Death in Paradise season 10 saw Camille and Florence back, plus Neville getting romantic. And even a cameo from Ben Miller! In case you missed it, here's our guide to the whole series, which has now finished on BBC1.
Death in Paradise season 10 - now available to watch on iPlayer - 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 latest series, which started on BBC1 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. Both characters are reuinited in episode six.
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. Death in Paradise season 10 has now finished. But series 1-10 are all available to watch right now on iPlayer.
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.
Spotting the killer rating: Tough
What happens in episode four?
Poor Neville. He was doing so well in his bid to embrace island life, but here he ends up in hospital when a rogue sandfly bites him during a game of beach volleyball. And things take a nightmarish twist when a nurse takes her own life. But Neville suspects foul play! Neville goes against doctors orders to discharge himself, leading to a big clash with Commissioner Patterson.
Spotting the killer rating: Taxing!
What happens in episode five? Part one of the Death in Paradise 10th anniversary special
When a top pianist is murdered, Neville is left facing his most difficult case to date. While he continues to be confused about his feelings towards Florence, Neville does his best to focus on solving the murder. However, a huge twist suddenly means that he has to start looking into an old case looked after by the Commissioner. And when Catherine is attacked, the Commissioner calls Camille, who decides to head straight back to Saint Marie...
What happens in episode six? Part two of the Death in Paradise 10th anniversary special
Camille touches down in Saint Marie, but not in happy circumstances after what happened to her mother. Neville must work out if the Commissioner missed something extremely important in his old case. The Commissioner thought he'd solved the case 20 years ago, but did he? Meanwhile, there's a surprise as DI Richard Poole is spotted in Saint Marie. But how? Elsewhere, Florence is in London digging into some vital case files.
Killer rating: You need to be Poirot to work this one out!
What happens in episode seven?
After the excitement of the two-part special, episode seven sees a rowdy stag do arrive in Saint Marie. The lads head off onto a boat, owned by grizzled fisherman, Skip Marsden. However, tragedy strikes when Skip is found dead the next day with a harpoon through his chest. Is a member of the stag party responsible? Meanwhile, the possible romance between DI Parker and Florence takes a new twist…
Killer rating: Taxing
What happens in episode eight?
Neville appears to have an open and shut case when a man walks into the police station and confesses to murder. The one snag is the “killer”, Emmet Peterson (Will Johnson), can’t remember what happened before he woke up with a gun in his hand. Meanwhile, will the romance between Neville and Florence go anywhere?
Killer rating: Erm, good luck with this one!
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! However, it seems the pair might like each other more than you might think...
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. She is seen in the final moments of episode five and then in episode six she has a bigger role to play.
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?
We know the answer now of course but won't spoil the surprise!
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.
Don't miss our Death in Paradise season 11 guide!
Death in Paradise season 10 is available on iPlayer (see our TV guide for more shows to enjoy).
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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 on 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 on 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.
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