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  • Actors: Ben Miller, Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr, Elizabeth Bourgine
  • Writers: Robert Thorogood, James Payne, Jack Lothian
  • Producers: Matthew Bird, Tim Key
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Oct. 2013
  • Run Time: 932 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00ER15JGS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,877 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The first two series of the BBC crime drama starring Ben Miller. DI Richard Poole is sent to the stunning Caribbean Island of Saint Marie to solve an impossible murder. He hates sun, sea and sand, but he knows once he’s solved the murder he’ll be heading back to wonderful, cold, drizzly London. Or will he? With the help of unorthodox Dwayne, ambitious Fidel and the instincts of the beautiful Sergeant Camille Bordey they tackle an array of unique murders. As Richard’s relationship with both the island and Camille develops, will he at last find his place in the world?

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4.8 out of 5 stars

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Brett H TOP 50 REVIEWER on 19 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD
There have been so many police series over the years that it has become hard to distinguish one from the other, and it really takes something different to stand out from the crowd. However, Death in Paradise has achieved just that in the two series to date. Set on the fictional island of Sainte- Marie in the West Indies, it stars Ben Miller as the rather formal Detective Inspector Richard Poole drafted in from London, ably assisted by his rather unlikely partner from the local force, Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey, played by Sara Martins. If there was one single factor for the success of this show I would say it was the chemistry between these two which has noticeably grown as the show has gone on.

These two tackle quite a wide range of cases during the two series, but they generally involve murder most foul. Although in a very different time and place, Poole's style reminds me of Agatha Christie's Poirot. He carefully considers everything and at the climax of each show his favoured modus operandi is to gather everyone connected to the case together and give his verdict, usually based on some leap of imagination.

Viewing figures have been very good so it is no surprise that a third series has been announced to be screened next year. However, what is very surprising is that Ben Miller is to leave the show and will be replaced by another detective during the upcoming series. It will be interesting to see how this pans out as Miller is such an integral part of this series. He always rather gives the impression of being a fish out of water in Sainte-Marie so I wonder if his successor DI Humphrey Goodman, acted by Kris Marshall, will play it in the same way.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Dec. 2013
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Series One

A comedy drama series that harks back to the old days of crime fiction, where loads of red herrings appear and there can be quite convoluted plots to kill people. DI Richard Poole is sent over from London to the Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, and the Honore police station. (Actually this was filmed on location on Guadeloupe). Originally taking on a case because the DI in place is ill he then ends up solving more crimes as his counterpart is killed. Tackling corruption, both on a local and international level, as well as the more normal type of murders, nothing is ever simple.

Richard with his co-detective Camille, and two uniforms, Dwayne and Fidel are always on the case, however difficult it may appear. Some of the cases it is not too hard to solve, whilst others will get your brain working. DI Richard Poole is a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Poirot, with a bit of Doc Martin thrown in for his social skills.

This series may not appeal to everyone but it is great escapism which you can sit back and enjoy, and has a whole host of well known people appearing throughout. With the Commissioner only giving Richard two hours to make a decision whether he wants his old job back, whilst he is solving a case, it seems that he could be stuck on the island for good.

Series Two

Welcome back to the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie (once again shot on location on Guadeloupe). Again we are treated to a series of whodunits, although where the first series was more centred around tourists on the island committing crimes, this time around the crimes involve mainly those who live on the island.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By AS on 10 Jan. 2014
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Good clean fun, and easy to watch. Ben Miller plays the typical Englishman abroad in a hot climate, who will not be thwarted by the heat; hence he does not give up his collar and tie!! Enjoyed by adults and children alike.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Miriam on 8 Mar. 2014
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This series has everything: a good plot. As said before: Miss Marple with Coconuts. There are very nice characters and lots and lots of kindness. If you are in a low after watching Breaking Bad or House of Cards, watch this. There is an awkward man who feeds lizards and reads books, an extremely intelligent, understanding and utterly beautiful woman and two trustworthy, humourus men. Afterwards you hope and almost certainly know: there are people out there who feed lizards. And that is nice to know, don't you think.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Janice on 3 Jan. 2014
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Watched the original series on TV and decided to purchase DVDs so that It could be watched again as we enjoyed so much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aletheuon TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Mar. 2015
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I suspect that some will see the humour in this popular series and others will not. I'm afraid I'm one of those who do not. I have read other reviews of this dvd and understand that this is a series of old-fashioned puzzles with a semi-humorous central character who is a little like Poirot and who is entirely out of place in the Paradisal setting of a Caribbean island. I just find it all a bit puzzling. I have a bit of trouble with the West Indian accents, which does not help. Nevertheless, I can see that this is a well-made series with strong central characters. It can't, of course, have the depth of Morse or Frost or even the longer Poirot episodes, based on books rather than short stories, simply because each story in this series occupies only a one-hour episode; although there are ongoing themes. This is lighthearted entertainment in a beautiful tropical setting, and there's nothing wrong with that.
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