Monday, 15 January 2018


[Spoiler-Free "mini review"] Four world class players are in Saint Marie for the final of the Caribbean Poker Masters Tournament. and a pot of three million dollars. 

They sit around the table when one of them dies poisoned.

DS Florence Cassell (Joséphine Jobert) needs to rest her leg because of a sprain. So she can't investigate with DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O'Hanlon) and the team. Officer Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules) is temporarily promoted to detective because of his expertise in poker. He teaches a few things to Jack, who also learns some magic tricks... or at least he tries.

Commissioner Patterson (Don Warrington) expects DI Mooney to do a speech in front of his niece's lecture group. Dwayne is interested when he learns that it's composed of 13 nurses. Meatballs, glasses in a sock and Descartes are some of the other elements of this absolutely brilliant (and funny) episode written by Jake Riddell (Suspects, EastEnders) and directed by Stewart Svaasand. Tobi Bakare plays Officer J.P. Hooper. Catherine Bordey, played by Élizabeth Bourgine, is absent. 

Guest starring Theo Barklem-Biggs (Tatau, Kingsman: The Secret Service), Charlotte Beaumont (Broadchurch) as Adelaide, Mark Benton (The Halcyon) as Les Doyle, the legendary Nigel Planer and Nigel Whitmey. Created by Robert Thorogood, Death in Paradise is produced by Red Planet Pictures for the BBC. Joséphine Jobert had actually a week off during the filming of this episode, hence Florence's injured leg story.

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