Critically acclaimed BBC1 drama Death in Paradise returns to our screens tomorrow night at 9pm, and brings some much-needed sunshine to our screens from the idyllic Caribbean island of Saint Marie for the third series of hit murder mystery show.
As we’ll see in the new series opener, there’s a shocking turn of events in that we see the events surrounding the murder of DI Richard Poole, who’s played by Ben Miller…
We’ll also see the arrival of new detective, DI Humphrey Goodman – who’s played by Kris Marshall – who joins forces with Camille (Sara Martins), Fidel (Gary Carr) and Dwayne (Danny John-Jules) in order to get to the bottom of the tragic and mysterious case.
However, due to Humphrey’s naturally bumbling and accident-prone ways mean he doesn’t make a great first impression…
There’s a whole host of acclaimed actors lined up to guest star in the new series, including Michelle Ryan, Helen Baxendale, Peter Davison, Clarke Peters and Raza Jaffrey, but of his role, and of the new series, Marshall said, “It’s still a fish out of water story. But there’s a new fish in town …”
He added, “As it’s such a popular, existing show, it was very important that I fitted in with the show rather than the show fitting around me.
“Fans can expect lots more of the same, with lots more fun and puzzling murders.”
And of his character, Kris explained, “Humphrey is in his early forties, married and was a Detective Inspector with the Metropolitan Police in London before being transferred to Saint Marie.
“He’s kind of stuck in a rut and wants a change in his life but doesn’t quite know what it is he wants.
“However, when he gets a call to go to Saint Marie, he seems to drop everything and gets on a plane with just a suit and two shirts!
“He shows up in Saint Marie with the intention of his wife following on afterwards because she is a botanist and he thinks she’d love the rainforest on the island, but I don’t think things are going to work out that way.”
Here’s a sneak peek look at the new series…