Death in Paradise has had its return date confirmed for its 13th series on the BBC, with DI Neville Parker (played by Ralf Little) and his team once again coming back to solve several twisty murders.

The beginning of Series 13 will also mark the show's 100th episode, which began back in 2011.

Plots for the episodes will include an assassination attempt, a poisoning at a cookery competition, a deadly game of bingo, a murder that takes place in a lift and a death that occurs during a blackout.

TVZone adds: "Elsewhere, across the rest of the series, Marlon confronts his future, Naomi lets loose to double date with Darlene, and Catherine finds herself embroiled in a murder case when an old friend becomes a suspect.

"New and returning faces arrive on Saint Marie, and Neville faces his biggest decision yet."

Death in Paradise Series 13 full cast

The core cast of Death in Paradise will remain as follows for series 13:

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

Alongside those, there will be a huge guest cast list across the episodes, which includes:

  • Sean Maguire (The 100)
  • Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa, Boiling Point)
  • Leon Herbert (Outlander)
  • Mensah Bediako (Andor)
  • Gabrielle Glaister (Coronation Street)
  • Hayley Mills (Unforgotten)
  • Ellie Haddington (Motherland)
  • Ronni Ancona (Last Tango in Halifax)
  • Pearce Quigley (Detectorists)
  • Shvorne Marks (The Walk-In)
  • Richard Fleeshman (The Ark)
  • Juliet Cowan (The Power)
  • Kevin Garry (Ted Lasso)
  • Emma Naomi (Bridgerton)
  • Taj Atwal (Hullraisers)
  • Guy Henry (Holby City)
  • Ben Wiggins (You)
  • Michael Fenton Stevens (Hapless)

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  • Ellise Chappell (Poldark)
  • Ali Ariaie (The Great)
  • Eve Ponsonby (Carnival Row)
  • Emma Sidi (Starstruck)
  • Calvin Demba (The Rig)
  • Rachel Adedeji (Hollyoaks)
  • Richard Lintern (Nolly)

When will Death in Paradise Series 13 be on TV?

The first episode of Death in Paradise's 13th series will air at 9pm on Sunday, February 4, which is a new airing day for the programme.

Like in the prior series, there will be eight episodes in total which which will air across the same time slot on Sundays in the following weeks.

All series of Death in Paradise are available to watch on the BBC iPlayer right now.