Beyond Paradise: BBC confirms Death In Paradise spin-off

The BBC has confirmed a Death In Paradise spin-off series, Beyond Paradise, which reveals what happened to DI Humphrey Goodman after he left the Caribbean island of Saint Marie. The top-rated Death in Paradise has kept armchair detectives enthralled for over a decade, and has featured different detectives in its decade on BBC One. Now…

BBC announces four crime dramas for its Christmas line-up

The BBC has announced that four crime dramas will be part of its Christmas line-up. Sarah Phelps’ A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, recounts one of the most notorious legal cases of the 20th century. Meanwhile, the psychological thriller The Girl Before, adapted from…

Death In Paradise begins filming series nine

We don’t really cover Death In Paradise too much here on this site, but there’s no denying that it’s one of the most popular shows in the UK. The BBC has now confirmed that filming of nine is underway in Guadeloupe with Ardal O’Hanlon reprising his role as lead detective DI Jack Mooney.Tobi Bakare (Officer…

BBC renews Death In Paradise

If you were asked to name Britain’s highest-rating crime drama, you probably wouldn’t guess Death In Paradise, the Caribbean-set series. Despite being onto its third lead character, the show is still hugely popular, attracting eight million viewers for every whodunit episode. Now news reaches us that it has been re-commissioned for two more series following…

Death In Paradise back for series eight in January

Told you January was going to be busy. Death In Paradise, that modern equivalent of cosy, single-location crime is back as well with more whodunits from the paradise Caribbean island of Saint-Marie. In the show’s eighth series, the police team face some complex challenges ranging from a popular local radio DJ killed while live on air,…

BBC One confirms transmission details for Death In Paradise

Full disclosure: Death In Paradise is not one of my favourite crime shows, but it is incredibly popular, often racking seven-to-eight million viewers. It’s back for a seventh series in the first week of January, and now we know when it’ll be on.

Ardal O’Hanlon joins Death In Paradise as show lead

Death In Paradise is a juggernaut, we all know that. Every week it draws in right million viewers and keeps rolling and rolling on. It provides pure escapism and a neat and tidy whodunit every week, and because of these elements you can see why it’s such a success. The challenge for the writers is…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 8th February – Sunday 14th February)

It’s a bit of a big week for crime drama as Sally Wainwright’s award-winning Happy Valley comes back for a much-anticipated second series, once again starring Sarah Lancashire and James Norton. The six-episode run kicks off on Tuesday night. Elsewhere, there’s new Icelandic drama, Trapped on Saturday night, and a radio adaptation of Ian Rankin’s…