The new series of the hit drama Death in Paradise, currently in production on the Caribbean island of Guadelope, has been secured for BBC First and will premiere on the channel next year. It will join other big returning show Call the Midwife, with series four already acquired for the channel for 2015.
Starring Kris Marshall (Love Actually, My Family) as DI Humphrey Goodman, the successful series follows the detective team on the idyllic Caribbean island of Saint Marie as they investigate the most intriguing and dastardly of murders. They must use their skills to uncover the truth behind the island’s complex crimes. Guest stars for the fourth series include ex Coronation Street actress Natalie Gumede, Amy Nuttall (Downtown Abbey) and former EastEnders’ star Hettie Bywater.
Death in Paradise and Call the Midwife will sit alongside a slew of new, original programmes. The second series of BBC First launch titles The Musketeers and Peaky Blinders, also currently in production, have now been secured for the channel.
Natalie Edgar, Director of Television BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand, said “Death in Paradise is a hugely popular programme and I am delighted that our audiences will get a chance to see it first on BBC First as part of our mix of exciting new titles and the latest series of established shows. I’m confident that The Musketeers and Peaky Blinders will be a big hit with our viewers so it’s good news that the second series of each of these well-received shows will be coming to Australia on BBC First.”