Dead In Paradise

russellsprout

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Love to know what criteria the latest scripts of 'Death In Paradise' have for the lead character, because it surely can't be an absence of presence as total as that brought to the screen by a Mr Ardal O'Hanlon? Mrs S and I just about suffered through a recent episode -- which seemed to involve John Sessions being paid a doubtless considerable amount of money to go holiday in the Caribbean and turn up to say a few lines -- and even the lizard seemed sick weary and tired of the whole thing. Ben Miller was, of course, irreplaceable, Kris Marshall, inadequate, but now in O'Hanlon, damn near invisible.

Ah well. Good news that the rubberized lizard is not in terminal decline. Prognosis for the viewing figures however, anything but.
 

brian s

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Another series was confirmed recently. My wife still watches it but I think it's dire. I quite liked Miller's quirky character and the female assistant back then was magnificent eye candy.

Bri
 

krish

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Navvie

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In our house Ben Miller and Kris Marshall were very popular, as was Sara Martins.

Show has taken a dive since Ardal O'Hanlon arrived. We'd not be watching if it wasn't for Danny John-Jules and Joséphine Jobert :)love:) saving every episode.
 

krish

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No problem here with Ardal O'Hanlon. Ben Miller's departure was the best thing to happen to the show. Wished they'd brought Lenora Crichlow back.
 

Robothamster

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I thought Kris Marshal was great in DiP, and I was very much enamoured with Josephine Jobert and her fondness for little shorts...

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krish

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Wonder if he'll go the way of Miller of Marshall ... or not even back for ep 1
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krish

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Back next Thursday at 9pm


Looks like Dwayne's departure is off-screen, since DJ-J does not appear in the credits.
 

krish

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Current series just finished earlier tonight and it will return, as it's been re-commissioned for two more series ...
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Aude Legastelois joins as series regular DS Madeleine Dumas alongside Ardal O’Hanlon, Don Warrington, Tobi Bakare, Shyko Amos and Elizabeth Bourgine.

The BBC One’s hit crime drama Death in Paradise, produced by Red Planet Pictures, has been re-commissioned for two more series following its eighth successful run.

Ardal O’Hanlon will return to head up the Saint Marie police team as lead detective DI Jack Mooney alongside Tobi Bakare (Officer JP Hooper), Shyko Amos (Officer Ruby Patterson), Don Warrington (Commissioner Selwyn Patterson) and Elizabeth Bourgine (Catherine Bordey).

Aude Legastelois becomes a new series regular, DS Madeleine Dumas, following her debut in the last two episodes of series eight. Joining the Honoré Police, Madeleine will aid Jack, JP and Ruby in cracking the mind-boggling murders on the island.

Aude Legastelois says: “I’m thrilled that I’ve been given the opportunity to continue my role as Madeleine and to rejoin the cast of Death in Paradise. I can’t wait for Madeleine to be fully integrated into the Honoré Police team and for the viewers to get to know her further.”

Since launching in 2011, Death in Paradise remains one of television’s highest-rating dramas. Series eight got off to a fantastic start on Thursday 10 January, with episode one pulling in 8.9 million consolidated viewers.

The ninth and tenth series were commissioned for BBC One by Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, and Piers Wenger, Controller of Drama Commissioning. Tim Key will continue to executive produce for Red Planet Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. Death in Paradise is a Red Planet Pictures production, produced with the support of the region of Guadeloupe.

Tim Key, Executive Producer, Red Planet Pictures, says: “We’re over the moon with the response to series eight and can’t wait to get back to Guadeloupe to start filming the new series. It’s an honour to be part of a show which is so loved by its audience and the decision to commission two series shows how much it is valued by the BBC. We’re excited to let the audience get to know our new characters better whilst also throwing some major surprises into the mix along the way – and of course solving the odd murder or sixteen.”

Tommy Bulfin, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor, says: “We are delighted to announce that Death in Paradise is coming back to BBC One. The show is a jewel in our roster of top drama and we are thrilled that it’s returning.”

Filmed on the French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, the ninth series of the award-winning drama will continue to keep audiences guessing with ingenious mysteries, cunningly clever plot twists and a star-studded array of guest cast.

Fans can watch series eight now on BBCiPlayer.
 

mjn

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Sounds like all the best characters have left now.
 

krish

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There's a rather annoying (as in zany/mad which gets tiresome) new young woman constable who was probably a very cheap replacement for DJJ.
 

encaser

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Gave up after a couple of ep's with Ardal. Piss poor idiot of a character.
So now Danny is gone too. Wow. Lots of the humour, and heart, came from him. I can't imagine he was expensive either.
I'm surprised, of late, they didn't swing in a middle-aged woman counterpart replacement.
 

Solomon Grundy

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mjn

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Somebody should change the title of thread.
 

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