TV Crime Log: Paradise, City

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608 It’s always a sweaty moment for TV producers when their hot TV show loses its leading man. Didn’t seem to bother Taggart much, though – that went on for several millennia following the death of its eponymous lead. More recently, Midsomer has defiantly soldiered on after Bergerac called it quits.

The moment of truth, then, for the BBC’s Death In Paradise tomorrow. Ben Miller, who stars as the fish-out-of-water copper in the Caribbean, is jacking it in, and the producers have enlisted Kris Marshall in his place to appear as – that always hilarious archetype – a  bumbling copper.

Hang onto your sides, the blurb is just about to fall backwards off some railings:

Bringing some much-needed sunshine to UK screens in January, BBC One returns to the idyllic Caribbean island of Saint Marie, for the third series of Death In Paradise.

In the opening episode of the new series…

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