Death in Paradise (2011– )
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Predicting Murder 

When a voodoo priestess predicts her own murder as well as the man responsible, a skeptical Poole believes the truth lies in an old missing persons case.


Charlie Palmer (as Charles Palmer)


Robert Thorogood (created and written by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Mona Hammond Mona Hammond ... Angelique Morel
Danny John-Jules ... Officer Dwayne Myers
Ben Miller ... DI Richard Poole
Sara Martins ... DS Camille Bordey
Gary Carr ... Officer Fidel Best
Clare Holman ... Molly Kerr
Nicholas Farrell ... Nicholas Dunham
Michael Maloney ... Father Charles Dean
William Vanderpuye William Vanderpuye ... Tom Hilton (as Will Vanderpuye)
Elizabeth Bourgine ... Catherine Bordey
Don Warrington ... Commissioner Selwyn Patterson


Having read in the chicken bones in front of witnesses including policeman Dwayne that she will be murdered by a scarred man,voodoo priestess Angelique Morel is indeed poisoned,with cyanide apparently stolen from the school where her son-in-law Nicholas Dunham is headmaster and science teacher. Years earlier Nicholas's wife Delilah,Angelique's daughter,had mysteriously disappeared after having an affair with Charles Dean,now a Catholic priest. Camille and the rest of Poole's team are convinced that Angelique found out that Nicholas killed Angelique because she had discovered that he did away with her daughter. But Nicholas has a cast iron alibi. So who is trying to set him up? And what did happen to Delilah ? The appliance of science leads Poole to the answer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Official Sites:

Alibi [United Kingdom]


UK | France



Release Date:

8 November 2011 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The title of this episode is sometimes given as "Predicting Murder". See more »


Poole states that by adding water to the lime that the headmaster had used to build his patio it changes to slaked lime or quicklime. However these are two completely different substances. The headmaster would have bought slaked lime, a common building material. Quicklime is calcium oxide and is produced by heating limestone, or a similar mineral that contains calcium carbonate, in a kiln. Adding water to quicklime produces slaked lime, calcium hydroxide. Quicklime cannot be produced by adding water to lime. See more »


Camille Bordey: Voodoo has been part of this island for hundreds of years.
DI Richard Poole: So have cholera and TB - and the French - and we managed to get rid of them in the end!
Camille Bordey: I am half French!
DI Richard Poole: There's no such thing as half French!
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References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »


You're Wondering Now (theme music)
Written by Coxsone Dodd
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Best of the first series.
12 April 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

This was the episode that got me hooked on Death in Paradise, the first two were good, intriguing and very watchable. This episode showed just how much potential this show had, a deliciously dark and twisted plot, wonderfully clever and layered, this episode keeps you guessing through til the end. A very strong set of characters, superbly acted, Nicholas Farrell and Claire Holman in particular were excellent. I loved the voodoo aspect to the story, and Poole's instant dismissal, where in reality it's a part of Caribbean culture. Jamaican born Mona Hammond is so good as Angelique. Once again though Ben Miller is so wonderful as the out of place Brit copper, he played the part so well.

Brilliant episode. 9/10

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