The BBC has announced the full cast list, including guest stars, for the Death In Paradise Christmas Special.

Fans of the Caribbean crime drama can look forward to the feature-length special airing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

When entrepreneur and family man Gerry Stableforth (Geoff Bell) is found dead in a ravine, his family – wife Bella (Patsy Kensit), children Benjamin (Freddy Carter), Mariana (Amelia Clarkson), and niece Riley (Leila Khan) - are left in shock.

As DI Neville Parker, DS Naomi Thomas, Officer Marlon Pryce and Trainee Officer Darlene Curtis set to work on cracking this mysterious death, things take a turn as the family’s visiting digital marketing guru, Debbie Clumson (Bronagh Waugh), suddenly disappears.

Once news of Debbie’s disappearance reaches home, her hapless partner Dave is determined to find out what happened to her.

Full cast list for the Death in Paradise Christmas Special

  • Patsy Kensit as Bella
  • Doon Mackichan as Neville’s mum Melanie
  • Youssef Kerkour as Debbie’s partner Dave
  • Geoff Bell as Gerry Stableforth 
  • Bronagh Waugh as Debbie Clumson
  • Amelia Clarkson as Mariana
  • Freddy Carter as Benjamin
  • Leila Khan as Riley

Returning cast members:

  • Ralf Little as D.I Neville Parker
  • Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson
  • Shantol Jackson as D.S Naomi Thomas
  • Tahj Miles as Officer Marlon Pryce
  • Ginny Holder as Trainee Officer Darlene Curtis
  • Élizabeth Bourgine as Catherine Bordey

Death in Paradise Christmas Special to air ahead of new series coming in 2024

The Death in Paradise Christmas Special was filmed on the French Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe and fans can expect to see a new series air in 2024.

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The BBC says the new series will contain a blend of exotic escapism, gripping whodunnits and deeply satisfying plot twists.

Last year, the programme’s Christmas special was seen by 8.5 million viewers, making it one of the UK’s top titles across the festive period.

If you’re not caught up with the current episodes available, you can watch them all on BBC iPlayer.