Death in Paradise (2011– )
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Murder from Above 

It's the first full case for DI Jack Mooney on the island, and he's convinced a woman's apparent suicide is murder.


Robert Thorogood (created by), Robert Thorogood




Episode complete credited cast:
Rob Heaps ... Stephen Marston
Denis Lawson ... Philip Marston
Elizabeth Berrington ... Diane Smith
Jemima Rooper ... Karen Marston
Tanya Reynolds ... Pearl Marston
Doreene Blackstock ... Audrey Lefevre
Stefano Braschi ... Oliver Fitzwarren
Danny John-Jules ... Officer Dwayne Myers
Joséphine Jobert ... DS Florence Cassell
Tobi Bakare ... Officer J.P. Hooper
Ardal O'Hanlon ... DI Jack Mooney
Elizabeth Bourgine ... Catherine Bordey
Don Warrington ... Commissioner Selwyn Patterson
Grace Stone Grace Stone ... Siobhan Mooney


Billionaire Philip Marston and his children are on the island for his marriage to Diane Smith but she falls from her hotel balcony the day before the wedding. Given a reminder of an indiscretion from her past suicide is presumed but Jack sees evidence to the contrary. Philip's daughters, bossy Karen and spoilt Pearl, had cause to dislike her, unlike their reasonable brother Stephen whilst the hotel manager is unusually uncooperative. Jack uncovers family secrets to solve the murder. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This is the second time Denis Lawson has lost his bride-to-be to murder. (Agatha Christie's Marple: Ordeal by Innocence (2007), 2007). See more »


DI Jack Mooney: If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at who he gives it to.
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Good start for Mooney but the stories need to diversify
11 January 2018 | by ghsoumyaSee all my reviews

Nice start for Ardal O'Hanlon as DI Jack Mooney except for a split second at the Limbo game where he dropped without making a real effort. I thought the starting sequence with Mooney, watermelon and the trafficker was really good. Unfortunately, from there on the story recreates similar patterns and familiar story structure without much of a surprise. Maybe for a change there will be a story in one of the future episodes where everyone will be sure of a murder that will turn into a suicide. The well-liked supporting crew of Dwayne, JP, Florence and Commissioner play their part seamlessly.

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4 January 2018 (UK) See more »

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Deshaies, Guadeloupe, France

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