Beyond Paradise series 2 cast: Anne Lloyd (Barbara Flynn), Martha Lloyd (Sally Bretton), Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall), Zahra Ahmadi (DS Esther Williams), Margo Martins (Felicity Montagu), PC Kelby Hartford (Dylan Llewellyn)

Beyond Paradise Series Two – trailer and date for the show’s return

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Guest stars will include Peter Davison, Kevin Bishop, Carolyn Pickles, Jeff Rawle and Souad Faress. 

With the latest run of Death in Paradise past its halfway point, the BBC have revealed the return date for Beyond Paradise. In 2023, the spin off show was the UK’s most watched new drama across all channels and streamers.

Beyond Paradise is back for a second six-episode run, beginning on Friday 22nd March at 8pm. The series promises more heart-warming relationship stories and puzzling crime capers, set in the Devon and Cornwall countryside.

Beyond Paradise Series 2 - Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) and DS Esther Williams (Zahra Ahmadi) stand outside and look at someone off-camera
Kris Marshall & Zahra Ahmadi (c) Red Planet Pictures

Beyond Paradise takes place in the fictional town of Shipton Abbot. It stars Kris Marshall as DI Humphry Goodman who has relocated there with his fiancé Martha Lloyd (Sally Bretton).

Here’s what we know about Beyond Paradise Series Two:

Shipton Abbott continues to keep DI Humphrey Goodman and his team busy, with a baffling new crime each episode. From a death on a steam train to a missing teacher, the team have their work cut out. Even more so with Police HQ’s threat of the local station house closure hanging over them – the pressure is on to get results.

Beyond Paradise Series 2 - Martha Lloyd (Sally Bretton) and Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) sit in a café with DS Esther Williams (Zahra Ahmadi) and the café waitress Zoe (Melina Sinadinou)
Sally Bretton, Melina Sinadinou, Zahra Ahmadi & Kris Marshall (c) Red Planet Pictures

Meanwhile, Humphrey and Martha’s journey to find their own version of a family continues as they explore the possibility of fostering. Martha’s mother Anne throws herself into the world of online dating, and a well-meant gesture from Esther’s daughter Zoe threatens to uncover a long-held secret…

Series Two promises the return of the whole Shipton Abbot police team. That’s Zahra Ahmadi (DS Esther Williams), Dylan Llewellyn (PC Kelby Hartford) and Felicity Montagu (Margo Martins). Plus, Barbara Flynn as Anne Lloyd, Martha’s mother.

Also returning are Jade Harison as CS Charlie Woods, Melina Sinadinou as Zoe, Eva Feiler as Lucy, Isaac Vincent-Norgate as Ryan, Amelia Vitale as Hannah, and last but not least, Selwyn the Duck!

Guest stars

As ever, there’s an impressive roster of familiar faces lined up for the series. They include Peter Davison, Kevin Bishop, Carolyn Pickles, Jeff Rawle and Souad Faress.

Plus, Adam Fogerty, Emma Fielding, Dan Renton Skinner, Paul Bradley, Peter Landi, Abi Clarke, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Danny Webb, Nicholas Woodeson, Malcolm Storry, Jayde Adams and Charlie Baker.

Beyond Paradise Series Two - PC Kelby Hartford (Dylan Llewellyn) in police uniform riding an e-scooter
Dylan Llewellyn (c) Red Planet Pictures

The show was created by Robert Thorogood and Tony Jordan. Beyond Paradise is made for the BBC by Red Planet Pictures in a co-commission with BritBox International.

Tony Jordan, Tim Key and Belinda Campbell are executive producers for Red Planet Pictures, Danielle Scott-Haughton for BBC and Reemah Sakaan and Stephen Nye for BritBox International. Lindsay Hughes produces.

You can catch up with the first series of Beyond Paradise on BBC iPlayer. Plus, all 13 series of Death in Paradise too!