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In the season 1 finale (episode 8) of Death In Paradise starring alongside Ben Miller we have… (drumroll please) … Danny Webb!!

Just some of Dannys prior work includes Valkyrie, Alien 3, Sherlock, Endeavour, Being Human, Hustle, New Tricks, Doctor Who, Heartbeat and Waking The Dead to name just a few.


Episode Synopsis: Dwayne ends up embroiled in a murder investigation when a piece of incriminating evidence is found at the scene of the crime. Can Richard solve the case and meet a deadline that means he will finally get what he wants – a return home?

It might be hard to believe that someone could be more persnickety than Ben Millers character DI Poole in Death In Paradise, but then Shirley Henderson entered the arena. Shirley starred alongside Ben Miller in episode 6 of season 1.

Shirley Henderson is also known as ‘Moaning Myrtle’ from The Harry Potter series, as well as being in Trainspotting, Hamish Macbeth, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Doctor Who, Miss Petigrew Lives For A Day & The Crimson Petal and The White.



Angela Young, played by Shirley Henderson, being sternly spoken to by Commissioner Selwyn Patterson, played by Don Warrington


Episode Synopsis: With Richard struck down by a tropical disease and Camille in Paris, it is left to Dwayne and Fidel to solve the apparently impossible murder of a local diver. As if their job isn’t tough enough, they also have to contend with holidaying British cop DS Angela Young, who proves to be even more annoying than Richard.

Colin Salmon. What more is there to say? Not only has Colin been seen in such things as Prime Suspect 2, Resident Evil, Arrow, Hex, Party Animals, Doctor Who, Merlin, Spooks, Law & Order: UK (and the lost goes ON!), but he also featured in one of our favourite Death In Paradise episodes alongside Ben Miller! (Season 1 episode 5)


Episode Synopsis: A murder investigation becomes more than personal for Richard when the victim is murdered while handcuffed to him. With his job on the line, he needs all his British rigour and stoutest brogues to get to the heart of the Paradise Beach mystery.


Continuing our examination of Death In Paradise guest stars we welcome Miranda Raison to The Bunker. Miranda Raison stars alongside Ben Miller in episode 4 of season 1.


Miranda Raison is best known for her portrayal of Jo Portman from Spooks, however has also been seen in Doctor Who, Dirk Gently, Sinbad and Merlin as the classic character Isolde.


Miranda Raison with Ben Miller and Sara Martins in Death In Paradise

Episode Synopsis: A confession of murder proves problematic for DI Richard Poole and the team when a wife admits to killing her husband but the body is nowhere to be found. Can Richard solve the mystery? And could his feelings be clouding his judgment?

Continuing our examination of guest stars who have worked with Ben Miller on Death In Paradise we now present Robert Pugh.

Ahhh Robert, better known to some as Crastor from Game Of Thrones, Robert Pugh has also been seen in Doctor Who (‘The Hungry Earth’ and ‘Cold Blood’), Hustle, Torchwood, Prime Suspect & Silent Witness, and these titles don’t even begin to scratch the surface of what Robert can be seen in.


Robert Pugh starred alongside Ben Miller in episode 2 of season 1.


Episode Synopsis: As DI Richard Poole desperately searches for a decent cup of tea, a bride is murdered on her wedding day. It is a tragedy DS Camille Bordey cannot help but notice, whilst Richard is more interested in housekeeping signs… But who would kill a bride on her wedding day? Could it really be one of her family?

I know, I know, I am late AGAIN with the Ben Miller Wednesday! If only I hadn’t been up all night watching a Death In Paradise marathon…

We all know Ben Miller is brilliant, but so are many of the guest stars that have worked alongside him over the years. For those fans of Toby Whithouses’ Being Human, Lenora Crichlow was almost unrecognisable with a Jamaican accent and not wearing her Annie Sawyer outfit. What a perfect way to start the series, Lenora starred alongside Ben Miller in Season 1, episode 1 of Death In Paradise.


Lenora has also been seen in Doctor Who (2007’s ‘Gridlock‘ with David Tennant and Freema Agyeman) and most recently in the exceptional Black Mirror episode titled White Bear (even if you’re not a fan of Black Mirror this is a great episode).

Episode Synopsis: When a British policeman is found murdered in a locked room on the tiny paradise island of Sainte-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole is sent to investigate. He’s the perfect man to solve the case. Unfortunately for Richard, he hates sun, sea and sand…