Season 3 Introduces New Head Detective
Played by Kris Marshall
BURBANK, CA - March 11, 2014 - Bringing a dose of sunshine back to the small screen, BBC's Death In Paradise returns for a third season on KCET beginning March 18 at 8 p.m. This highly rated series is a warm, light-hearted detective drama about an inspector who is assigned to investigate a murder on the paradise island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean.
Season 3 opens with the shocking murder of DI Richard Poole played by Ben Miller (Primeval, Johnny English), an event which heralds the arrival of new detective DI Humphrey Goodman, portrayed by Kris Marshall (Love Actually, Death at a Funeral), who is quite unlike his predecessor. Disorganized and gawky, Humphrey's rather bumbling and accident-prone ways means he doesn't make the greatest first impression on Camille, Fidel and Dwayne, who are battling their grief for their friend, as well trying to catch his killer. Disheveled British charm, but with a razor-sharp insight into crime solving, can Humphrey win the team over and prove he's the man for the job?
The season also stars Sara Martins (Little White Lies), Gary Carr (Downton Abbey) and Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf), bringing together a brilliant cast and mind-boggling mysteries in every episode of this intriguing detective series.
Season 3 Episode Synopses
Tragedy hits the tiny paradise island of Saint-Marie when DI Richard Poole is murdered at his university reunion party. Can replacement DI Humphrey Goodman, earn the respect of his new colleagues by solving this particularly sensitive and challenging case?
DI Humphrey Goodman and his team are perplexed by the seemingly random killing of a stand-in on a film set. With every reason to think the killer might strike again, the team have to work fast to solve the case before they wind up with another victim on their hands.
The murder of a local gigolo brings DI Goodman and his team into contact with the social elite of Saint-Marie. For Fidel this proves to be a particularly hard hitting case as the death of his old school friend forces him to face up to some past mistakes.
DI Goodman and his team are introduced to the jet-setting world of airline pilots and cabin crew when an air stewardess is discovered murdered. Will Humphrey and his team manage to unravel the mysteries at the heart of this seemingly impossible murder?
DI Goodman and his team are drawn into the world of politics when Saint-Marie's scandalized Commerce Minister is discovered dead. Out of the blue, Camille's father turns out to have a link to the victim and she is forced to confront the fact that her dad could be the murderer.
When a bird-watcher is discovered murdered in the Saint-Marie jungle, the team have a particularly puzzling conundrum to solve. Is the traditionally quiet and calm world of bird-watching more cut-throat than it appears?
A murder on a privately owned island means DI Goodman and the team are cut off from the mainland when a storm comes in. As night descends, they find themselves locked in a house with a killer - can they solve the mystery before the murderer strikes again?
When an elderly resident at a retirement home appears to have committed suicide, the team is on a mission to prove it was murder. Humphrey is surprised when his wife pays an unexpected visit to the island and he is left wondering why she's come to see him.
The series airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on KCET.
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