Death in Paradise cast revealed for Christmas special on BBC One

Death in Paradise Christmas cast and air date - when is it on TV?

Death in Paradise returns to BBC One with a Christmas special – here’s who’s on the cast.


The feature-length one off episode will air on BBC One this festive period, bringing a close to its series ten celebrations.

The episode is set to feature wealth of guest stars alongside the familiar faces of Saint Marie.

Returning to join the regular cast (Ralf Little, Joséphine Jobert, Tahj Miles, Don Warrington and Elizabeth Bourgine) for the celebratory episode is Danny John-Jules as charismatic Office Dwayne Myers.

He’s joined by Mathew Baynton (Ghosts), Juliet Stevenson (Riviera), Stanley Townsend (Informer), Jocelyn Jee Esien (Jack & The Beanstalk: After Ever After), Anthony Calf (Poldark), Tessa Bonham Jones (The Trial Of Christine Keeler), Elizabeth Tan (Emily in Paris) and Tariq Jordan (Law and Order: UK).

Death in Paradise’s Christmas special airs on Boxing Day (Sunday, 26 December) at 7:30PM on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Death in Paradise Christmas special cast

See the full cast list from this year’s Christmas special below…


Ralf Little plays DI Neville Parker
Josephine Jobert plays DS Florence Cassell
Don Warrington plays Commissioner Selwyn Patterson
Tahj Miles plays Trainee Officer Marlon Pryce
Elizabeth Bourgine plays Catherine Bordey

Danny John-Jules plays Officer Dwayne Myers
Mathew Baynton plays Colin Babcock
Tessa Bonham Jones plays Marigold Carlton
Anthony Calf plays Philip Carlton
Jocelyn Jee Esien plays Zelda Moncrief

Tariq Jordan plays Rufus Adler
Elizabeth Tan plays Bliss Monroe
Stanley Townsend plays Bruce Garrett
Juliet Stevenson plays Natasha Carlton
Sara Cox plays Radio DJ

A teaser shares: “It’s Christmas time on Saint Marie and Neville is preparing to head to Manchester to spend the holiday with his family. But his plans are abruptly changed when a billionaire shipping magnate dies in mysterious circumstances.

“Things only get stranger when a minicab driver in London receives a Christmas card with an ominous message inside that turns the entire case on its head. For Neville and the team, will this be a case they can crack together?

“Following the series ten cliff-hanger that left everybody swinging in suspense, Florence is jetting off for Christmas, leaving the team a member down. So, the Commissioner decides to enlist the help of retired officer, Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules). Alongside Marlon, Dwayne employs his unique style of policing to help investigate the case.

“Left to their own devices, the pair struggle on the best plan of action for apprehending a suspect. As rain falls, tensions rise – but as Christmas Day approaches, will they realise they’re more like one another than they originally thought?”


The Christmas special will be followed by series 11 of Death In Paradise which will air in January 2022. A further twelfth series has already been confirmed.

For now, all series of Death In Paradise are currently available to watch online on BBC iPlayer.