The New Worst Witch
The New Worst Witch is a British CITV television series about a group of young witches at a Witch Academy. It ran for 2 series from 2004–2007; the series was a spinoff from The Worst Witch which ran from 1998 to 2001. The series followed Henrietta "Hettie" Hubble, through her years at Cackles Academy. Mildred is seen in the first episode accompanying her cousin to Cackles, before magically returning home. Hettie becomes friends with Mona Hallow and Crescentmoon "Cressie" Winterchild; the new enemy of Cackles is filled by Belladonna Bindweed and the sidekick is filled by Cynthia Horrocks. Miss Hardbroom and Miss Cackle return, are joined by new members of staff Caspian Bloom, Miss Swoop and Miss Widget/Miss Nightingale. During November 2009, CITV showed all episodes of The New Worst Witch. Henrietta "Hettie" Hubble – The younger cousin of Mildred Hubble. Hettie is the main protagonist of the series and is similar in attitude and personality to Mildred, she makes friends with Mona Hallow and Crescentmoon "Cressie" Winterchild and is sort-of-friends with Dyllis Mustardseed.
She is enemies with Belladonna Bindweed and Cynthia Horrocks. Hettie is played by Alice Connor. Mona Hallow – The younger sister of Ethel Hallow and Sybil Hallow, she enjoys science. She meets Hettie in the first episode. Mona is friends with Hettie and Cressie and shares a mutual hatred with Belladonna Bindweed and Cynthia Horrocks. Played by Anabel Barnston. Crescentmoon "Cressie" Winterchild – A witch student with a Liverpool accent and a member of the Hedge Witch Community. Cressie takes pride in being a member of the Hedge Witch Community, as shown in the episode "The Bewitching of Mona Hallow" where she and Hettie celebrate Hazelmass behind Miss Cackle's back and in the episode "Mr Perky Pentangle" where she helps Mona do a Hedge Witch dance for Miss Widget's "Uniquely You" project. In the final episode "The Odd Couple" Hettie accidentally turns her into a baby. Played by Paislie Reid. Belladonna Bindweed – The stuck-up, conniving and nasty rival/enemy of Hettie and Cressie, she is the granddaughter of Betty Bindweed, one of Agatha Cackle's henchwomen who try to take over the school in the final episode of the first series "The Enemy Within".
Belladonna gives a teacher's pet-style impression to Miss Hardbroom. Belladonna sometimes shows symptoms of being a stereotypical dumb blonde such as in the episode "Mr Perky Pentangle" she mistook her mirror for the letter O, a chair for the letter H and Cynthia Horrocks herself as the letter I after Caspian Bloom made her short-sighted after Belladonna called him blind, it is hinted. Played by Francesca Isherwood. Cynthia Horrocks – The stuck-up, snotty sidekick of Belladonna, who she only hangs out with due to her lack of friends, she comes to Cackle's under a charity scholarship after being forced to leave Pentangle's after Mr Hallow took over her father's factory. This is the cause for Cynthia's intense hatred of Mona. In the episode "Mr Perky Pentangle" Cynthia does try to get back into Pentangle's by trying to retrieve the missing owl mascot. Unlike most of the other characters, Cynthia is referred to by her surname. Played by Daisy Hughes. Dyllis Mustardseed – Dyllis Mustardseed is an up beat, though shy character in the series.
In the episode "Truth or Lies" she uses a spell to increase her popularity. In the episode "Mr Perky Pentangle" she assists Hettie's help in all of the end-of-year projects, it is during the broomstick-flying test. Within the second series she comes to her own as her character increases. Played by Narisha Lawson. Roseanne Speedwell – A minor character similar to Dyllis Mustardseed in personality, she has frizzy hair. In the episode "The Levitating Boomerang Broomstick" she can be seen cheerleading. Played by Dominique Jackson. Miss Cackle – The headmistress of Cackle's, she is much kinder and tolerant than Miss Hardbroom. She appeared in The Worst Witch. Played by Clare Coulter, the only regular cast member from The Worst Witch to reprise her role in The New Worst Witch on a full-time basis. Miss Hardbroom – The strict deputy head/potions teacher of Cackle's, she favours Belladonna and Cynthia. She appeared in The Worst Witch. Played by Caroline O'Neill. Miss Nightingale – Miss Nightingale is the passionate and dramatic art teacher of Cackle's who replaces Miss Bat/Miss Crotchet after The Worst Witch.
Played by Indra Ove. She is replaced by Miss Widget after the first series, though Miss Nightingale's absence in the second series is unexplained. Miss Widget – Miss Widget is the eccentric and passionate art teacher who replaces Miss Nightingale in the second series after Miss Nightingale's unexplained departure at the end of the first series, she is played by Elizabeth Bower. Miss Swoop – The PE teacher, she appeared in Weirdsister College and an episode of the original series "The Witchy Hour". She attended Pentangle's Academy, though in both of Miss Pentangle's appearances Miss Pentangle acts as if she's a stranger. Played by Stephanie Lane. Caspian Bloom – The librarian at Cackle's who replaces Mr. Blossom the handyman, he sleeps a lot. In the episode "Mr. Perky Pentangle" he makes Belladonna short-sighted as payback for Belladonna calling him blind. In the final episode, "The Odd Couple", both Miss Swoop and Miss Widget fall in love with him after they both accidentally drink Mona's love potion.
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The Dumping Ground
The Dumping Ground is an award-winning British children's television drama series that focuses on the lives and experiences of young people and their care workers in care, broadcast on CBBC since 4 January 2013. The series is a spin-off to Tracy Beaker Returns and the first series, consisting of thirteen, thirty-minute episodes, was commissioned in early 2012. A second series with thirteen, thirty-minute episodes, was announced in 2013; the third and fourth series, announced in 2014 and 2015 both had an increase in episodes: twenty, thirty-minute episodes. In 2016, it was confirmed; the Dumping Ground was aimed at CBBC's target audience of 10 to 15-year-olds, but is popular with older children and families, is now aimed at their maturing fans, up to age 17. The Dumping Ground broadcast its 100th episode on 16 March 2018, the tenth episode of series six; the series revolves around the life of children in the Ashdene Ridge care home. The Dumping Ground deals with issues related to the care system as well as social issues such as friendships, relationships, mental health, adolescence and LGBT parenting.
Since its inception, The Dumping Ground has had four spin-offs. The Dumping Ground Survival Files aired for two series from 6 January to 12 December 2014. Webisode series Liam's Story aired from 17 January to 14 March 2014 and aired in a full episode on television on 23 March 2014; the series followed the character of Liam O'Donovan, played by Richard Wisker, after his life in care. In November 2015, a five-part miniseries aired, titled The Dumping Ground Dish Up, that featured five former cast members - Joe Maw, Jessie Williams, Chris Slater, Jessica Revell and Saffron Coomber - in character and showing how to make different dishes; the Dumping Ground: I'm... another webisode series where young people and staff describe living and working in care, aired for two series from 25 January 2016 to 9 February 2017. On 6 April 2018, a five-part mini webisode series was released called Sasha's Contact Meeting, which followed Sasha with her social worker planning her pathway plan for when she leaves care.
Amy-Leigh Hickman announced that The Dumping Ground had been commissioned in March 2012. Like in Tracy Beaker Returns, the former La Sagesse school was used for The Dumping Ground set and the first series was filmed in summer 2012. Additional scenes are shot across the North East of England; the exterior set is filmed at Rowlands Gill and Wear whilst a former secondary school in High Spen and Wear and the former Loansdean fire station in Morpeth, Northumberland have been used for The Dumping Ground interior set since the second series when La Sagesse school was sold to property developers, with additional filming across the North East. To portray life in a children's care home, the show works with children's advocate, Bev Costello, who acts as an adviser. All the main cast, apart from Dani Harmer and Saffron Coomber, from the last episode of the third series of Tracy Beaker Returns reprised their roles and Leanne Dunstan, Reece Buttery and Sarah Rayson were cast as Faith Davis, Mo Michaels and Floss Guppy respectively.
Stacy Liu joined as new care worker May-Li Wang from the 2013 Christmas special and Kasey McKellar joined as Bailey Wharton in series two. Ratings from BARB. From series 6b onwards, viewing figures include pre-transmission viewing; the Dumping Ground – CBBC The Dumping Ground on IMDb
Chandler & Co
Chandler & Co is a British television detective drama series and written by Paula Milne, that first broadcast on BBC1 on 12 July 1994, ran for two series. The series starred Catherine Russell as a private detective who runs her own agency. In the first series, she works alongside her sister-in-law Dee Tate. In the second series, Tate is replaced by Kate Phillips, a former client turned employee. Peter Capaldi, Struan Rodger and Ann Gosling all co-starred in the first series. Aside from Russell, the second series was made up of an different cast, with Graham McGarth, Eloise Brown and Adrian Lukis among the new cast members. Both series were produced by Ann Skinner. Independent reviews of the series were mixed, however The Consulting Detective said of the series, it is a joy to watch and can hold its chin up high in the cavalcade of detective dramas that have gone before and since". After years of remaining unavailable on any commercial format, both series were released in a four-disc DVD box set on 5 October 2015, via Simply Media.
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Holby City is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One. The series was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young as a spin-off from the established BBC medical drama Casualty, premiered on 12 January 1999, it is set in the same hospital as Casualty, in the fictional city of Holby, featured occasional crossovers of characters and plots with both Casualty and the show's 2007 police procedural spin-off HolbyBlue. Its first executive producers were Young and Johnathan Young, who were succeeded by Kathleen Hutchison from 2002 to 2004, Richard Stokes from 2004 to 2006, McHale from 2006 to 2010, Belinda Campbell from 2010 to 2011, Johnathan Young from 2011 to 2013, Oliver Kent from 2013 to 2017 and Simon Harper from 2017. Holby City airs once a week, all year round, each series now contains 52 episodes; the show follows the lives of ancillary staff at the fictional Holby City Hospital. It began with eleven main characters in its first series. New main characters have been both written in and out of the series since, with a core of around fifteen main actors employed on the serial at any given time.
In casting the first series, Young sought out actors who were well known in the television industry, something which has continued throughout the show's history, with cast members including Patsy Kensit, Jane Asher, Robert Powell, Ade Edmondson and John Michie. McHale was the show's lead writer for several years, was the first British writer to become the showrunner of a major prime time drama. Under his tenure as executive producer, attempts were made at modernising the programme and appealing to a younger audience by taking on the filmizing technique and introducing musical montage segments into each episode. Twenty series of Holby City have aired, the twenty-first began airing from 2 January 2019; the show has run for over 900 hour-long episodes. It is filmed at the BBC Elstree Centre in Hertfordshire, has featured special episodes filmed on location abroad. From October 2010, Holby City moved to high definition broadcasting. Holby City has attracted comparisons to other medical dramas unfavourable, figures within the television and entertainment industry including Broadcasting Standards Commission director Paul Bolt have accused the BBC of squandering the television licence fee on the programme.
The series employs a team of researchers to ensure medical accuracy, utilises surgeons from different disciplines to check scripts. Cast members are taught to perform basic medical procedures, given the opportunity to spend time on real hospital wards for research. Holby City has, been criticised for its lack of realism, with the British Medical Association denouncing its portrayal of organ donation and unrealistic impression of resuscitation, an accident and emergency nurse at the 2008 Royal College of Nursing conference accusing the show of fostering unrealistic expectations of the NHS and fuelling compensation culture. Holby City has been nominated for over 100 television awards, of which it has won ten: the 2008 British Academy Television Award for Best Continuing Drama, one BEFFTA Award, two Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards, two Music Video and Screen Awards, four Screen Nation Awards; the show's first series averaged 9.27 million viewers, but apart from a rise in its fifth series, ratings declined year-on-year until 2009, with the eleventh series averaging 5.44 million viewers.
The twelfth series saw a small rise to 5.62 million. Series have drawn over 4 million viewers per week; the show began with only eleven main characters in its first series, all of whom have since left the show. New main characters have been both written in and out of the series since, with a core of fifteen to twenty main actors employed on the serial at any given time. In casting the first series, Young sought out actors who were well known in the television industry, something which has continued throughout the show's history, with cast members including Patsy Kensit, Jane Asher, Robert Powell, Adrian Edmondson, Alex Walkinshaw and Jemma Redgrave. McHale was the show's lead writer for several years, was the first British writer to become the "showrunner" of a major prime time drama. Under his tenure as executive producer, attempts were made at modernising the programme and appealing to a younger audience by taking on the filmising technique and introducing musical montage segments into each episode.
Twenty complete series of Holby City have aired, an twenty-first began airing in January 2019. The show has run for over 600 hour-long episodes, it is filmed in studios at the BBC Elstree Centre in Hertfordshire, with the 1960s office building Neptune House being used for multiple exteriors and interiors in the series. It has featured special episodes filmed on location abroad. From October 2010, Holby City moved to high definition broadcasting. In September 2016, as part of the broadcaster's Compete Or Compare Strategy, the BBC confirmed the show would be one of the first put up for tender. In the tender released in October, it was confirmed the contract, open to independent producers and BBC Studios, would be for 3 series of a minimum 50 episodes per series, delivered from December 2017 with no break in transmission and produced from the existing production base at BBC Elstree Centre. BBC Studios was announced as the winning bidder and will continue to produce the show through to 2020. Holby City was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young as a spin-off from the BBC medical drama Casualty, set in the emergency department of the fictional Holby City Hospital.
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My One and Only (film)
My One and Only is a 2009 comedy-drama film loosely based on a story about George Hamilton's early life on the road with his mother and brother, featuring anecdotes that Hamilton had told to producer Robert Kosberg and Merv Griffin. Kosberg pitched the idea of this true story to screenwriter Charlie Peters Merv Griffin shepherded the project from screenplay to production, until his death in 2007. Merv Griffin's company served as one the film's producers and Robert Kosberg executive produced. My One and Only starred Logan Lerman as Renée Zellweger as George's mother; the film was written by Charlie Peters. In New York City in 1953, Anne Deveraux lives with her bandleader husband Danny, their 15-year-old son George, Anne's somewhat older effeminate son Robbie. After catching Danny in yet another affair, Anne takes the children with her. Anne embarks on a road trip across the United States, in search of a husband to fund a new life for her and her boys. George serves as the chauffeur, they first travel to Pittsburgh.
Anne has a string of disastrous attempts at relationship. After finding that a former suitor now deems her too old to be of interest she becomes desperate and dispirited and chats up a man in a bar who turns out to be an undercover house detective, he charges her with solicitation. Meanwhile, George meets with his father. George asks him to take him back to New York but Danny turns him down because he is on the road for his work. George concludes. George learns that Danny had sent money several times, but Anne resolutely returned it each time. Running low on funds, Anne tries her luck in St. Louis; the sisters have a strained relationship but Anne tries to make the best of it and takes a job at a paint store and becomes engaged to the owner. It turns out, however, he is mentally ill and married. Anne is paid off by the man's family for her trouble; as Anne readies to get on the road again, this time for Los Angeles, George informs her that he is staying with Anne's sister, whom he'd cleared it with.
Anne and George argue bitterly and Anne, accepts his decision and leaves with Robbie, who now serves as the chauffeur. Near Albuquerque and son get robbed by a couple they picked up for gas money. Robbie phones George to tell him. In discussing it with Anne's sister and her husband, George discovers Anne had left money with them for his board and care, he takes the remaining money and meets Anne and Robbie at a Greyhound bus station somewhere in the Southwest. The three settle into a shabby apartment. Anne comes home one day to find Danny waiting for her, he asks if she says he wants her and the boys to come back to New York. She replies, "I don't know if I love you but I do know I don't need you." Danny departs extending an open invitation to return if she changes her mind. Anne forges ahead and the family gets work as extras in a movie. Anne catches the eye of the movie producer and manages to get Robbie slated to try for a starring role. George thinks everything will turn out fine, but that evening Anne learns Danny has died of a heart attack.
George flies back to New York to attend Danny's funeral and gets Anne's blessing to stay there and attend his former prep school on scholarship. Soon, however, he realizes. George finds Robbie having difficulty with a scene in a movie; as he helps Robbie recite his lines, George is discovered as a talented actor. Robbie goes to work in costuming. In epilogue, George reveals that he is a contracted Hollywood actor and has changed his last name to "Hamilton,", his father's real last name, he realizes that Anne, Robbie and he didn't need anyone to take care of them, that they could take care of themselves and that they were going to be just fine. Renée Zellweger as Anne Deveraux Logan Lerman as 15-year-old George Deveraux Kevin Bacon as Danny Deveraux Mark Rendall as George's older half-brother, Robbie Chris Noth as Harlan Molly Quinn as Paula, a friend George makes in Pittsburgh Nick Stahl as Bud, Paula's older brother Steven Weber as Wallace Eric McCormack as Charlie Robin Weigert as Anne's sister, Hope David Koechner as Bill Massey Phoebe Strole as Wendy Filming took place in the Baltimore area beginning on June 9, 2008.
Part of this filming took place in the Institute of Notre Dame private high school. Other locations included Mount Vernon and the 26-acre estate Tyrconnell near Lake Roland. For several weeks in early August 2008, further filming took place in New Mexico. Many of the scenes include the use of an azure blue 1953 Cadillac Eldorado; the 1953 Eldorado "hero car" was used at the film's premiere in New York City on August 18, 2009 at the Paris Theater, Manhattan. The jazzy score to My One and Only was composed by Mark Isham, who recorded it with a 20-piece jazz orchestra ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the LA Sound Gallery in Burbank, California; the film was released on August 21, 2009, in New York City, New York, Los Angeles, California. On September 4, 2009 the release was expanded to 20 markets across the US; the film was released in the Netherlands on September 10, 2009. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a rating of 68% based on 71 reviews. Official website My One and Only on IMDb
England is a country, part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to Scotland to the north-northwest; the Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south; the country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world; the English language, the Anglican Church, English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, the country's parliamentary system of government has been adopted by other nations.
The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation. England's terrain is chiefly low hills and plains in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the west; the capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. England's population of over 55 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom concentrated around London, the South East, conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century; the Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The name "England" is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means "land of the Angles"; the Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages. The Angles came from the Anglia peninsula in the Bay of Kiel area of the Baltic Sea; the earliest recorded use of the term, as "Engla londe", is in the late-ninth-century translation into Old English of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. The term was used in a different sense to the modern one, meaning "the land inhabited by the English", it included English people in what is now south-east Scotland but was part of the English kingdom of Northumbria; the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle recorded that the Domesday Book of 1086 covered the whole of England, meaning the English kingdom, but a few years the Chronicle stated that King Malcolm III went "out of Scotlande into Lothian in Englaland", thus using it in the more ancient sense.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its modern spelling was first used in 1538. The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, Germania, in which the Latin word Anglii is used; the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars. How and why a term derived from the name of a tribe, less significant than others, such as the Saxons, came to be used for the entire country and its people is not known, but it seems this is related to the custom of calling the Germanic people in Britain Angli Saxones or English Saxons to distinguish them from continental Saxons of Old Saxony between the Weser and Eider rivers in Northern Germany. In Scottish Gaelic, another language which developed on the island of Great Britain, the Saxon tribe gave their name to the word for England. An alternative name for England is Albion; the name Albion referred to the entire island of Great Britain. The nominally earliest record of the name appears in the Aristotelian Corpus the 4th-century BC De Mundo: "Beyond the Pillars of Hercules is the ocean that flows round the earth.
In it are two large islands called Britannia. But modern scholarly consensus ascribes De Mundo not to Aristotle but to Pseudo-Aristotle, i.e. it was written in the Graeco-Roman period or afterwards. The word Albion or insula Albionum has two possible origins, it either derives from a cognate of the Latin albus meaning white, a reference to the white cliffs of Dover or from the phrase the "island of the Albiones" in the now lost Massaliote Periplus, attested through Avienus' Ora Maritima to which the former served as a source. Albion is now applied to England in a more poetic capacity. Another romantic name for England is Loegria, related to the Welsh word for England and made popular by its use in Arthurian legend; the earliest known evidence of human presence in the area now known as England was that of Homo antecessor, dating to approximate
Death in Paradise (TV series)
Death in Paradise is a British-French crime drama television series created by Robert Thorogood, starring Ben Miller, Kris Marshall and Ardal O'Hanlon. The programme is a joint UK and French production filmed on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom and France 2 in France. Death in Paradise has enjoyed high ratings. An eighth series began broadcasting on 10 January 2019. A ninth and tenth series were announced at the conclusion of series eight on 28 February 2019. British detective Richard Poole is assigned to investigate the murder of a British police officer on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. After he finds the murderer, he is reluctantly required by his supervisors to replace the victim and stay on as the detective inspector of the island, solving new cases as they appear, being the object of many fish-out-of-water jokes. At the start of Series 3, Poole is killed and uncoordinated London detective Humphrey Goodman arrives to investigate the death of his strait-laced predecessor.
He stays in the job as chief investigator on the island. In the second half of Series 6, he resigns so he can stay in London with his new girlfriend Martha Lloyd, his replacement on Saint Marie is DI Jack Mooney, played by Ardal O'Hanlon. While Death in Paradise has continued to be in the top three most popular programmes on British television, critics have called the crime drama "unremarkable" and "an undemanding detective show, with nice Caribbean scenery"; the show is known for its formulaic approach to its plots with each episode the same in both style and narrative structure. Each episode begins with a pre-credits sequence showing the events leading up to a murder, the discovery of the body afterwards; the police force of Saint Marie are subsequently informed of the murder, preliminary investigations and interviews take place to establish the suspects, photographs of the suspects and crime scene are placed on the whiteboard at police headquarters. Towards the end, the lead DI will have a moment of realisation brought on by something that someone says or does or by some occurrence.
In this moment, the how and who of the murder are comprehended by the DI, but are not revealed to the audience. The suspects are gathered, the DI talks through the evidence; the murderer and the motive are revealed in the dénouement of the episode. Each episode ends with a comedic scene or a celebratory trip by the police force to Catherine's bar; the final episode of most series has included a subplot wherein the lead DI is tempted to return to the UK by the prospect of a job offer or personal relationship, but in the end, he decides to remain on the island. This format was subverted in the sixth series, when the two-part storyline in the fifth and sixth episodes saw the team travel to London to follow up on a current case, resulting in then-lead detective Humphrey Goodman deciding to remain to be with his new girlfriend. I. Jack Mooney travelled back to Saint-Marie as a holiday, but decided to remain as the new detective inspector of the island in the series finale. Death in Paradise is set on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie, described in Episode 3.3 as a "pretty island", "situated in the Eastern Caribbean Sea."
In episode 4.5, it is mentioned that Martinique is "a good 70 miles." Saint Marie is "one-tenth the size of its north-west neighbour Guadeloupe". Saint Marie is a British Overseas Territory, but about 30% of its people are French, due to previous history, with the language still spoken; the back-story appears to be a blend of two real-world islands near to Guadeloupe, with size and location aligning with Marie-Galante and history and language aligning with Dominica. In the TV show, the fictional Saint Marie island has a volcano, sugar plantations, a fishing harbour, an airport, a university, a convent 100 public beaches and a Crown Court, it has its own newspaper, The Saint Marie Times. Honoré, the main town, has a leisure/commercial marina, market and restaurants as well as the police station; the neighbouring town to Honoré is named as Port Royal. Saint Marie's main economic ties are to Guadeloupe, the UK, France; the island's main religions are Catholicism and Voodoo, with several religious festivals featuring in the programme, including the Saint Ursula Festival and some Voodoo festivals.
Episode 3.7 is set on an islet just off Saint Marie. This episode was filmed on the island of Kahouanne, around 1.2 miles off the north-west coast of Guadeloupe where the series is filmed. It can be seen in the background from a beach on Saint Marie. Episodes 6.5 and 6.6 are set in London, when DI Goodman, DS Cassell and Officer Myers form a liaison team with future lead DI Jack Mooney in order to track down suspects in a murder investigation in Saint Marie, to investigate the murder of one of the suspects. ^a Made a voice cameo in this episode. Danny John-Jules will not be returning for series eight and will be replaced by actress Shyko Amos playing Officer Ruby Patterson, the niece of the commissioner. John-Jules cited his reason for exiting the show as wanting to “leave on a high"; the series is filmed on the French island of Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles in the commune of Deshaies (which doub