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Danny John-Jules as Dwayne Myers, Ben Miller as DI Richard Poole, Sara Martin...

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Above: Danny John-Jules as Dwayne Myers, Ben Miller as DI Richard Poole, Sara Martins as Sergeant Camille Bordey and Gary Carr as Fidel Best in season two of DEATH IN PARADISE.

For a detective who can't stand sand, even Paradise can be hell. DI Richard Poole is still trapped on the stunning Caribbean island paradise of Saint-Marie – and for him the sun, sea and sand still continue to irritate, just as he irritates his long-suffering colleagues. But, he's also as brilliant as ever. His eye for detail, relentless logic and stubborn refusal to leave anything unexplained works seamlessly with the instinctive and insightful knowledge of the beautiful Sergeant Camille Bordey.

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Stephanie Beacham as Nicole, Tom Ward as Harry, Ben Miller as DI RIchard Poole and Sara Martins as Camille.

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Sergeant Camille Bordey (Sara Martins) at a local voodoo festival.

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Rowena King as Sister Marguerite and Ben Miller as DI RIchard Poole.

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Sara Martins as Camille and Cherie Lunghi as Jayne Smythe.

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Jamelia Davis as Aimee and Amanda Mealing as Eloise.

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Hannah Spearitt as Lily, Ben Miller as DI Richard Poole and Sara Martins as Camille Bordey.

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DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller) gets caught in the rain as Hurricane Irma approaches Saint Marie.

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Ben Miller as DI Richard Poole and Danny John-Jules as Dwayne Myers.

She has much to teach him about human behavior. With the often unorthodox assistance of Dwayne and Fidel, they tackle a baffling array of unique murders, from pirate curses to nuns killed in locked rooms – even solving cases with a hurricane bearing down on them. Most seem impossible, but Richard and his team always get to the heart of the mystery in DEATH IN PARADISE.

Episode One airs Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 9 p.m. - DI Poole is learning to cope with the tropical climate and laid-back atmosphere of Saint Marie, but every day still presents a challenge for the traditional detective.

When the owner of a former sugar plantation, Roger Seymour, is discovered with a machete in his back, Poole and his team have a seemingly impossible case to solve.

Episode Two airs Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 9 p.m. - When a young nun is found dead in her smoke-filled bedroom, DI Richard Poole and his team are soon on the scene.

What seems like a tragic accident caused by a lit cigarette soon turns into a murder investigation when Richard deduces that the nun didn't smoke the cigarette that killed her. But with her room locked from the inside, how could anyone else from the convent have committed the crime?

Episode Three airs Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 9 p.m. - A body found floating in the pool of a luxury cosmetic clinic presents a complex case for DI Poole's team. Everything points to suicide - the victim was going through a difficult divorce and the team find an empty pill bottle in her room.

But Richard is not content with this hypothesis. How could the victim have drowned herself? And why would she make a cup of the world's most expensive tea yet only drink half of it?

Episode Four airs Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9 p.m. - On the island to track down the fabled buried treasure of the legendary pirate, Le Clerc, the seemingly harmless group of treasure hunters are shocked when geologist, Dr Ian Parks, is brutally killed in leader, Daniel Morgan’s, tent.

With the murder weapon a 300-year-old pistol and the entire group classed as suspects, the team have a lot of ground to cover.

Episode Five airs Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 9 p.m. - Camille is devastated when her best friend, Aimee, a singer on a Caribbean party boat, collapses while on stage during a night of music and cocktails. Struggling to breathe, Aimee shockingly dies in Camille's arms. It seems she has been poisoned. But by whom and why?

Episode Six airs Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 9 p.m. - When an English tourist is found dead in her luxury villa, strangled by her own scarf, the crime scene initially indicates a robbery gone wrong. However, shrewd Richard notes that the situation is eerily similar to a case he heard about back in London.

Episode Seven airs Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 9 p.m. - As Hurricane Irma approaches Saint Marie, the islanders are battening down the hatches. However, while everyone else is taking cover, the team are called to the murder scene of a young meteorologist, Leo Downs. The crime scene seems to have been staged to make Leo’s death appear like an accident caused in the hurricane.

Episode Eight airs Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 9 p.m. - When a shot is fired at a charity fundraiser, host Malcolm Powell is found dead in his study. Malcolm's PA, Vicky is certain she knows who the culprit is - a mystery man named Jack Roberts who had an appointment with Malcolm and was seen arriving and then fleeing the scene of the crime.

However, when Richard and his team pursue the suspect, they find his abandoned car nearby with no clues as to his whereabouts or motive for killing Malcolm.

A Red Planet Pictures production in association with BBC Worldwide and Kudos Film and TV for BBC One. Produced with the support of the region of Guadaloupe.

Death In Paradise: Season Two Trailer

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