Beyond Paradise stars tease Martha struggle as her past life revisited



Beyond Paradise, the highly-anticipated Death in Paradise spin-off, is making its debut on February 24. Kris Marshall returns as DI Humphrey Goodman as he gets a job at the local police force. Kris and his co-star Sally Bretton spoke exclusively to about what to expect.

The series is made up of six episodes and the first sees Martha pursue her dream of opening her own restaurant.

Humphrey is thrown into the deep end when he investigates an attempted murder case with his new eclectic team.

All the while, he and Martha navigate the highs and lows of setting up a new life as a couple.

Actress Sally explained how the series will explore what happens next after trying to take the next steps in their relationship.

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He said: “We go on that journey with them but also I would moot that moving back to somewhere where Martha grew up, she obviously has had her own life there before she ever met Humphrey.

“So obviously that comes into play as well, there is a life she had before she met him.

“So, sometimes they rear their ugly heads as well.” Could one of Martha’s previous romances walk back into her life?

Or does she have a dark family history which will come to light as the series progresses?

Martha’s mother Anne (Barbara Flynn) has had a lot of tragedy in her life after losing her husband.

Martha’s father died which prompted Martha to come down to Shipton Abbott to keep an eye on her mother and be with her.

Star Barbara teased a few clashes between Anne and Humphrey, saying: “She finds him rather bewildering and astonishingly… tall.

“In a way, in this first series, the relationship between the mother-in-law – if indeed they do marry and stay together – is not totally decided. It’s a discovery, it’s nice and really enjoyable.”

Beyond Paradise airs on Fridays on BBC One at 8pm – ChatGPT autoblogging and content curation plugin for WordPress