Beyond Paradise - Humphrey (Kris Marshall) and Martha (Sally Bretton)

Beyond Paradise – first look image from the Death in Paradise spin-off (updated)

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DI Humphrey Goodman is back in Blighty – Beyond Paradise lands on Friday 24th February. 

(Updated 11/02/23): The BBC release a trailer for the show and there’s news of the guest cast too.

Hot on the heels of the first look image from Beyond Paradise, showcasing the principal cast, the BBC have dropped a trailer for the show. As Humphrey settles into his new life, he enjoys an interesting welcome from one of the locals…

Guest Stars

As with Death in Paradise, the show is using  social media to announce the series’ guest stars.

On their twitter @BeyondPOfficial, we spotted Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), Phil Daniels and Montserrat Lombard (Ashes to Ashes). Additionally, there’s Rufus Jones, Samantha Spiro, Pooky Quesnel (Class, Ralph & Katie) and Annette Badland.

Beyond Paradise - Ruth Madoc

The show will also have the final television appearance of the late Ruth Madoc, who sadly passed away in December 2022.

A six-part series, Beyond Paradise comes to BBC One and iPlayer on Friday 24th February.

Original article (of 06/02/23) continues…

Beyond Paradise – first look image from the Death in Paradise spin-off

The Beyond Paradise cast

DI Humphrey Goodman is back in Blighty – Beyond Paradise lands on Friday 24th February. 

We’ve been keeping an eye on Beyond Paradise for a while, the Kris Marshall fronted Death in Paradise spin-off; today, the BBC have given the show a start date of Friday, 24th February 2023.

The show follows detective DI Humphrey Goodman, and his fiancée Martha Lloyd (Sally Bretton), into their new life in England. Transplanting the action to Devon, Humphrey has to contend with a new team while Martha has plans of her own.

Death in Paradise: Kris Marshall & Sally Bretton

Thanks to a new synopsis, we’ve an idea of the sort of cases Humphrey will be facing…

A new adventure awaits as we find them arriving in Shipton Abbott, Martha’s hometown near the beautiful Devonshire coast, having left London. As they embark on their new life whilst temporarily living with Martha’s mum Anne Lloyd, the couple are quickly thrown in at the deep end as Martha sets out to pursue her dream of running her own restaurant and Humphrey joins the local police force.

Quickly making an impression on the somewhat eclectic team; DS Esther Williams, PC Kelby Hartford and Margo Martins, Humphrey sets out to help crack a host of baffling cases, with the Shipton Abbott squad witnessing a whole new approach to police work…

The Beyond Paradise cast

Each week the team will face a new crime with a unique puzzle at its heart. The not-so-sleepy town of Shipton Abbott will be rocked by an entire family disappearing without a trace, a woman claiming she was attacked by a suspect from the seventeenth century, the robbery of a highly prized painting, a body bizarrely discovered in a crop circle and a serial arsonist with a seeming distaste for local businesses.

As Humphrey gets stuck into his new job, he and Martha must also navigate life’s ups and downs, as faces from the past, the decisions they make and challenges of setting up life in a new town put their relationship to the ultimate test.

The cast

Marshall and Bretton lead the cast, with Zahra Ahmadi (The Bay), Dylan Llewellyn (Derry Girls) and Felicity Montagu (Landscapers) all in the ensemble. Barbara Flynn (Doctor Who) also appears as Martha’s mother Anne.

Created by Tony Jordan and Robert Thorogood, Beyond Paradise is a co-commission between BBC One and BritBox International. Red Planet Pictures, part of the Asacha Media Group, are the producers. Tony Jordan is the showrunner, leading a writing team which includes Amy Guyler, Ian Kershaw and Chloë Mi Lin Ewart.

The show’s producer is Lindsay Hughes, directors are Sandy Johnson and Matt Carter. Executive producers are Tony Jordan, Tim Key and Belinda Campbell (Red Planet Pictures); Diederick Santer (BritBox International) and Tommy Bulfin (BBC).

Beyond Paradise is coming to BBC One and iPlayer. The six-part series begins on Friday February 24th.

We’ll keep you posted.