Death in Paradise: Season 1 (2011)

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Season 1
Death in Paradise

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User Ratings: 25
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Episodes

1
Air date: Nov 27, 2012
2
Air date: Dec 4, 2012
3
Air date: Dec 11, 2012
4
Air date: Dec 18, 2012
5
Air date: Dec 25, 2012
6
7
Air date: Jan 8, 2013
8
Air date: Jan 15, 2013

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Tv Season Info

Detective Inspector Richard Poole is not a man for foreign climbs. He hates the sun, sea and sand way of life; however, Poole finds himself assigned to the island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean. A paradise for most, a nightmare for the stuffy Inspector.

Cast

Ben Miller
as Inspector Richard Poole
Sara Martins
as Camille Bordey
Danny John-Jules
as Dwayne Myers
Gary Carr
as Fidel Best
Élisabeth Bourgine
as Catherine
Don Warrington
as Comm. Selwyn Patterson
Adrian Dunbar
as Aidan Miles
Kris Marshall
as DI Humphrey Goodman
Lenora Crichlow
as Lily Thomson
Frances Barber
as Diana Watson
Miranda Raison
as Megan Talbot
John Thomson
as DCI Chris Ricketts
Nicholas Farrell
as Nicholas Dunham
Colin Salmon
as Vincent Carter
Shirley Henderson
as DS Angela Young
Rupert Graves
as James Lavender
Sophie Winkleman
as Ann Hamilton
Clare Holman
as Molly Kerr
Emma Fielding
as Astrid Knight
Robert Pugh
as Mike Watson
Sean Gallagher
as Phil Owen
Sarah Smart
as Suzie Park
Derek Riddell
as Patrick Knight
Danny Webb
as Jon Taylor
Hugo Speer
as DI Charlie Hulme
Michael Maloney
as Father Charles Dean
Robbie Gee
as Renward
Sean MaGuire
as Marlon Collins
Mona Hammond
as Angelique Morel
Matt Di Angelo
as Darren Moore
Neil Stuke
as Lucas Talbot
Alistair Petrie
as Gordon Foster
O.T. Fagbenle
as Mark Lightfoot
Randiane Naly
as Nadia Selim
Charlotte Salt
as Lisa Watson
Coralie Audret
as Sarah Lavender
Karl Collins
as Lawrence
Alice Henley
as Sally Watson
Fiona Glascott
as Georgie Westcott
Alex Lanipekun
as Benjamin Lightfoot
Clinton Blake
as Jacko Gardiner
Rebecca Scroggs
as Michelle Bouchant
Dominik Bernard
as Bank Manager
Jeff Alexander
as Leon Hamilton
Riann Steele
as Abigail Lightfoot
Jeany Spark
as Emilie Saunders
Ricky Tribord
as Stall Holder
Joseph Mydell
as Hotel Manager
Aminata Toure
as Female Registrar
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Critic Reviews for Death in Paradise Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

I never believed in Poole, so I never cared. He wasn't helped by the script, which required him to spout lazy plot exposition while also complaining dully about the heat and the inefficiency of the locals.

Mar 3, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's all very charming and rather quaint, but is it built for the long haul?

Mar 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It was an enjoyable opener, with enough crispness and wit in the writing and storytelling, but could DI Poole be loved for his uptight paperclip-counting in the way Columbo was for crumpled raincoats or Morse his misanthropy? That seems less plausible.

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Not many detective dramas open to the unapologetically cheery tune of You're Wondering Now before moving seamlessly onto the kind of horror and gloom usually reserved for the Branning family on Tuesday nights.

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You'll have no trouble seeing where Death in Paradise is going, as it's not exactly taxing. But it is rather winning in a quiet way, and Robert Thorogood's script is affable.

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Despite some engaging performances, notably Miller and Lenora Crichlow as an ambitious young officer, Death In Paradise is a bit of a rum cocktail.

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Audience Reviews for Death in Paradise: Season 1

  • Dec 30, 2016
    It's the best show on BBC every year, and I'm waiting with great excitement for the new series to start in 2017
  • Apr 29, 2016
    a fresh very clever simple series. A "fish out of water" story line. Beautiful location with talented unknown actors. Hawaii 5-0 meets Murder she wrote :)
  • May 28, 2015
    WOW! Brilliant! Funny! and wonderful twist ending! I love British TV shows! and British people did it again!

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