Actor and presenter Tyger Drew-Honey, Will Mellor and Downton Abbey star Amy Nuttall are to join Kris Marshall for the fourth series of BBC One’s Death in Paradise.
The trio are part of an impressive line-up of guest stars for the new series which also includes Rosie Cavaliero (A Young Doctor’s Notebook), Hetti Bywater (Eastenders), Simon Day (The Fast Show), Leo Staar (Call The Midwife), Don Gilet (Holby City), Katarina Cas (The Wolf Of Wall Street) and William Ash (The Last Witch).
Other confirmed names are David Bamber (What Remains), Claire Goose (Mount Pleasant), Sharon D Clarke (The Shadow Line), Ali Bastian (Hollyoaks), Susannah Fielding (The Knot) and Amanda Root (The Iron Lady).
The series is currently filming on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and will be the second to star Marshall who replaced original leading man Ben Miller last year.
As the series returns, the clumsy but brilliant DI Humphrey Goodman (Marshall) is struggling to contain his growing feelings for DS Camille Bordey (Sara Martins) who in turn finds herself battling the dating scene all thanks to her well meaning mother.
Officer Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules) is striving to cope as he is left holding the fort following the departure of Sergeant Fidel Best (Gary Carr), who has left Saint Marie for a new job on a neighbouring island. However, Comm.
Selwyn Patterson (Don Warrington) is keen to step up and exercise his investigative muscles once again, much to Dwayne’s frustration!
The police department also welcomes new recruit, Sergeant Florence Cassell played by popular French actress Josephine Jobert (Sous Le Soleil de Saint-Tropez).
Tim Key, Executive Producer of Death In Paradise said: “We are thrilled to be back on set in Guadeloupe for the fourth series of Death In Paradise and are excited by the twists and turns in store for viewers this series.
“We continue to work with a whole host of talented and popular faces as guest stars and I am thrilled with the calibre of talent we have this year.
“We also welcome the wonderful Josephine Jobert whose character, Florence, will provide fresh and captivating plot lines full of humour, intrigue and excitement.”
Polly Hill, BBC Head of Independent Drama, added: “Death In Paradise is a real hit with BBC One audiences and provides the perfect blend of drama, wit and sunshine in a beautiful Caribbean setting during the cold and wet winter months in the UK.”