01 March 2013

List of PBS Stations Airing Death in Paradise [UPDATED]

In "What to Watch When Felled by the Flu," I mentioned the hit BBC One program Death in Paradise. A number of PBS affiliate stations across the U.S. have been airing it or will be, so if you haven't seen it yet and enjoy mysteries, I've put together a list of the stations where you can watch it.

Death in Paradise: Season One
But first, a bit about the program. Death in Paradiseis a crime dramedy starring Ben Miller (Primeval,The Worst Week of My Life)as DI Richard Poole, a detective with the Metropolitan Police who's been sent from the UK to the (fictional) Caribbean island of Sainte-Marie to investigate the murder of the inspector there. (The series is filmed on Guadeloupe.) Once done, and much to his dismay, he must stay on as the new police chief.

He isn't out of his depth as far as detective work goes, but he is out of his element in the sun, sand and surf, and thus opts to remain in his suit, tie and dress shoes while he searches for clues to solve cases. Although Poole asks, "Why are the most obvious things the hardest to see," he eventually does see them, and uses his skills in deduction to get the culprits.

Working with Poole are Officers Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules, Red Dwarf)and Fidel Best (Gary Carr, Silent Witness),and DS Camille Bordey (Sara Martins, Maigret,Paris, Je T'Aime),a former undercover detective whose cover was blown during the investigation of the previous inspector's murder. Her relationship with Poole reminds me of that between Martin and Louisa on Doc Martin. So, too, does the show itself, with its quirkiness and low-key drama and comedic bits.

Death in Paradise: Season Two
Storylines are clever, characters are engaging, and popular British TV actors appearing as guest stars abound. They include Lenora Crichlow (Being Human), Paterson Joseph (Survivors), Nicholas Farrell (Torchwood), Miranda Raison (MI-5), Sarah Smart (Wallander), Shirley Henderson (Hamish Macbeth), Lisa Faulkner (New Street Law), Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty), and Danny Webb (The Bill).

Series One aired on BBC One in 2011 and delivered strong ratings. Series Two is currently airing and ratings have been even higher. A third series was commissioned last month and is expected to will air in 2014.

All in all, Death is Paradise is delightful and well worth a watch. Here's a clip:


And here's the list of the PBS stations airing Death in Paradise:

UPDATE: This is the FULL LIST of PBS member stations and independent public television stations airing Series 1 and 2, and the upcoming Series 3, of Death in Paradise.

Arizona
  • Phoenix -- KAET 8 / Eight -- Arizona PBS
  • Tucson -- KUAT 6 / KUAS 27 -- Arizona Public Media

California
  • Fresno -- KVBT Valley PBS
  • Los Angeles -- KCET 28
  • San Diego -- KPBS 15
  • San Francisco -- KQED 9
  • San Jose -- KQEH 54
  • Watsonville -- KQET 25

Colorado -- Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Denver -- KRMA 6
  • Durango -- KRMU 20
  • Grand Junction -- KRMJ 18
  • Pueblo / Colorado Springs -- KTSC 8
  • Steamboat Springs -- KRMZ 24

Connecticut -- Connecticut Public Television
  • Bridgeport -- WEDW 49
  • Hartford -- WEDH 24
  • New Haven -- WEDY 65
  • Norwich -- WEDN 53

District of Columbia
  • WETA UK 26.2
  • WHUT 32
  • WMPT 22

Florida
  • Pensacola -- WSRE 23
  • Tallahassee -- WFSU 11
  • Tampa -- WUSF 16

Idaho
  • Boise -- KAID 4
  • Coeur d'Alene -- KCDT 26
  • Moscow -- KUID 35
  • Pocatello -- KISU 10
  • Twin Falls -- KIPT 13

Illinois
  • Carbondale -- WSIU 8
  • Charleston -- WEIU 51
  • Chicago -- WTTW 11

Indiana
  • Indianapolis -- WFYI 20

Iowa
  • Council Bluffs -- KBIN-TV 32
  • Davenport (Quad Cities) -- KQIN 36
  • Des Moines -- KDIN-TV 11
  • Fort Dodge -- KTIN 21
  • Iowa City -- KIIN 12
  • Mason City -- KYIN 24
  • Red Oak -- KHIN 36
  • Sioux City -- KSIN-TV 27
  • Waterloo -- KRIN 32

Louisiana -- Louisiana Public Boradcasting
  • Alexandria - KLPA-TV 25
  • Baton Rouge - WLPB-TV 27
  • Lafayette - KLPB-TV 24
  • Lake Charles - KLTL-TV 18
  • Monroe - KLTM-TV 13
  • Shreveport - KLTS-TV 24

Maryland -- Maryland Public Television
  • Annapolis -- WMPT-TV 22
  • Frederick -- WFPT-TV 62
  • Hagerstown -- WWPB-TV 31
  • Oakland -- WGPT-TV 36
  • Owings Mills -- WMPB-TV 67
  • Salisbury -- WCPB-TV 28

Massachusetts
  • Boston -- WGBH 2

Michigan
  • East Lansing -- WKAR 23
  • Grand Rapids -- WGVU 25

Minnesota
  • Minneapolis / St. Paul -- KTCA -- Twin Cities Public TV

Montana -- Montana PBS
  • Bozeman -- KUSM 9
  • Missoula -- KUFM-TV 11
  • Billings -- KBGS-TV 16
  • Great Falls -- KUGF-TV 21
  • Kalispell -- KUKL-TV 46

Nevada
  • Las Vegas -- KLVX -- Vegas PBS

New Hampshire -- New Hampshire Public Television
  • Durham -- WENH-TV 11
  • Keene -- WEKW-TV 52
  • Littleton -- WLED-TV 49

New Jersey
  • Northern NJ areas served by WLIW (see New York)
New Jersey Television (NJTV)
  • Camden - WNJS 23
  • Montclair - WNJN 50
  • New Brunswick - WNJB 58
  • Trenton - WNJT 52

New York
  • Albany / Schenectady -- WMHT 17
  • Binghamtom -- WSKG 46
  • Garden City / New York City -- WLIW 21
  • Plattsburg -- WCFE 57 -- Mountain Lake PBS
  • Rochester -- WXXI 21
  • Watertown -- WPBS 16

North Carolina
  • Charlotte -- WTVI 42

Ohio
  • Akron -- WEAO 49
  • Columbus -- WOSU 34
  • Dayton -- WPTD 16
  • Oxford / Cincinnati -- WPTO 14
  • Youngstown -- WNEO 45

Pennsylvania
  • Erie -- WQLN 54
  • Harrisburg -- WITF 33

South Carolina -- South Carolina Educational Television
  • Allendale (Augusta, GA) -- WEBA-TV 14
  • Beaufort -- WJWJ-TV 16
  • Charleston -- WITV 7
  • Columbia -- WRLK-TV 35
  • Conway -- WHMC-TV 23
  • Florence -- WJPM-TV 33
  • Greenville -- WNTV 29
  • Greenwood -- WNEH 38
  • Rock Hill (Charlotte, N.C.) -- WNSC-TV 30
  • Spartanburg -- WRET-TV 49
  • Sumter -- WRJA-TV 27

Tennessee
  • Memphis -- WKNO 10
  • Sneedville -- WETP 2

Texas
  • Killeen / Waco -- KNCT 46

Utah
  • Provo -- KBYU 11
  • Richfield -- KUES 18
  • Salt Lake City -- KUED 7
  • St. George -- KUEW 19

Vermont -- Vermont Public Television
  • Burlington -- WETK 33
  • Rutland -- WVER 28
  • St. Johnsbury -- WVTB 20
  • Windsor -- WVTA 41

Virginia
  • Areas served by WETA UK 26.2

Washington
  • Tacoma -- KBTC 28

West Virginia -- West Virginia Public Broadcasting
  • Grandview (Bluefield-Beckley) -- WSWP-TV 9
  • Huntington -- WPBY-TV 33
  • Morgantown -- WNPB-TV 24

Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee -- WMVS 10 / WMVT 36 Milwaukee PBS

Check your local listings for dates and times. And if your local PBS station is airing the program and it's not listed above, please contact me so I can include it.

It's too bad (imo) that no streaming or DVD rental service in the U.S. has Death in Paradise available right now, and that more PBS stations didn't get in on the BBC's syndication of the show as they did for ITV's syndication of DCI Banks. But at least it has made it stateside in some areas. If the PBS station for your area isn't airing Death in Paradise, you can catch it on DVD. Amazon US currently has available for pre-order the Region 1 DVDs for both Seasons Oneand Two,and Amazon UK has in stock the Region 2 DVDs for Series Oneand Series Two.

Have a fab weekend!

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