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Death in Paradise





Al een paar jaar zend de BBC TV de serie Death In Paradise uit. Nu op Donderdag avond.


Death_in_Paradise_didn_t_give_DI_Richard_Poole_a_fair_send_offOok Nederland heeft deze serie uit gezonden. In de loop der jaren zijn wel de hoofdrol speler en speelster vervangen door anderen. Maar de serie is er beslist niet slechter op ge worden. In tegendeel. Ik kijk er nog steeds met plezier naar. Op een site vond ik deze Engelse beschrijving.


image015Morrissey, Matthew Lewis and Sally Phillips Join

Sun Soaked Stars In BBC One’s Death In Paradise

Tobi Bakare also lands role as Honoré Police Station’s latest recruit

Red Planet Pictures, creators of hit crime drama Death in Paradise recently announced more incredible names set to guest star in the eagerly awaited fourth series of the BBC One ratings smash.

image009Filmed on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and well known for attracting some of the UK’s finest acting talent, the sun soaked drama starring Kris Marshall (photo above left) & Sara Martins has gone from strength to strength over the past three series, pulling in an average consolidated figure of almost 8.5 million viewers to cement its position as one of BBC One’s highest rating midweek dramas.

The stellar line up of artists set to appear in the new series includes highly acclaimed British actors Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty), Sally Phillips (Miranda) and Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis, as well as rising star Tobi Bakare (The Tunnel, The Shadow Line) who will join the main cast as Saint Marie’s newest Police Officer. Other high-profile names revealed to feature in the winter-warmer include Michelle Collins (Coronation Street), James Fox (Downton Abbey), Francis Magee (Game of Thrones), Nick Moran (Mr Selfridge), Colin McFarlane (Torchwood), Jo Absolom (Doc Martin), Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot) and Jason Merrells (Emmerdale).

image019Following the announcement that popular French actress Josephine Jobert (Sous Le Soleil de Saint-Tropez) will be joining the cast as Sergeant Florence Cassell earlier this year, Honoré Police Station will also be welcoming another new recruit this season as Tobi Bakare heads to paradise to become part of the team as playful and enthusiastic Police Officer, JP Hooper. Arriving on the idyllic island mid-series, the new PC will help the team uncover the truth behind more dastardly deeds and mysterious murders. Commenting on his role in the series, Tobi Bakare said: “I feel absolutely blessed to be a member of Death in Paradise! It’s great to be in a hugely successful drama that brings me back to the good old stuff like Columbo. Guadeloupe is beautiful and the cast and crew are now an extended family. We’ve had bags of fun, and I can’t wait for the viewers to see the fruits of our labor.”

Tim Key, Executive Producer of Death In Paradise said: “We are delighted to debut two new faces for the fourth series of Death In Paradise. Tobi Bakare and Josephine Jobert have both been brilliant additions to the team, both on and off screen, and we hope viewers enjoy the new energies they bring to the show. It’s also a great honor to welcome more talented and popular faces as guest stars for the new series and I am thrilled with the calibre of talent we have this year.”

image021Polly Hill, BBC Head of Independent Drama, added: “It is great to see Death in Paradise attracting such a wonderful guest cast. We are also thrilled that Josephine and Tobi are joining the cast, and look forward to revealing these new characters to the audience next year.”

Of course, Death in Paradise is fortunate in having Kris Marshall  photo above) take over the leading role as DI Humphrey Goodman. His character was introduced in the first episode of the third series, which started on 14 January 2014 – moving on from Ben Miller who played Detective Inspector (DI) Richard Poole, the original lead detective, from 2011 until the series three premiere in 2014. Filming of the third series began in March 2013 and Miller left in May after completion of the first episode, in which his character was killed off. From thereon, Kris took over and during following episodes clearly established himself as the new star loved by all.

Kris – as DI Humphey Goodman – also confirmed that he loves his sidekick Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey played by Sara Martins. It is the marvelous interaction between these two characters that clearly places Death in Paradise a cut above the rest. Sara Martins adds that essential ingredient of sex appeal into this ‘will they-won’t they’ relationship: the sex appeal flowing naturally alongside her superb acting ability. Viewers eagerly await which way the script will go. One thing’s for certain, leading names joining the cast, new faces and talent aside – take away Camille and it really would be Death in Paradise.

It’s nice to hear that other original cast members are back once more for the forthcoming series.

Set to hit screens in early 2015, the fourth series of Death In Paradise is a Red Planet Pictures production in association with BBC Worldwide, produced with the support of the region of Guadeloupe. It is created by Robert Thorogood, produced by Louise Sutton and executive produced by Tony Jordan and Tim Key for Red Planet Pictures and Head of Independent Drama, Polly Hill for BBC One.

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