Beyond Paradise theme finally revealed

Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman in Beyond Paradise with a sea backdrop
(Image credit: BBC / Red Planet Pictures / Todd Anthony)

The Beyond Paradise makers have finally revealed the show's theme tune by folk band Bellowhead.

"Sneak preview of the #BeyondParadise credits ahead of tomorrow's episode, anyone?," the show tweeted.

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As we reported earlier this week, fans were baffled by the "new theme tune" after watching the first episode. It turned out the show hadn't actually used them yet!

Death in Paradise is famed for its wonderful uplifting theme, which viewers often joke seems completely inappropriate as it normally plays out just after someone has been murdered!

Tuning into the new spin-off show starring Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman, everyone was expecting something similar. And then, well, the complaints started!

"I was hoping Beyond Paradise was equally as catchy…. Unfortunately it isn’t," tweeted one viewer.

Another wrote: "Sorry but what the f*ck is this theme tune for Beyond Paradise? You can't even dance to it?”

However, the show’s executive producer Tim Key clarified that the show hadn't played its theme tune yet (although we've now heard it).

"For the record - you’ve not heard the theme tune yet. We did something different in ep 1. Title sequence arrives in ep 2 complete with @bellowheaduk's amazing theme music. Working with them and @magnusfiennes has been one of the biggest joys of this adventure."

Sally Bretton as Martha Lloyd in Beyond Paradise, standing in her café which can be seen out of focus behind her

(Image credit: BBC)

Magnus Fiennes, the brother of actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, is the composer behind the opening theme tune of Death in Paradise and the music in Beyond Paradise

Talking about the importance of music to both shows, Tim previously said: "The music is a huge part of the success of the show, which immediately takes you to a specific place. I have become obsessed with bringing a music identity to Beyond Paradise. We are lucky to be working with Magnus Fiennes after working with him on Death in Paradise. We have worked hard to bring a modern, folk influence to the show, making a unique sound which I am really excited about. And getting Bellowhead on board was amazing."

Meanwhile, Beyond Paradise scored over four million viewers for its opening episode. Episode two, to be shown on Friday at 8 pm on BBC1, sees Humphrey and Martha throw themselves into work in an attempt to distract themselves from recent events. 

For Humphrey, this means investigating one of the strangest cases he's ever encountered — an entire family has vanished, leaving their TV and lights on and dinner half-eaten. Martha prepares for the launch of her café, but is thrown when a face from the past shows up...

If you'd like to enjoy all the music from the show, you can listen to the Beyond Paradise BBC Sounds playlist.

David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years working for TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

David started out as a writer for TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.

Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!