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DEATH IN PARADISE: Season 5

Airs Fridays, May 19-June 2 & June 23-July 21, 2017 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Courtesy of Steven Peskett/ © Red Planet Productions

Above: (L-R) The cast of DEATH IN PARADISE: JP (Tobi Bakare), Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules), Humphrey (Kris Marshall), Florence Cassell (Josephine Jobert) and Selwyn Patterson (Don Warrington).

One brilliant detective, many mysterious murders.

In Season 5 of DEATH IN PARADISE, DI Humphrey Goodman is finally settled on the beautiful island of Saint Marie, but can’t help feeling that something‘s missing from his life. When Humphrey decides buying a boat is the answer to his problems, Dwayne correctly diagnoses a mid-life crisis – the real root of Humphrey’s malaise is a lack of love life.

Confident there’s a formula to finding love, Humphrey enlists the help of Florence, only to discover the complexities of dating are more confusing than any case he’s tried to crack. Humphrey’s deductive powers may not be much use on the singles scene but, back on the job, his considerable intellect and experience are tested to the full, as he faces some of Saint Marie’s most perplexing murders yet.

DEATH IN PARADISE: Season 5: Trailer

SEASON 5 EPISODE GUIDE:

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DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) in a scene from Season 5 of DEATH IN PARADISE.

Episode 1 repeats Friday, May 19 at 10 p.m. - DI Goodman and his team are tested when a millionaire philanthropist is murdered on his boat, and the only suspects were all underwater at the time. Meanwhile, DI Goodman's new hobby raises a few eyebrows...

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(L-R) JP (Tobi Bakare), Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules), Humphrey (Kris Marshall), Florence Cassell (Josephine Jobert) and Selwyn Patterson (Don Warrington).

Episode 2 repeats Friday, May 26 at 10 p.m. - The team enter the shady world of island politics when the outgoing governor of Saint Marie is poisoned at her leaving party. Meanwhile, DI Goodman dives into the even murkier world of online dating.

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(L-R) JP (Tobi Bakare), Nelson Benedict (Jason Barnett), Jay Crocker (Paul Nicholls), Sadie Mernier (Elarica Johnson), Eloise Ronson (Heida Reed), Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules) and Rosey Fabrice (Fola Evans-Akingbola).

Episode 3 repeats Friday, June 2 at 10 p.m. - A young model is strangled straight after coming from the catwalk at a fashion show. The team try to work out how the killer gained access to the backstage area - and how he was able to strangle the victim and just escape in 47 seconds. During their investigation, some of the team try to get close with the other models.

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Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules) attends his mentor's funeral.

Episode 4 repeats Friday, June 23 at 10 p.m. - Dwayne attends his mentor's funeral. After the cremation is over though, he is shocked to receive a text from his old friend - telling Dwayne that his friend was murdered. At first the team is reluctant to look further than the coroner's report of death by natural causes, but soon new evidence kicks them into gears.

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(L-R) Rosey (Fola Evans-Akingbola), JP (Tobi Bakare), Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules), Catherine (Elizabeth Bourgine), Florence Cassell (Josephine Jobert), Humphrey (Kris Marshall) and Aunt Mary (Wendy Craig).

Episode 5 repeats Friday, June 30 at 10 p.m. - Humprey's Aunt Mary visits the island and becomes the only witness to the murder of John Green, a holidaying salesman. Finding suspects proves difficult as a motive cannot be found, and meanwhile Aunt Mary is pursuing her own investigation - into Humphrey's secrets. Luckily for Humphrey, he finds he can distract Mary by getting her involved with the case and her insights soon prove invaluable.

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Kim (Louisa Connolly-Burnham) in a scene from episode 6 of DEATH IN PARADISE.

Episode 6 repeats Friday, July 7 at 10 p.m. - Top London chef, Robert Holt, is set to open a new restaurant - Le Calmar Saint Marie. That is until he is found dead in the walk-in freezer with a knife in his back. The scene looks like a botched burglary but Humphrey thinks it was a premeditated murder. However when he goes looking for possible enemies, he soon finds too many people with a motive for the murder.

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L-R) Humphrey (Kris Marshall) and Florence Cassell (Josephine Jobert) investigate the murder of a marine salvage hunter.

Episode 7 repeats Friday, July 14 at 10 p.m. - When a marine salvage hunter is killed, the evidence seems to point to one man. It would be an open-and-shut case for the team if it wasn't for the suspect's solid alibi. Meanwhile, it is JP's stag do - and with Dwayne as best man, what could possibly go wrong?

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Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules) in a scene from Season 5 of DEATH IN PARADISE.

Episode 8 repeats Friday, July 21 at 10 p.m. - A young backpacker is found dead from a gunshot wound in her hostel bathroom. It seems like a suicide - but Humphrey can't work out why anyone would bring a wash bag into a room where they planned to kill themselves. Suspicion falls on the only people near the hostel at the time of the gunshot. The investigation leads Humphrey to discover an old crush from London is on the island - and that life at the hostel is even murkier than anyone wants him to believe. When Sian's phone is recovered, it seems like she might have had some secrets of her own.

A Red Planet Pictures production for the BBC. Produced with the support of the Guadeloupe Regional Council.

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