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Death in Paradise (TV series)

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Death in Paradise
Series 1 cover
Country UKD.jpg UK

FRA.jpg France

Language English
Channel BBC
Creator Robert Thorogood
Genre Detective
Broadcast 2011-
No. of Seasons 12
No. of Episodes 99
Main Cast
Character Actor
Detective Inspector Richard Poole Ben Miller
Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman (2014-2017) Kris Marshall
Detective Inspector Jack Mooney Ardal O'Hanlon
Detective Inspector Neville Parker Ralf Little
Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey Sara Martins
Officer Dwayne Meyers Danny John-Jules
Sergeant Fidel Best Gary Carr
Detective Sergeant Florence Cassell Josephine Jobert
Commissioner Selwyn Patterson Don Warrington

This article is about the television series. For the film, see Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise.

Death in Paradise is a BBC detective drama series aired since 2011. The show is set on the small fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie, where a power-sharing agreement between the British and French governments leads to a British Detective Inspector being appointed to run the police station in the island's capital of Honore. The show takes on a more light-hearted tone compared to typical gritty BBC detective dramas, using the "locked room" format of classic murder mystery detective stories. It is aired at the beginning of the year so as to help relieve the January blues.

The following weapons were used in the television series Death in Paradise (TV series):


Colt Defender clone

A Colt Defender clone, described as being a .22 calibre pistol, is used as a murder weapon in S01E01 "Arriving in Paradise." In it, Detective Inspector Chris Hulme (Hugo Speer) is shot to death in the panic room of a mansion during a party. This gun then appears to be used by DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller) to test whether guests at the party would have heard the gunshot. It is somewhat similar in appearance to the Umarex Colt Defender air pistol, although it doesn't appear to be an air pistol. The muzzle is clearly shown in one shot, revealing that the barrel is much too wide to actually be a .22 pistol. The gun is fitted with a suppressor when both fatal shots are fired.

This model is then used as the murder weapon in "Missing a Body?" (S01E04).

Umarex Colt Defender - .177 BB
DI Poole with the Defender clone in an evidence bag.
DI Poole testing the .22 pistol in the panic room with blank rounds.
James Lavender having apparently committed suicide with the supposed .22 pistol. The bore is clearly too big to be a .22, however.
The same model used again in S01E04 "Missing a Body?" Note the grip safety, which the otherwise similar-looking Umarex air pistol doesn't have.

Flintlock Pistol

In "A Deadly Curse" (S02E04), a treasure hunter is shot at night with an antique Flintlock pistol.

British Heavy Dragoon pistol - .62 calibre
The murderer firing the flintlock pistol.
The pistol lying next to the victim's body.

Glock 17

In "Political Suicide" (S03E05), a crate of illegal guns is opened on a boat, including a Glock 17.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Glock underneath two AK-47s.
It can be seen from the thumb relief and accessory rail that this is a third-gen Glock.

SIG-Sauer P229

In "Missing A Body?" (S01E04), Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey (Sara Martins) fires a SIG-Sauer P229 at a coconut on a stand to test whether a suspected murderer could make a successful head shot from a certain distance.

SIG-Sauer P229 - 9x19mm
DS Bordey with the P229.

SIG-Sauer P228

In S12E04, the Saint Marie officers discover a SIG-Sauer P228 that had been used in a gangland shooting on Guadalupe.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm.
Marlon with the P228.
DI Neville Parker holding the bag with the P228 inside.

SIG-Sauer SP 2022

In "Political Suicide" (S03E05), a SIG-Sauer SP 2022 is found in the crate of illegal weapons.

SIG-Sauer SP 2022 - 9x19mm Parabellum
The SP 2022 in the crate at the bottom of the shot.

Walther PPK

In "The Complex Murder" (S05E01), the murder victim is shot to death with a suppressed Walther PPK.

Walther PPK with black grips and suppressor - .380 ACP


Enfield No. 2 Mk 1

In "Arriving in Paradise" (S01E01), James Lavender (Rupert Graves) attempts to shoot DI Chris Hulme with a .38 Enfield No. 2 Mk I, but misses due to his lack of shooting experience. The use of a double-action revolver was an astute move by the writer, as there are (typically) no manual safety mechanisms, chambering, or cocking the gun (other than simply pulling the trigger) required, meaning even someone with no gun experience could simply pull the trigger and fire, as long as it was loaded.

Enfield No. 2 Mk. I Original configuration with spurred hammer - .38 S&W
James Lavender with the revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

In "Political Suicide" (S03E05), government minister Jacob Doran (Simon Shepherd) is found shot after an apparent suicide with a Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolver near his hand. The model appears to have custom grips. Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) says that, according to the autopsy report, Doran was shot with a .38 bullet. This fits in with the fact that .357 Magnum revolvers are also able to fire .38 Special ammunition.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 with a 4" barrel and Hogue grips - .357 Magnum
The revolver lying on the floor.
DI Goodman with the revolver. Note the slender .357 Magnum cylinder.



In "Political Suicide" (S03E05), a crate of illegal guns is opened on a boat, including a pair of AK-47s. In S12E02, army veteran Charlie Banks has illegally imported a number of AK-47s, which he has stashed in a crate.

Type 3 AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
The two AKs in the illegal weapons crate in "Political Suicide."
Officer Marlon Pryce holding one of the illegal AK-47s in S12E02.

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