Death in Paradise 2022 Christmas special cast revealed as festive episode comes to BBC One

Death in Paradise 2022 Christmas episode cast

Death in Paradise is back for a 2022 Christmas special – here’s all you need to know.

The hit BBC series continues into its twelfth year with Saint Marie’s crack squad of crime solving stars investigating even more baffling and brainteasing cases

A teaser of the festive episode shares: “The end of last series saw Selwyn hit with a bombshell from the blue, leaving fans eager to see how the Commissioner will come to terms with the knowledge that he has a daughter…

Death In Paradise - S11. Picture Shows: DI Neville Parker (RALF LITTLE) - (C) Red Planet - Photographer: Amelia Troubridge
Death In Paradise – S11. Picture Shows: DI Neville Parker (RALF LITTLE) – (C) Red Planet – Photographer: Amelia Troubridge

“Christmas in Saint Marie takes a spooky turn this year when an old case of Selwyn’s comes back to haunt him following the murder of a true crime podcaster on the hunt for a missing child. Marlon is forced to spend the night in a haunted house and Darlene takes a hard look at her life choices. And after a chance encounter in an airport car park, could love finally be in the air for Neville Parker?”

Death In Paradise’s 2022 Christmas special airs on Boxing Day – Monday, 26 December – at 9PM on BBC One.

Death in Paradise 2022 Christmas special cast

Here’s a full run down of who’s on the cast below…

Ralf Little plays DI Neville Parker
Don Warrington plays Commissioner Selwyn Patterson
Shantol Jackson plays DS Naomi Thomas
Tahj Miles plays Officer Marlon Pryce

Ginny Holder plays Darlene Curtis
Elizabeth Bourgine plays Catherine Bordey
Les Dennis plays Danny Sheridan
Chelsea Edge plays Sophie

Kiera Lester plays Alicia McCoy
Hakeem Kae-Kazim plays Marvin Peters
Jo Martin plays Rakesha Lorde

Death In Paradise’s Christmas special will be followed by a brand new series starting on Friday, 6 January 2023.

A teaser of the eight new episodes reveals: “The new series kicks off with the mysterious death of a celebrity astronomer and a change of job for Darlene. We also meet a bunch of Preppers digging in for the apocalypse on a Saint Marie hillside, when the end comes dramatically early for one of them.

“An impossible killing on a boat takes the team to a beautiful beach under threat, and an apparently straightforward domestic murder twists into what could be Neville’s greatest ever challenge…”

Guest stars appearing in the new series are Chelsea Edge (I Hate Suzie), Robert Webb (Peep Show), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Black Sails), Jo Martin (Doctor Who), Christopher Villiers (Top Secret!), Kevin Eldon (Sanditon), Amit Shah (Happy Valley), Jo Hartley (After Life) and Barney Walsh (The Larkins).

For now, all series of Death in Paradise are currently available on BBC iPlayer.