Death in Par­adise

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There’s an in­trigu­ing mur­der on a bus as Ardal O’Han­lon gets back to work on the Caribbean is­land of Saint Marie as DI Jack Mooney. Re­becca Front guest stars in this first mys­tery. Mean­while, Of­fi­cer Dwayne My­ers (Danny John-Jules) is re­placed by the com­mis­sioner’s niece Ruby (Shyko Amos), and ro­mance could blos­som be­tween Jack and Cather­ine…

The Death in Par­adise team are back for more Caribbean crime-solv­ing…

The weather may be cold and dark right now, but this week there’s a ray of sun­shine as Death in Par­adise re­turns! Ardal O’Han­lon, who plays DI Jack Mooney, prom­ises an­other batch of cases to un­ravel from the fic­tional is­land of Saint Marie.

‘There will be the oc­ca­sional mur­der this se­ries, it’s our spe­cial­ity!’ he laughs. ‘In the first episode the mur­der takes place on a bus. There were only four peo­ple on there and

no­body left their seat, so which one of them did it and how?

‘Next week it’s mur­der at the zoo. I filmed a scene in­ter­view­ing a mon­key – ev­ery­one is a sus­pect!’

A new face

While much of this se­ries will feel fa­mil­iar, one per­son will be miss­ing: orig­i­nal cast mem­ber Danny John-Jules, aka laid-back Of­fi­cer Dwayne My­ers, who left the show to com­pete in Strictly. He’ll be re­placed by

Shyko Amos, who plays the Com­mis­sioner’s niece, Ruby Pat­ter­son.

‘She’s an amaz­ing, slightly car­toon­ish char­ac­ter who brings lots of fun, en­ergy and com­edy to the show,’ re­veals Ardal. ‘You al­ways won­der what will hap­pen when some­one leaves, but the se­ries seems to sur­vive cast changes, so there won’t be any rad­i­cal dif­fer­ences.’

As for Ardal’s char­ac­ter, Jack, his daugh­ter has left Saint-Marie to go to univer­sity, and some view­ers are hop­ing he might em­bark on a ro­mance with bar owner Cather­ine…

More than friends?

‘Jack’s more in­te­grated into the com­mu­nity now, he knows how the is­land ticks, and he’s no longer a fish out of wa­ter,’ says Ardal.

‘As for his re­la­tion­ship with Cather­ine, I don’t want to spoil any­thing, but I think they’re just good friends. You never know what’s go­ing to hap­pen on this show, though – Jack could get to­gether with Com­mis­sioner

Pat­ter­son!’

Men­tor… JP has a new re­cruit to train up The heat is on… (From left) The Com­mis­sioner, Ruby, Jack and Florence

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