DI Richard Poole is still trapped on the Caribbean island paradise of Saint- Marie – and for him the sun, sea and sand continue to irritate, 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 Bordey. She has much to teach him about human behaviour… 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 one with a hurricane bearing down on them! Most seem impossible, but Richard and his team always get to the heart of the mystery…
The first of eight episodes will see Poole probing the death of the owner of a former sugar plantation, who is discovered with a machete in his back.
Award-winning poptress Jamelia is the latest in a long line of first-class guest artists to feature in the new series, along with Stephanie Beacham (Coronation Street), Amanda Mealing (Holby City), Michael Brandon (Dempsey & Makepeace), Tom Ward (Silent Witness), Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels), Kelly Adams (Hustle), Patrick Baladi (Mistresses), Bryan Dick (Eric & Ernie), Kenneth Cranham (Made in Dagenham) and Gemma Jones (Spooks).
Ben Miller Primeval, Johnny English
Sara Martins Little White Lies, Pigalle, La Nuit
Danny John-Jules Red Dwarf, MI High
Gary Carr Silent Witness
Elizabeth Bourgine Mon Meilleur Ami
Don Warrington Waking the Dead