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BBC confirms Beyond Paradise Christmas special

The BBC, Britbox, and Red Planet Pictures have announced that Beyond Paradise has been recommissioned for a 2024 Christmas special episode and a third series.

Image Credit: Red Planet Pictures/Joss Barratt

Beyond Paradise has become one of the UK’s most popular dramas since its debut last year, with the first episode of series two being watched by 7.5 million viewers so far.

Across the series, the Shipton Abbott police team continued to crack a series of mysterious pizzles including death during a murder-mystery play on a steam train, a local fishing legend going missing at sea, and much more.

Tim Key, executive producer for Red Planet Pictures, says: “The response to series two has been fantastic. So much love goes into the making of the show and we’re delighted that the audience have enjoyed it so much. We can’t wait to get back to Shipton Abbott for another Christmas special and series to continue the story and learn more about our characters and the town they live in – I can promise that we’ll be making the viewers laugh, cry, laugh a bit more and then baffling them with a series of ingenious puzzles. There will also be a duck.”

Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, says: “Beyond Paradise has become such a huge hit with millions of viewers across the UK. It’s a show that is absolutely on a roll, and we’re beyond pleased to bring more fiendishly clever mysteries from the Shipton Abbott team to the BBC.”

The popular show also had a Christmas special last year and saw an eccentric burglar breaking into four homes over a winter’s night but steals nothing and we’re sure this year’s festive special of the show will be just as exciting!