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BBC Murder-Mystery Series 'Death In Paradise' Currently Airing On PBS (Watch Online)

by Emmanuel Akitobi
January 24, 2013 10:50 AM
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Sara Martins
Sara Martins

The first season of BBC's murder-mystery series Death In Paradise has been airing here in the U.S. on PBS since last month.

Death In Paradise is a light-hearted British mystery series that should easily develop a following here.

Check the synopsis:

Death In Paradise is a fish-out-of-water story about a quintessential English cop posted to the Caribbean island of Saint-Marie. To anyone else it would be paradise, but for Detective Inspector Richard Poole it's hell!

Brit actor Ben Miller (Primeval) and French actress Sara Martins (C.I.D., Orpailleur) star in the lead roles as Detective Inspector Richard Poole and Detective Camille Bordey, respectively. Danny John-Jules, Lenora Crichlow, Gary Carr, and Don Warrington co-star in the first season of this 8-part TV series.  The series also features loads of guest-stars, including Colin Salmon.

I'm not sure what determines which regions of the U.S. are able to watch Death In Paradise on PBS, but I did find a link that will enable you to watch the first episode online.  If you like what you see, I'd suggest you contact your local PBS station and see if they plan to add it to their schedule.

Watch Death in Paradise: Episode 1 on PBS. See more from KPBS Presents.

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  • adam | July 28, 2014 3:51 PMReply

    “I arrived out here for the first series and within a few weeks my wife Jessica discovered she was pregnant. That threw everything, because it meant she couldn’t come and visit me for the six months I was out here. During the second series, my son Sonny [from his previous marriage] was starting school – your first year of school is so important – and I did think about him coming over here but I’m divorced from his mum, and it wasn’t very practical. Then when I came back, I picked up my baby son Harrison and he started crying because he didn’t know who I was. My personal circumstances just made it too complicated, but I will miss it like a lung. I love it here.”

  • adam wolverhampton England | July 28, 2014 3:50 PMReply

    Shame Ben Miller has left

  • rita | July 23, 2014 4:00 PMReply

    no, don't listen to Anon; it's really a good show. Maybe that person would rather watch crazy reality.

  • Maria | July 19, 2014 11:36 PMReply

    Love the show but why, oh why did you remove Ben??????????????? Does anyone know??

  • david bishop | May 6, 2014 3:36 AMReply

    You completely ruined the show by replacing the inspector with the complete idiot from our family. You took an excellent show and screwed it up. If it is not broke dont fix it. My opinion goes from enjoyment to complete disgust. No longer will I watch your show or support your station. Nice job management.

  • Dee | April 18, 2014 8:42 PMReply

    I love this show. I am watching it right now (GA). Like others, I also record to look at it another time.

  • Diane Browne | January 14, 2014 8:57 AMReply

    Hi PBS Vermont, I just love the series Death in Paradise, I really look forward to watching from Montreal, Canada. I also love all the different Detective programs, Morse, Inspector Lewis, from Oxford.....Mid-summer Murders.....Poiret.....Call the Midwife..... Doc Martin, what a hoot....Inspector Lindley.....and of course Downton Abbey....have seen all the series a couple of times.....and there is one called Bailey,... Selfriges, and all the other series, one of the best TV viewing, thanks for the wonderful programs....Diane Browne

  • Ron W. | February 19, 2014 5:27 PM

    A big 10-4 Diane. Why the amateur programmers in Dallas, TX decided to not renew the show here is just one more reason that their ratings are in the tank. Practically all of the aforementioned shows are gone. What a shame.

  • john elliott | January 8, 2014 11:55 AMReply

    I love this show why is airing on iowa public broadcasting and not boston pbs

  • sandy | December 31, 2013 1:22 AMReply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this show !!! This and Inspector Lewis are my two favorites !!

  • Andy K | December 5, 2013 9:35 PMReply

    I loved this show. How come its no longer airing.
    A refreshing show!

  • Joda | September 17, 2013 7:03 PMReply

    I can't watch many tv shows because their dialogue is so trite, plots are loosely crafted and characters are interchangeable or indecipherably evil-- so I am really enjoying this show, which is distinctive and refreshing!!!

  • Mary | August 5, 2013 2:25 PMReply

    I love this show. I can't wait to seeit every week. I also record it so I can watch again.

  • Sharon Jeremenko | June 6, 2013 11:45 PMReply

    I tuned in to BBC Thursday, June 6, to watch my favorite TV show (The only one I actually make plans to watch!) and it was not on. What happened? Series 2 has not yet ended. When and where will it return?

  • JOHNNIE V | April 26, 2013 8:54 AMReply


  • blondie | April 21, 2013 7:47 PMReply

    I love Death in Paradise. It never drags, always holds your attention. I record it so I can watch it again. I hope PBS continues showing it. Great show! The British do such wonderful programs. Have been watching British comedies, mysteries etc. for years. Keep them coming.

  • Suzyku | April 13, 2013 1:26 AMReply

    We watched this series for the first time tonight (4/12/13) and absolutely loved it! We're looking forward to more.

  • Cece | March 14, 2013 6:37 AMReply

    This show is so well written and beautifully acted. Lots of fun!

  • deecreative | January 24, 2013 10:55 PMReply

    yeah the sound is non-existent but I checked it airs in Maryland where I live in February

  • anon | January 24, 2013 12:08 PMReply

    Don"t bother watching it - its neo colonial hogwash

  • Ava | January 24, 2013 5:42 PM

    I can't watch it anyway, there's no audio. I have no problem with sound on other sites so I don't believe it's my computer (which is only a year old anyway).

  • Pattie | January 24, 2013 1:39 PM

    Don't listen to ANON, y'all-- he/she's a racist!

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