Hetti Bywater – from murder victim to murderer?

While the TV world continues to wonder who killed EastEnders’ Lucy Beale, Hetti Bywater, who played Ian Beale’s fiery daughter, turns up very much alive on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie in this week's Death in Paradise.

Hetti guest stars alongside Will Mellor and Claire Goose in BBC’s sunny whodunit as a talented surfer, Jess Chambers (pictured). When champion surfer Jake Peters (Dean Lennox Kelly) is found shot through the chest in his locked workshop, bumbling English DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) does some digging and discovers Jess has a secret history with married Jake…

Find out if Hetti’s latest character is a murderer when the episode screens on BBC1 on Thursday, January 15 at 9pm.

Meanwhile, the EastEnders’ mystery surrounding Lucy Beale’s grisly death continues. BBC have announced the identity of Lucy’s killer will finally be revealed in this year’s 30th anniversary special in February.

Hetti, the fourth and final actress to play Lucy Beale since the character was introduced to the long running drama in 1993, will be making a return to the soap in a flashback episode during the bonanza 30th anniversary celebration week. Until then speculation continues as to who killed Lucy – and why!


Elaine Reilly
Writer for TV Times, What’s On TV, TV & Satellite Week and What To Watch

With twenty years of experience as an entertainment journalist, Elaine writes for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and www.whattowatch.com covering a variety of programs from gardening and wildlife to documentaries and drama.


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After a day of previewing TV, writing about TV and interviewing TV stars, Elaine likes nothing than to relax… by watching TV.