Death in Paradise season 10 sees Camille and Florence back, plus Neville getting romantic. And even a cameo from Ben Miller!
Death in Paradise season 10 sees the return of DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little) and – in a big twist – DS Camille Bordey and DS Florence Cassell. Plus Ben Miller is back for a cameo!
The new series, which started on Thursday January 7th, is that extra bit special as it sees the show celebrate its 10th anniversary from when it originally launched with Ben Miller starring as DI Richard Poole and Sarah Martins as Camille. And it’s been revealed that both characters will pop up in season 10!!
And it’s also been announced that the show will return for at least two more series.
Death in Paradise season 10 release date – when did it return to BBC1?
Death In Paradise returned to BBC1 at 9pm on Thursday January 7th. Seasons 1-9 are currently available to watch on iPlayer. The third episode airs on Thursday 21st January at 9pm on BBC1. Episode one is available to watch on iPlayer if you missed it!
Who guest stars in the first episode of Death in Paradise? And what happens?
Former Casualty favourite Patrick Robinson is among the guest stars in the opening episode. The story sees Neville and his team investigate the death of a TV reporter, who is found dead in her pool. Poor JP has a lot on his plate. He and Rosie are about to become parents, plus he also finds himself acting as Selwyn Patterson’s (Don Warrington) boss, when Selwyn volunteers to be a temporary officer. Erm, that doesn’t sound fun!
Spotting the killer rating: Easy!
Who happens in the second episode of Death in Paradise season 10?
It looks like Neville will have plenty of time for chicken and chips and worrying about things when he has a straightforward case to investigate. With just two suspects and a confession, Neville appears to have the murder of an archaeologist all wrapped up. However, things quickly unravel and Neville faces another taxing murder mystery. Meanwhile, Neville fails to get into the Commissioner’s good books. What’s he done this time?!
Spotting the killer rating: Tricky!
Who guest stars in the third episode of Death in Paradise? And what happens?
All the money in the world can’t help lottery winner Cherry (Gavin and Stacey’s Laura Aikman), who is found dead at her posh villa. Among those facing questioning is Craig, played by comedian Jason Manford. Also under suspicion is Cherry’s husband Gavin, who’s played by ex Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher. Elsewhere JP is struggling to train up new recruit Marlon.
Why is Florence back in Death in Paradise?
Well the character originally left halfway through season eight when her fiance Patrice was murdered. Two years on Florence has decided it’s time to get back to work, but she hadn’t counted on how annoying Neville can be! Expect some clashes!!
Why is Camille back?
Sarah is back as Camille after a six year break from the show for a special two-part story to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary.
Sara says: “There are some characters that never leave you and I’m still Camille, wherever I go. After many years, people still reference and send their love to me as Camille, so it was obvious that I had to go back and the 10th anniversary is the perfect opportunity! I want to celebrate the longevity of Death in Paradise.
“It was life changing for me and I’m so grateful to the show. I feel like I’m going back home with new folks and old, to bring more fun and joy. I’m really happy to wear Camille’s ‘twinkly-ness’ again.”
How is Ben Miller going to return when DI Richard Poole is dead?
Good question! Richard Poole was famously bumped off with an ice pick at the start of the third series. Yet it’s been announced that Ben Miller is returning for a guest appearance in the new series. A teaser clip shows Ben dressed up in Richard’s normal suite attire as he wanders up the beach once more. So, perhaps Richard’s death was faked? Or perhaps when Camille sees him she’s simply having flashbacks to their time together?
Who’s in the cast of Death in Paradise season 10?
Ralf Little stars as DI Neville Parker, with Josephine Jobert making a comeback after a spell away from the show as Florence and Sarah Martins returns as Camille. Plus Ben Miller returns as DI Richard Poole.
Also back are Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson, Tobi Bakare as JP and Elizabeth Bourgine as Mayor Catherine Bordey.
Two big characters who won’t be appearing are Ruby Patterson (played by Shyko Amos) and Madeleine Dumas (Aude Legastelois-Bidé). They have both left the show.
What’s the plot?
Well it looks like Neville might get a romantic interest during the series. Florence is set to help Neville embrace his new life, but is Neville really ready to do that? Meanwhile, JP runs into 18-year-old petty criminal Marlon with unexpected consequences.
JP is set for a tough time in the new series. The Beeb teases that there “are some shocking developments at work” which test JP to his limits.
And Catherine will be in grave danger during the new series… cue the return of Camille to help her mother out. It also appears that Richard Poole features in the Camille storyline.
Who’s guest starring in Death in Paradise season 10?
Ex Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher and comedian Jason Manford will both be guesting. Plus Benidorm’s Steve Edge and Our Girl’s Luke Pasqualino.
Death in Paradise season 10 continues on Thursdays on BBC1 (see our TV guide for more shows to enjoy).