Phil Daniels and Samantha Spiro will appear in the Death In Paradise spin-off
Phil Daniels and Samantha Spiro are among the familiar faces that will guest-star in the upcoming comedy-drama Beyond Paradise.
BBC One spinoff Death In Paradise will air later this month and follow DI Humphrey Goodman and his fiancée Martha Lloyd after they move from Saint Marie to the Devon coast.
Rock & Chips actor Daniels, 64, and Babs’s Spiro, 54, will join Kris Marshall, who starred in the original detective drama set in the Caribbean for three series from 2014 to 2017, and Sally Bretton as his fiancée.
Additionally, Jamie Bamber will join as a blast from Martha’s past, and Jade Harrison, Montserrat Lombard, Chris Jenks, Yasmine Akram, Rufus Jones and Davood Ghadami will also appear.
The show, which airs on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 24 February, will see the couple – who first met and fell in love when Martha was a tourist on the island of Saint Marie – arriving in the town of Shipton Abbott, Martha’s sleepy hometown and embark on their new life in Great Britain.
Dan Mersh, David Reed, Ella Kenion, John Macneill, Jaye Jacobs, John Hollingworth, Ingrid Oliver, and Peter De Jersey will all star at various points in the series.
Those making guest appearances on the show will join a permanent cast that includes EastEnders actress Zahra Ahmadi, Derry Girls actor Dylan Llewellyn and Felicity Montagu, who plays Alan’s long-time assistant. Partridge.
Completing the guest star are Edward Rowe, Kerry Howard, Pooky Quesnel, Alan Williams, Nina Singh, Annette Badland, Hannah Traylen and Lily Frazer.
Ruth Madoc, who died aged 79 from a fall last December, will appear in scenes filmed before her death.
The screen and stage star is best known for her role as yellow shirt chief Gladys Pugh on the BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!.
Each week, the six-part series will see a new crime in Shipton Abbott, including the disappearance of an entire family, a woman who claims to have been assaulted by a 17th-century suspect, and A body was discovered in a crop circle.
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As Det Insp Goodman adjusts to his new job and slightly eccentric colleagues – Ahmadi’s Det Sgt Esther Williams, Llewellyn’s Pc Kelby Hartford and Montagu’s Margo Martins – he too must navigate the ups and downs of life. with Martha as the challenges of starting a new life together put their relationship to the test.
Beyond Paradise arrives on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on 24 February.
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