:40pm

The team reunite but all is not well when a change of management shakes up Nonnatus House.

Episode 2, Series 6

Sunday April 9 at 10:45pm

An explosion at the docks brings heartache to the people of Poplar.

Series 6

Monday April 10 at 3:55am

Christmas Special 2016

an unexpected call interrupts the Christmas festivities. A group of midwives have been requested to travel out to South Africa to work at Hope Clinic and help save it.

Episode 1, Series 6

Monday April 10 at 5:30am

The team reunite but all is not well when a change of management shakes up Nonnatus House.

Episode 2, Series 6

Monday April 10 at 6:35am

An explosion at the docks brings heartache to the people of Poplar.

Episode 3, Series 6

Monday April 10 at 7:40am

The maternity home faces closure and Barbara cares for a Chinese first-time mother.

Episode 4, Series 6

Monday April 10 at 8:45am

An expectant mother with financial struggles enters into a painful arrangement with her cousin.

Episode 5, Series 6

Monday April 10 at 9:50am

Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit, and a young man captures Fred and Violet's hearts.

Episode 6, Series 6

Monday April 10 at 10:55am

Valerie Dyer cares for a pregnant Somali woman whose culture has some unfamiliar aspects.

Episode 7, Series 6

Monday April 10 at 12:00pm

The legacy of thalidomide becomes apparent and Nurse Crane faces an unexpected crisis.

Episode 8, Series 6

Monday April 10 at 1:05pm

A wedding is hastily arranged following an unexpected turn of events.

Episode 1, Series 6

Thursday April 13 at 3:25pm

The team reunite but all is not well when a change of management shakes up Nonnatus House.

Episode 2, Series 6

Thursday April 13 at 4:30pm

An explosion at the docks brings heartache to the people of Poplar.

Episode 3, Series 6

Friday April 14 at 7:30pm

The maternity home faces closure and Barbara cares for a Chinese first-time mother.

Episode 4, Series 6

Friday April 14 at 8:35pm

An expectant mother with financial struggles enters into a painful arrangement with her cousin.

Episode 3, Series 6

Sunday April 16 at 9:40pm

The maternity home faces closure and Barbara cares for a Chinese first-time mother.

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