A black character-led Death In Paradise story is rarer than you’d think – usually around 1 – 2 episodes out of every 8. But, it is usually worth tuning into. So, we recommend that you do so tonight, as season 7, episode 4 stars Liar‘s Richie Campbell as a man whose blind aunt goes to a faith healer to recover her vision and instead dies on stage just before receiving the cure! DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon) and the team find themselves embroiled in the mysterious world of faith healing where all evidence initially points to the healer himself!
Joining the central supporting cast of Danny John Jules as Officer Dwayne Myers, Tobi Bakare as Officer JP Hooper, Joséphine Jobert as DS Florence Cassell and Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson in the fictional town of Honoré, capital of the equally fictional Lesser Antilles isle of Saint-Marie:
Richie Campbell (left) is Dashel Jordan, a local restaurateur, recently back in touch with his estranged aunt, Clare Perkins as Fabienne Jordan. It is she who suffers from sight loss, and who visits the faith healer for a miracle cure! Campbell will be starring as Chelsea football legend Paul Canoville in a forthcoming drama series.
Steve Toussaint (right) is Steadman King, a local boy who went to America and became the faith healer now under suspicion on his return home. Jenny Jules (centre) is Amelia King, who has managed ‘husband’ Steadman’s career ever since the US. Pascal Major plays the Security Guard. As ever, secrets and lies are uncovered, as the team close in on the truth.
Ginny Holder is recurring character Darlene Curtis (Episodes 7.3 – 7.5), a tall and beautiful woman, extremely confident, who won’t be messed around, not even by Dwayne! But, to us, she will forever be super fly girl Lt. Rosie Forbes in Wing Commander (1999)!
The series is filmed in Guadeloupe, and the town of Deshales doubles for Honoré.
Tune in tonight, BBC1 at 9pm, or catch it later on BBC iPlayer.