Death in Paradise 100th episode

Death in Paradise Series 13 confirms date and 100th episode details

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The show is back for Series 13 with a roster of guest stars and a few returning faces.

After the show’s Christmas Special, as we’ve embraced 2024, viewers have been wondering where Death in Paradise has got to. The sun-soaked murder mystery series is a stalwart of the winter schedules, with new episodes usually premiering in early January.

For 2024 however, the show premieres on February 4th in a more prestigious Sunday evening slot. That’s because Series 13 begins with Death in Paradise‘s 1ooth instalment, another feature-length investigation for DI Neville Parker.

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Ralf Little as DI Neville Parker (c)Red Planet Pictures/Denis Guyenon

Here’s the premise for the 100th episode:

In this feature-length instalment, Commissioner Selwyn Patterson celebrates fifty years of police service, before being left fighting for his life as he’s dramatically shot by a mysterious assassin. As the team and island alike are left in despair, the question remains: will Selwyn survive?

The guest stars include Sean Maguire, Leon Herbert (Outlander), Cathy Tyson (Boiling Point) and Mensah Bediako (Andor). Maguire’s inclusion is special, as he’s reprising his role from the show’s first ever episode back in 2011.

Death in Paradise Series 13

The latest run of the show brings back all the established cast. That’s Ralf Little (DI Neville Parker), Don Warrington (Commissioner Selwyn Patterson), Shantol Jackson (DS Naomi Thomas), Tahj Miles (Officer Marlon Pryce), Ginny Holder (Trainee Officer Darlene Curtis) and Élizabeth Bourgine (Catherine Bordey).

Tahj Miles, Ralf Little, Shantol Jackson & Ginny Holder (c) Red Planet Pictures/Denis Guyenon

Across the series, Marlon confronts his future, Naomi lets loose to double date with Darlene, and Catherine finds herself embroiled in a murder case when an old friend becomes a suspect. New and returning faces arrive on Saint Marie, and Neville faces his biggest decision yet. Will our hapless detective finally get his happy ever after?

We’re also expecting for the usual cocktail of puzzling cases. They include a deadly game of bingo, a poisoning at a cookery competition, death during a blackout, and a mystifying murder in a lift.

Guest stars

This year, as always, there’s a roster of new faces coming to St. Marie – some to meet their maker. They include Hayley Mills, Ellie Haddington, Kate Robbins, Pearce Quigley, Ronni Ancona, Richard Fleeshman, Juliet Cowan and Shvorne Marks.

Plus, Michael Fenton Stevens, Ben Wiggins, Guy Henry, Kevin Garry, Taj Atwal, Emma Naomi, Gabrielle Glaister, Elise Chappell, Ali Ariaie, Eve Posonby, Emma Sidi, Calvin Demba, Rachel Adedeji and Richard Lintern.

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Don Warrington and Genesis Lynea (c) Red Planet Pictures/Denis Guyenon

Additionally, we will see the return of Selwyn’s daughter Andrina, played by Genesis Lynea.

Death in Paradise is a Red Planet Pictures production for the BBC made with the support of the region of Guadeloupe. The feature-length 100th episode and Series 13 are executive produced by Tim Key and Ceri Meyrick for Red Planet Pictures and Danielle Scott-Haughton for BBC. The producer is Joanna Hanley.

While Death in Paradise kicks of its run, we’re also waiting on news of when Beyond Paradise, the show’s UK based spinoff will air. Additionally, there’s a further Australian based spin-off, Return to Paradise in the works, expected on the BBC and ABC Australia later in 2024.

The entire back catalogue of Death in Paradise and Beyond Paradise are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.