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Death of a Detective 

A university reunion party that DI Richard Poole is attending is brought to an abrupt halt when one of the group is murdered with an ice pick.


Cilla Ware


Robert Thorogood, Robert Thorogood (created by)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Ben Miller ... DI Richard Poole
Sophie Thompson ... Angela Birkett
Tim Dutton ... Roger Sadler
Mark Bazeley ... James Moore
Helen Baxendale ... Sasha Moore
Sara Martins ... DS Camille Bordey
Gary Carr ... Sergeant Fidel Best
Danny John-Jules ... Officer Dwayne Myers
Don Warrington ... Commissioner Selwyn Patterson
Kris Marshall ... DI Humphrey Goodman
Elizabeth Bourgine ... Catherine Bordey
Morven Christie ... Sally Goodman (voice)


A quartet of Poole's university friends comes to the island and, whilst they are playing charades, Poole is murdered. Shambling inspector Humphrey Goodman arrives from England to lead the investigation and does not impress the locals with his clumsiness. He is surprised when the four suspects claim they did not know Poole worked on the island but then lawyer Angela Birkett confesses that she planned it as she had always had a crush on Poole, though he preferred Sasha, now married to abrasive James Moore. The other suspect, hard up Roger Sadler, bears a grudge against the victim from over a quarter of a century ago. However, using old photos of the group from their student days, Goodman wins his spurs and solves the case - though he is stunned when his wife rings to say she is leaving him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Humphrey (Kris Marshall)'s napkin has a sketch of a teacup, and reads "F, G, and B of B"- Fox, Goose, and Bag of Beans. See more »


They were all at Cambridge together, and it said that Richard discovered Roger cheating in exams and reported him to "The Dean". Cambridge University does not have a "Dean". Most of the individual colleges have a Dean, but this is a religious position, essentially a chaplain. See more »


Officer Dwayne Myers: [about DI Goodman] Am I seeing things or did he fall out of the window?
Sergeant Fidel Best: Yes. Yes, he did.
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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »


You're Wondering Now (theme music)
Written by Coxsone Dodd
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Heart Breaking
20 February 2020 | by coynieukSee all my reviews

I will say this only I was in Tears.

The show has a new character at at first glance they are up to the task and will be fine

The show looks spectacular as always the characters are fun the performances are good and the story great

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14 January 2014 (UK) See more »

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Deshaies, Guadeloupe, France

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