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Death in Paradise Christmas Special 2021: When is it on TV, who is in cast, and when is season 11 out?

Ralf Little stars alongside Danny John-Jules in the first ever Death in Paradise Christmas Special

<p>Josephine Jobert as DS Florence Cassell and Ralf Little as DI Neville Parker in Death in Paradise (Credit: BBC / Red Planet / Denis Guyenon)</p>

Josephine Jobert as DS Florence Cassell and Ralf Little as DI Neville Parker in Death in Paradise (Credit: BBC / Red Planet / Denis Guyenon)

For the first time ever, Death in Paradise is doing a Christmas special – one which features the return of familiar face Danny John-Jules as well.

You’ll be able to watch the festive mystery drama on Sunday 26 December at 7:30pm on BBC One. It’s a special feature length edition too, at 90 minutes long.feature-length

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Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 Death in Paradise Christmas special.

What is it about?

DI Neville Parker’s (Ralf Little) Christmas plans to go home to Manchester are scuppered when a dead body washes up on the shores of Saint Marie. To solve the surprising murder, he has to enlist the help of a familiar face: Officer Dwayne Myers.

Who is in it?

Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson as Father Christmas (Credit: BBC/Red Planet/Denis Guyenon)

All of the usual cast of Death in Paradise will appear in the Christmas special, with Ralf Little (The Royle Family) appearing as DI Neville Parker, Josephine Jobert (Avenue 5) as DS Florence Cassell, Don Warrington (Rising Damp) as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson, and Tahj Miles (Small Axe) as Trainee Officer Marlon Pryce amongst others.

Excitingly, the Death in Paradise Christmas special will also see the return of Danny John-Jules as Officer Dwayne Myers, who last appeared in Death in Paradise in Season 7. You might also recognise him from Red Dwarf or his time on Strictly Come Dancing.

Other guest stars this year include Mat Baynton (Ghosts), Juliet Stevenson (The Long Call), Elizabeth Tan (The Singapore Grip), and Jocelyn Jee Esien (Turn Up Charlie).

Where can I watch the trailer?

Unfortunately, there’s no trailer available for the 2021 Death in Paradise Christmas special just yet.

What time is it on and where can I watch it?

The Death in Paradise Christmas special is on Boxing Day on BBC One at 7.30pm. It’s a feature-length 90 minute episode.

You’ll also be able to find the episode on BBC iPlayer immediately afterwards.

When will Series 11 of Death in Paradise air and who will be in it?

There’s another series of Death in Paradise due soon enough – it’s set to arrive on BBC One on Friday 7th January at 9pm. A twelfth series has also been confirmed, due to air in 2023.

Series 11 will include a guest appearance from Tamzin Outhwaite (Eastenders). It’ll also introduce a new character to team as Shantol Jackson joins to play Sergeant Naomi Thomas.

You might recognise Jackson from films such as Sprinter and Yardie.

Why should I watch it?

Because it’s the first time the much-loved mystery drama has ever done a Christmas special.

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