Death in Paradise is a British-French crime comedy-drama created by Robert Thorogood. The show is set in the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie, and is filmed in Guadeloupe. The series focuses on a Detective Inspector (DI) and his police team solving murder mysteries on the Caribbean island. The programme's main cast has included Ben Miller, who starred as DI Richard Poole from 2011 to 2014, Kris Marshall, who portrayed DI Humphrey Goodman from 2014 to 2017, Ardal O'Hanlon, who currently plays DI Jack Mooney, Gary Carr, who portrayed Officer (later promoted to Sergeant) Fidel Best from 2011 to 2014, Sara Martins, who starred as Detective Sergeant (DS) Camille Bordey from 2011 to 2015, Joséphine Jobert, who currently stars in the role of DS Florence Cassell, Don Warrington, who has starred as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson since the first episode, Danny John-Jules, who has played Officer Dwayne Myers since the show's first episode, Tobi Bakare, who currently portrays Officer JP Hooper, and Élizabeth Bourgine, who has played Catherine Bordey since season 1.

Death in Paradise was first announced on 9 December 2010 by the BBC; commissioned by controller of BBC Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson. It was revealed that the show would be produced by Red Planet Pictures and Atlantique Productions, in association with Kudos Film and Television, for BBC and France Télévisions. The idea for Death in Paradise came from Robert Thorogood, whose idea was formed after reading a report of a suspected murder in the Caribbean during the Cricket World Cup. Filming for the first season began in spring 2011, with the first season airing between October and December 2011. On 11 January 2012, BBC announced that a second season comprising of eight episodes had been commissioned. A second season ran from January to February 2013, with a third season announced midway through season 2. The third season ran from January to March 2014, with a fourth season being revealed by BBC on 28 February 2014. The fourth season aired from January to February 2015. Season 5 aired from January to February 2016, with a sixth season commissioned on 24 February 2016. The sixth season ran from January to February 2017, with an seventh season announced on 23 February 2017, by the BBC. Season 7 began airing on 4 January 2018. An eighth season was announced on 1 February 2018, to be broadcast in 2019.

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Death in Paradise Cast Series 7

Cast (season 7)

Former cast
  • Ben Miller (Detective Inspector Richard Poole) (seasons 1–2)
  • Gary Carr (Sergeant Fidel Best) (seasons 1–3)
  • Sara Martins (Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey) (seasons 1–4)
  • Kris Marshall (Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman) (seasons 3–6)

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  • Diversity in a Drama Production at the Screen Nation Awards 2015[1]
  • Knight of Illumination Awards 2016[2]
  • Crime Programme of the Year at the TRIC Awards 2017[3]

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