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List of Death in Paradise episodes

Death in Paradise is a British and French crime drama created by Robert Thorogood.[1] The show is set in the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie, and is filmed in Guadeloupe.[2] 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 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 the character Catherine Bordey since series one.[3]

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 BBC Worldwide and Kudos Film and Television for BBC One and France Télévisions.[4] 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.[1] Filming for the first series began in spring 2011,[5] with the first series airing between October and December 2011.[6] On 11 January 2012, Stephenson announced that a second series comprising eight episodes had been commissioned.[7] The second series ran from January to February 2013. Since then, Death in Paradise has been recommissioned each year,[8][9][10][11][12] and aired in January of each following year.[13][14][15]

An eighth series was announced on 1 February 2018, to be broadcast in 2019.[16]

Contents

Series overviewEdit

Series Episodes Originally aired Ave. UK viewers
(millions)[17]
First aired Last aired
1 8 25 October 2011 (2011-10-25) 13 December 2011 (2011-12-13) 5.89
2 8 8 January 2013 (2013-01-08) 26 February 2013 (2013-02-26) 7.67
3 8 14 January 2014 (2014-01-14) 4 March 2014 (2014-03-04) 8.46
4 8 8 January 2015 (2015-01-08) 26 February 2015 (2015-02-26) 9.03
5 8 7 January 2016 (2016-01-07) 25 February 2016 (2016-02-25) 8.67
6 8 5 January 2017 (2017-01-05) 23 February 2017 (2017-02-23) 9.10
7 8 4 January 2018 (2018-01-04) 22 February 2018 (2018-02-22) 8.34

EpisodesEdit

Series 1 (2011)Edit

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
(millions) [17]
1 1 "Arriving in Paradise" Charles Palmer Robert Thorogood 25 October 2011 (2011-10-25) 6.78
Charlie Hulme, a British detective inspector, is murdered in a locked panic room on the Caribbean island of Saint Marie. Commissioner Selwyn Patterson demands that a UK officer investigates Charlie's death, so DI Richard Poole flies out to Saint Marie to solve the mystery. Richard learns that Charlie was having an affair with Sarah, one of the residents on the island, providing Sarah's husband with a motive to murder. Richard is convinced he has solved the case, but then Sarah's husband is also murdered, forcing Richard to look deeper into the case, and search for a mysterious woman seen at the house on the day of Charlie's death.
2 2 "Wicked Wedding Night" Roger Goldby Robert Thorogood 1 November 2011 (2011-11-01) 6.53
A bride is shot through the heart with a spear gun just minutes after getting married, in a room to which she did not have the key to. Richard teams up with new sergeant Camille to work out who would want the bride dead; he learns that no one had entered or left the fifth floor of the hotel room during the celebrations, which leads him to believe one of the party guests must be the killer.
3 3 "Predicting Murder" Charles Palmer Robert Thorogood 8 November 2011 (2011-11-08) 5.31
Richard is inclined to believe the death of a voodoo priestess is murder when she dies in the island's local school just hours after predicting her own death. Richard learns of an affair that took place years earlier in the school leading to the disappearance of a woman, and believes that the victim has a connection to the missing woman. He turns his attention to Nicholas, the prime suspect and Fidel's old principal, who was involved in the disappearance of the woman, but Nicholas has an alibi, leading Richard to question whether he is being set up or not.
4 4 "Missing a Body?" Roger Goldby James Payne 15 November 2011 (2011-11-15) 5.82
Megan Talbot walks into Saint Marie's police station covered in blood, and confesses to the murder of her husband, Lucas. Lucas's body is initially nowhere to be found, but then a local boat crew hoist his body from the sea. Richard fails to believe Megan is behind his death, and as he interrogates Lucas's friends, his reasons to suspect one of them is the killer rises.
5 5 "Spot the Difference" Alfred Lot Harry Holmes 22 November 2011 (2011-11-22) 5.45
Richard is embarrassed when a prisoner is stabbed in the back whilst handcuffed to him. Realising that his career may be over if he is unable to uncover who the murderer is, Richard looks into the prisoner's criminal history and learns he was a fraudster. With many of the suspects wanting the prisoner dead, Richard turns his attentions to the widow of the victim, convinced she knows more than she claims she does. The breakthrough clue in the case is the unexpected death of Anne Hamilton, exposing who the original murderer is.
6 6 "An Unhelpful Aid" Alfred Lot Robert Thorogood 29 November 2011 (2011-11-29) 5.30
Dwayne and Fidel unite to solve the death of an experienced diver who drowns in ten feet of water when Richard falls ill with the fever and Camille is in Paris. As they begin to investigate the diver's death, the pair are quick to establish the diver was murdered. DS Angela Young, a British detective on holiday, begins to intervene in the case attempts to solve the mystery herself, but when she lacks progress in the investigation, Dwayne and Fidel go behind Angela's back and present Richard with all the evidence they have gathered, leading Richard to solve the murder before Angela.
7 7 "Music of Murder" Paul Harrison Jack Lothian 6 December 2011 (2011-12-06) 5.66
Dwayne takes the team to the concert of a reformed rock band, but the lead singer is shot dead and found on the stage inside a coffin prop just minutes before the planned performance. With all the suspects having an alibi, Camille, Dwayne and Fidel begin to believe that it was suicide, but Richard is not convinced. Richard uses the photographs of the photographer at the concert, and identifies one of the alibis as being improvised.
8 8 "Amongst Us" Paul Harrison Robert Thorogood 13 December 2011 (2011-12-13) 6.29
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.

Series 2 (2013)Edit

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9 1 "A Murder on the Plantation" Keith Boak Delinda Jacobs 8 January 2013 (2013-01-08) 8.20
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.
10 2 "An Unholy Death" Alrick Riley Colin Bytheway 15 January 2013 (2013-01-15) 7.84
Teenager Sister Therese dies in a fire at her room in the local Convent. It is believed that she died accidentally, when a cigarette set fire to her room, and the room was locked from the inside. However, when Richard finds a threatening note sent to Therese before she died, he believes that Therese discovered something she should not have, and had to die as a result of her discovery. Meanwhile, a family secret of Therese's is discovered, prompting an attack on one of the sisters at the church.
11 3 "Death in the Clinic" David O'Neill Dan Sefton 22 January 2013 (2013-01-22) 7.98
The death of Valerie Dupree at a plastic surgery clinic leaves Richard and the team baffled, as it would appear that Valerie killed herself. Dr Jones reveals that Valerie was suicidal, but Richard is convinced that Valerie was actually murdered - her cup of tea suspected to be poisoned. However, as the results come back negative, Richard finds it difficult to find the means. Suspect Jayne believes that Valerie was having an affair with Paul, but Dr Jones reveals she was having an affair with Paul, providing them both with alibis. Richard then learns that the clinic itself was an illegal operation, providing criminals with new identities.
12 4 "A Deadly Curse" Alrick Riley Robert Thorogood 29 January 2013 (2013-01-29) 7.68
A team of explorers visit Saint Marie in search of treasure, until the group's leader Daniel Morgan is injured in an explosion and team member Ian Parks is shot dead. Richard believes that Daniel was the intended target and Ian died accidentally, but then when Daniel is involved in another freak accident, Richard questions whether Daniel is the murderer, causing the accidents himself to seem as though he is being set-up. After asking Dwayne to bring him from the cells for questioning, they uncover a new obstacle; he has died overnight in the cells himself.
13 5 "Murder Onboard" Keith Boak Jack Lothian 5 February 2013 (2013-02-05) 7.21
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.
14 6 "A Dash of Sunshine" Alrick Riley Colin Bytheway 12 February 2013 (2013-02-12) 7.49
Richard investigates the death of June, who was strangled in her villa. The main suspects are Doug, an old colleague of Richard's and June's husband, Janice, June's sister, who was also June's beneficiary, and cleaner Estelle. Richard learns that Estelle stole jewellery from June whilst cleaning, but had no real motive to kill June. When Janice recalls seeing one of the men who June rented the villa from fleeing the crime scene, Richard begins to question whether June's murder is linked to a historical case back in the UK.
15 7 "A Stormy Occurrence" David O'Neill James Payne 19 February 2013 (2013-02-19) 7.42
Saint Marie prepares for a hurricane. Researcher Leo Downs is found dead. 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.
16 8 "A Deadly Party" Alrick Riley Robert Thorogood 26 February 2013 (2013-02-26) 7.50
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.

Series 3 (2014)Edit

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17 1 "Death of a Detective" Cilla Ware Robert Thorogood 14 January 2014 (2014-01-14) 8.69
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.
18 2 "The Wrong Man" Cilla Ware Daisy Coulam 21 January 2014 (2014-01-21) 8.46
Thea Holmes stands in on the set of a horror film for her friend, Lexi Cunningham. However, Thea is then found dead on the set, having been poisoned. Humphrey learns that Thea was imprisoned years ago for a mugging she committed that went wrong, but is convinced that it should have been Lexi who died, not Thea. He interrogates screenwriter Arnold Finch, who admits that he openly disliked Lexi. Humphrey also learns that Arnold was searching poisons up online. As Humphrey continues his investigations, a suspect dies - appearing to have committed suicide, although Humphrey is not convinced, and looks deeper into the investigation, determined to not let the case close.
19 3 "An Artistic Murder" Dusan Lazarevic Paul Logue 28 January 2014 (2014-01-28) 8.04
Gigolo Carlton Paris is murdered after an art exhibition. Humphrey learns that Carlton phoned the police just minutes before he died, claiming that a woman had a gun and was going to shoot him. As Humphrey turns his attentions to the women on the island that Carlton had ran into, he is left with a list of suspects and motives. The team also learn that after Carlton's murder, only his phone and an old guide book were stolen from his house.
20 4 "Ye of Little Faith" Dusan Lazarevic Ian Kershaw 4 February 2014 (2014-02-04) 8.45
Whilst a team of airline crew stay in a hotel on Saint Marie, air stewardess Natasha Thiebert is found dead. Humphrey investigates Natasha's death and discovers she had been informed of a promotion within the airline just hours before her murder. As evidence suggests that the pilot, Adam Frost, had been in Natasha's room prior to her death, the team are keen to talk to him. They find a bottle of poison in Adam's room with his fingerprints on, indicating he murdered Natasha, but Humphrey believes Adam is being set up.
21 5 "Political Suicide" Robert Quinn Robert Thorogood 11 February 2014 (2014-02-11) 8.84
It is believed that Saint Marie's commerce minister committed suicide, as he had left a suicide note before his death, but the angle of the gun wound suggests that he was murdered. Humphrey looks into the minister's death and learns that he had an affair with his aide, Lena. When Lena is interviewed in the presence of her godfather, Martin, by Humphrey and Camille, it is revealed that Martin is Camille's father, who deserted her when she was six.
22 6 "The Early Bird" Robert Quinn JC Wilsher & Simon Winstone 18 February 2014 (2014-02-18) 8.27
A group of bird watchers join the island of Saint Marie in search for its rare green parrot. However, whilst the group are wandering through the jungle, Mark Talbot is stabbed to death with his hunting knife. Humphrey and his team learn that Mark was an unpopular member of the birdwatching group, having had an affair with a fellow birdwatcher's wife, which resulted in death threats being made against Mark. As Humphrey learns that Mark was only out of the group's sights for a couple of minutes before his death half a mile away, he begins to question the ability of the killer.
23 7 "The Man with the Golden Gun" Richard Signy Jack Lothian 25 February 2014 (2014-02-25) 8.40
Unpopular land developer Alex Jackson is shot to death on his privately owned island, so Humphrey and the team sail over to the island to solve the murder. The only people on the island at the time of the murder were Rosie, the housekeeper, Emily, the secretary, and Alex's three children. The prime suspect was the only one who had access to the murder weapon, but also the only one with an alibi. Bad weather traps Humphrey and the team on the island with the killer. Only one of Alex's children were set to inherit his business, and when Humphrey learns that Alex was planning to change his will, he solves the case.
24 8 "Rue Morgue" Richard Signy Robert Thorogood 4 March 2014 (2014-03-04) 8.52
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.

Series 4 (2015)Edit

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
(millions) [17]
25 1 "Stab in the Dark" Richard Signy Robert Thorogood 8 January 2015 (2015-01-08) 9.26
A séance is held during the island's Fete Mouri festival, in an attempt to contact a murdered servant from 1850. However, while the door is closed and all the participants are holding hands, the owner of a rum distillery is murdered. The participants are convinced that the ghost of the servant has come back to kill, but Humphrey is not, and begins to seek an alternative explanation for the owner's death. Selwyn steps in to help the team following Fidel's departure from Saint Marie.
26 2 "Hidden Secrets" Richard Signy Simon Winstone 15 January 2015 (2015-01-15) 8.83
Jake Peters, owner of a surf school, is shot dead and robbed in his workshop, despite it being locked from the inside, and there being no other possible way out. One of Jake's students are already wanted by the police for stealing from the company, but Humphrey then realises that there are two more students with a reason to want Jake dead. Jake's doctor informs Humphrey that Jake was terminally ill, helping Humphrey solve the case. When faced with competition for Camille, Humphrey steps up his signs of affection towards her. Commissioner Patterson also introduces Officer Florence Cassell, who prompts Dwayne to become a temporary workaholic.
27 3 "Damned If You Do..." David O'Neill Tom Higgins 22 January 2015 (2015-01-22) 8.78
Saint Marie Heritage Society celebrate the island's history with a meal, but all the guests end up with food poisoning. When the president of the society dies from a significant amount more of the poisoning, a murder investigation begins, with Humphrey looking at the guests motives. Only an hour before his death, the president rang Humphrey saying somebody was trying to murder him. Humphrey learns that the president's son argued with him just hours before his death, while the society's secretary, Teresa, was stealing the society's funds. As he continues to work to solve the mystery, Humphrey's strong feelings for Camille peak.
28 4 "Until Death Do You Part" David O'Neill Rebecca Wojciechowski 29 January 2015 (2015-01-29) 9.11
Humphrey is called to a hotel when a bride is found dead in her room the morning after her hen party. The team quickly establish that the bride knew her murderer, as she willingly let them into her room before she was killed. Camille ponders her future in Saint Marie when she is offered a permanent job in Paris. Humphrey decides to tell Camille how he truly feels about her in an attempt to dissuade her from leaving the island, but despite this, Camille ultimately decides it is time to move away.
29 5 "Swimming in Murder" Paul Murphy Ian Kershaw 5 February 2015 (2015-02-05) 8.89
With Camille gone, Florence is promoted to Detective Sergeant. New officer JP Hooper joins the team on Saint Marie. The lead singer of a pop group is electrocuted in a swimming pool, and while all the suspects were in the studio at the time of the murder, they also held a grudge against the victim, who burned down a record producer's studio over 20 years ago. As Humphrey continues to search for the evidence to pinpoint the killer, he comes across a click beetle which is not native to the island, helping him solve the case.
30 6 "The Perfect Murder" Paul Murphy Mark Brotherhood 12 February 2015 (2015-02-12) 8.85
The residents of Saint Marie celebrate when the volleyball team proceed to the final of the Inter-Island Volleyball Championships. Celebrations are soon shortened when high-profile player Shelley Kennedy is found dead on the beach, stabbed through the heart. With the news Shelley's death quickly being reported from major news networks around the world, Humphrey and the team feel the pressure to catch Shelley's killer and understand why she was killed.
31 7 "She Was Murdered Twice" Richard Signy Dana Fainaru 19 February 2015 (2015-02-19) 9.62[a]
Overbearing boss Annette Burgess is murdered in her bed. Humphrey learns that her phone was stolen, and also that one of their main suspects, Dom, had secret links to Annette, giving him the biggest motive to murder. Dom admits to killing Annette, but then Humphrey discovers that Annette was actually dead before Dom had even shot her. With their new discovery, the team work hastily to work out who the original murderer is before they can get away.
32 8 "Unlike Father, Unlike Son" Richard Signy Matthew Barry 26 February 2015 (2015-02-26) 8.86
A murder suspect is shot dead in his prison cell. Humphrey learns that the victim was strongly disliked - with both his wife and brother wanting revenge. Despite this, Humphrey fails to comprehend how the murderer was able to get away with killing the victim, as JP and Dwayne were both guarding the cell at the time of the murder. Alongside the murder investigation, Humphrey's father flies over to Saint Marie to try and encourage Humphrey to return to the UK and reunite with his wife.

Series 5 (2016)Edit

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
(millions) [17]
33 1 "The Complex Murder" Edward Bennett Robert Thorogood 7 January 2016 (2016-01-07) 9.24
Humphrey buys a new boat for himself on the island while at the same time, a millionaire philanthropist is murdered on his yacht, while all the members of the group on his yacht are in the sea, and in sight of each other. Next to the victim is a toy soldier, which baffles Humphrey. As the investigation gets underway, Humphrey and the team learn the philanthropist had run-ins with all of the suspects.
34 2 "One for the Road" Edward Bennett Dan Muirden 14 January 2016 (2016-01-14) 8.70
Saint Marie's outgoing governor, Caroline Bamber, is poisoned after accepting a drink from Selwyn at her leaving party. As Humphrey checks Caroline's bag for any potential evidence, he finds an unsigned note warning Caroline of her own death. Caroline's private secretary, Ellery, informs Humphrey of an apparent blackmail scandal that was occurring between Caroline and the president, Francois. Whilst working out why Caroline was murdered, Humphrey's search for a girlfriend through dating websites has little success.
35 3 "Posing in Murder" Audrey Cooke Tom Higgins 21 January 2016 (2016-01-21) 8.41
Humphrey and the team are called to investigate the murder of a fashion model during a charity shoot. It transpires that the model had a stalker in the build up to her death, although she also had three other suspects with reasons to want her dead. All the suspects have alibis, until Humphrey uncovers a photograph which proves one of the alibis to be false. JP is shocked by the unexpected arrival of an old friend.
36 4 "A Personal Murder" Audrey Cooke Emma Goodwin 28 January 2016 (2016-01-28) 8.41
Dwayne receives a text from his dead friend, Cedrik, claiming he was murdered, just minutes after giving a speech at his funeral. The coroner had recorded Cedrik's death as natural, but further analysis of the body reveals Cedrik was actually smothered. With a limited number of suspects, Humphrey questions them all individually, but learns they were all playing cards on the night of Cedrik's death. Then, when Humphrey talks with an elderly friend of Cedrik's, he learns of an occurrence 45 years ago, providing a motive for murder.
37 5 "Lost Identity" Roger Simonsz Robert Thorogood 4 February 2016 (2016-02-04) 8.78
Whilst Humphrey's aunt Mary is visiting him on the island, she witnesses businessman John Green fall to his death from a balcony. John was new to Saint Marie and did not know anyone, although it soon turns out that John Green is a fake identity, with the victim actually under witness protection on the island six years earlier. When Mary provides Humphrey with some information she manages to remember, Humphrey solves the case.
38 6 "Dishing Up Murder" Roger Simonsz Dana Fainaru 11 February 2016 (2016-02-11) 8.51
Following the launch of his new restaurant, Robert Holt is stabbed to death. His phone and wallet are stolen, with Humphrey and the team initially suspecting that a robbery is to blame for the incident. A bankrupt ex-prisoner is the only suspect to not have an alibi on the night of the murder, but the suspects with alibis have more developed motives for the murder. Video footage taken illegally in the restaurant proves helpful in helping Humphrey realise who the real killer is.
39 7 "The Blood Red Sea" Richard Signy Will Fisher 18 February 2016 (2016-02-18) 8.57
Just hours after an argument with rival treasure hunter Newton Farrell, Tosh Walker is murdered on Newton's boat; his corpse then thrown in the sea. Newton is the prime suspect: the murder weapon is his and Tosh phoned his wife just moments before he died. However, Newton was seen at a drinking bar when Tosh died, puzzling Humphrey and his team, who cannot understand why Newton was set up, particularly by the victim.
40 8 "Flames of Love" Richard Signy Matthew Barry 25 February 2016 (2016-02-25) 8.73
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. His suspicions are soon confirmed when he learns that all of the suspects had various motives. At the same time, it is the day of JP's wedding, but he questions whether he can go through with the event or not.

Series 6 (2017)Edit

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
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41 1 "Erupting in Murder" Claire Winyard Dana Fainaru 5 January 2017 (2017-01-05) 9.81
Volcanologist Stephen Langham is found dead by the side of a live volcano, with all evidence pointing to death by natural causes, although Humphrey believes otherwise. All of Stephen's colleagues have believable alibis, having clocked into the research centre using the entry card system at the time of Stephen's death. The only other suspect, Joseph, was absent at the time of the murder, leaving Humphrey and the team unsure of what happened on the day of Stephen's death.
42 2 "The Secret of the Flame Tree" Jermain Julien Kelly Jones 12 January 2017 (2017-01-12) 9.39
Florence's former classmate, Esther Monroe, is found dead at the foot of a cliff. Her death echoes the events of a suicide in local author Sylvie Baptiste's book. The prime suspects: Sylvie, her editor Patricia and organisers Anna and Oliver all have alibis for each other. Humphrey also learns that Oliver had an affair with Esther prior to her death, and that Sylvie has a long-lost sister, Lizzie. As the evidence begins to build, Humphrey realises who the killer is.
43 3 "The Impossible Murder" Claire Winyard Alex Walker 19 January 2017 (2017-01-19) 8.91
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. Humphrey suspects Irie Johnson, the hotel receptionist, may have played a role in the murder when the victim learned that Irie was masterminding a credit card scam. However, a chance discovery by Dwayne helps the team realise the true identity of the murderer.
44 4 "Stumped in Murder" Jermain Julien Dan Muirden 26 January 2017 (2017-01-26) 8.67
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.
45 5 "Man Overboard – Part One" Richard Signy Robert Thorogood 2 February 2017 (2017-02-02) 8.82
Tom Lewis is murdered on his boat, five miles out at sea, whilst partying with girlfriend Sophie and her friends Lucy, Hema and Rachel. All the suspects alibi each other, while Rachel also tells Humphrey that she witnessed Tom make a secret phone call and place cash into a moneybag, which has now gone missing. A button is discovered on the floor of the boat, but none of the suspects recognise it. The logo on the button links Tom to a bank in the UK. Humphrey, Dwayne, Florence and the suspects all fly over to England, where DI Jack Mooney assists them with their enquiries. As the team and Jack question the bank staff: Steve Thomas, Frank Henderson, Martin West and Dominic Green, they learn that Frank had a rendezvous with Tom before Tom died. Frank denies any knowledge of a meeting with Tom; Frank himself is then murdered.
46 6 "Man Overboard – Part Two" Richard Signy Robert Thorogood 9 February 2017 (2017-02-09) 9.23
While Humphrey investigates Frank's murder in the UK, in Saint Marie JP and Selwyn learn that Tom was smuggling rum. A memory card found by the pair reveal that Steve Thomas is Tom's son. Humphrey questions Steve, who is now the prime suspect in the murder investigation, but he then learns that two other suspects were determined to prevent Frank from signing an investment deal. Humphrey manages to eliminate Steve from the investigation, and when he uncovers a hidden family link, he solves the case with Jack. After solving the mystery, Humphrey decides he is happier back living in London with Martha. Jack agrees to fly out to Saint Marie for a holiday with his daughter to replace Humphrey for a few weeks.
47 7 "In the Footsteps of a Killer" Simon Delaney Dana Fainaru 16 February 2017 (2017-02-16) 8.97
As Jack settles to his new life in Saint Marie, he works with the team to try and 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 murder of Julie, her editor. Jack interviews Julie's widow, Ian, and learns he was close to Nadine prior to her death. When the team learn that Julie's body has gone missing, they suffer a setback in the case, although analysis of a sound recording which includes the fatal shot from the gun which killed Julie helps Jack identify the real murderer.
48 8 "Murder in the Polls" Simon Delaney Will Fisher 23 February 2017 (2017-02-23) 8.96
The islanders on Saint Marie begin voting for their new mayor, with Dwayne on security. However, candidate Victor Pearce is murdered in one of the polling booths. Two rivals: Catherine, who is Camille's mother, and Peter Baxter become immediate suspects. Victor's son is soon also brought into the investigation when the team learn that son Kemar was his heir. Jack decides to reconstruct the crime scene in an attempt to artfully identify the killer. Jack impresses Selwyn, who offers Jack a permanent position at the police station.

Series 7 (2018)Edit

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49 1 "Murder from Above" Jonathan Gershfield Robert Thorogood 4 January 2018 (2018-01-04) 8.79
Diane Smith falls to her death from her hotel balcony on the day of her wedding to billionaire Philip Marston. Jack is convinced Diane was murdered, going by the single fingernail she painted before she fell from the balcony, and questions Philip's two daughters, who both had a strong dislike towards Diane. The hotel manager also proves to be uncooperative in the case when Jack asks for more information on which rooms the guests were staying in for the duration of the wedding, which proves vital in helping Jack solve the mystery. Florence injures herself when catching a suspect, putting her out of work.
50 2 "The Stakes Are High" Stewart Svaasand Jake Riddell 11 January 2018 (2018-01-11) 8.63
The final of a poker tournament takes place in Saint Marie, with a $3 million prize to be won by one of the players. However, during the match, one of the finalists, Bobby Rodrigues, drops dead at the table. Jack initially suspects that Bobby was killed by a playing card coated with poison before the match, but he then learns that Bobby's cigar was poisoned. Suspicion falls on Bobby's closest rival, Ray Campbell, until a family secret involving Bobby is uncovered. With Florence out of action, Dwayne gets a temporary promotion to detective.
51 3 "Written in Murder" Jonathan Gershfield Justin Young 18 January 2018 (2018-01-18) 8.78
After he goes swimming alone one morning, author Frank O'Toole's body is pulled from the sea with a knife through his heart. Prior to his death, Frank argued with his agent, Larry, over his potential switch to another agent, as Frank's books were failing to sell under Larry's agency. The number one suspect is the invisible Otis Falconer, who Jack and the team try to track down, but find an almost non-existent record on him. Jack and the team realise that the murderer used a boat which was hired under a false identity in order to kill Frank. Elsewhere, Dwayne meets a potential new love interest.
52 4 "The Healer" Stewart Svaasand Tom Higgins 25 January 2018 (2018-01-25) 8.34
Steadman King, a well-known faith healer, returns to Saint Marie with his wife, Amelia, after 35 years away from the island. When Steadman carries out a healing on a childhood friend, terminally ill Fabienne is poisoned and dies. Jack and the team are convinced from the start that Steadman himself is responsible for the murder, but they quickly become confused when no one else from the congregation who drank from the same cup as Fabienne were poisoned. When Amelia reveals to Jack the real reason for her and Steadman's return to Saint Marie, it unearths an event involving Steadman that happened years ago.
53 5 "Murder on the Day of the Dead" Ian Barnes Robert Thorogood 1 February 2018 (2018-02-01) 8.13
As Saint Marie celebrates Day of the Dead, the organiser of the charity auction at the yacht club, Daisy Anderson, is murdered after sending a panic-stricken message to her husband, Finn. Jack and the team discover that Daisy had an affair with yacht club member Adam Warner, which Finn knew about and was filing a divorce over. However, all of the suspects in the case have alibis. After noticing a butterfly on Daisy's body which should be in hibernation, Jack is provided with a big clue over Daisy's murder.
54 6 "Meditated in Murder" Ian Barnes Damian Wayling 8 February 2018 (2018-02-08) 7.94
Jack and the team are called to a spiritual retreat where the owner, Daniel Friend, is found dead. At the time of the murder, all the suspects in the case were meditating and in sight of each other. One of the suspects, Bryn Williams, an undercover journalist, planned to expose Daniel as a fraud, whilst other suspect Gabe had reportedly had an argument with Daniel prior to his death. The final suspect Eva had lost money to Daniel, but even though all have a motive, Jack finds it difficult to establish opportunity for any of them. When Jack learns of Daniel's criminal history, he finds out that Daniel was actually called Michael Bennett. It also proves to be a vital clue in helping the team understand why Michael was killed.
55 7 "Dark Memories" Sarah Walker James Hall 15 February 2018 (2018-02-15) 8.22
JP's old school friend, Cordell Thomas, confesses to the murder of Eugene Jones. Jack is unconvinced that Cordell killed Eugene based on the peanut that Eugene was clenching in his fist when he died. Jack and the team then find stolen belongings of former convict Charlie Blake at Eugene's house, while also learning that Eugene's sister had issues with Eugene prior to his death. Elsewhere, Dwayne celebrates his birthday with his girlfriend, Darlene, and his father, Nelson, who pays him a visit. Note: This episode was dedicated to guest star Larrington Walker who died before his role was completed.
56 8 "Melodies of Murder" Sarah Walker Will Fisher 22 February 2018 (2018-02-22) 7.85
When Billy Springer, the lead guitarist of a popular Saint Marie reggae band is murdered in his dressing room following a concert, Jack must solve a double murder, including a case that has haunted the Commissioner for 30 years. Meanwhile, Nelson Myers joins his son, Dwayne, and makes himself at home in the Caribbean.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This episode was moved from the normal transmission time of 9:00pm to 8.25pm due to the two EastEnders 30th anniversary episodes that evening which were placed before and after this episode, receiving a ratings boost as a result.[18]

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