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Death In Paradise confirmed for Christmas special and return of a major character

Fans of Death In Paradise are in for a real festive treat this Christmas as BBC one commissions first ever feature-length episode.

Image Of BBC One Death In Paradise Danny John-Jules
Image Credit: BBC/Red Planet Pictures/Denis Guyenon

Concluding the tenth-anniversary celebrations, the festive 90-minute special stretches from a grey damp drizzly London all the way to the warm idyllic Saint Marie and will see the return of Danny John-Jules as charismatic Officer Dwayne Myres, for this special episode.

Also joining the cast Ralf Little, Joséphine Jobert, Tahj Miles, Don Warrington and Elizabeth Bourgine are Mathew Baynton, Juliet Stevenson, Stanley Townsend, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Anthony Calf, Tessa Bonham Jones, Elizabeth Tan and Tariq Jordan to complete the lineup.

As Florence leaves the island to spend Christmas with her family, the team welcome Dywane with open arms to help solve a murder case. Dywane comes to realise he’s not only met Officer Marlon Pryce before but has arrested him. How will the team of old and new faces come together to unravel this murderous crime?

Fans were left hanging in suspense after the cliff-hanger episode of series ten earlier this year, will they finally discover whether Neville told Florence about her feelings? All will be revealed in the Christmas special with more surprises to come in series eleven.

Danny John-Jules says: “It’s always a pleasure going back to the Caribbean. And after four years away, fitting back into the fold should be seamless as I know all the new leading cast members already. I look forward to bringing Dwayne and this tenth anniversary special script to life.”

Executive Producer for Red Planet Pictures Tim Key says: “We’ve been talking about a Death In Paradise Christmas episode for years so we’re beyond excited to be finally making one and to be working with Danny again. We can’t think of a better place to spend Christmas than in Saint Marie – it’s still part of our tenth anniversary year after all!”

Tommy Bulfin, Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama says: “We’re so excited to be spending our first ever Christmas in Saint Marie. We are delighted that Death In Paradise will be bringing the sunshine to the festive schedule on BBC One.”

The Christmas special will air in December on BBC one and series eleven will air in January 2021 and series twelve has been previously announced.

BBC has also confirmed two Christmas specials of Call The Midwife, I Can See Your Voice, The Wheel and Father Brown all to air this festive season.