The Early Bird Gets Murdered

Sep 1, 2018

8pm DEATH IN PARADISE - Crime Drama - The beautiful Caribbean island of Saint-Marie is rife with murder and Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman along with the help of local islanders follow clues to catch the killer.  

THE EARLY BIRD - A group of bird watchers join the island of Saint Marie in search for its rare green parrot. However, while the group is wandering through the jungle, Mark Talbot is stabbed to death with his hunting knife. Humphrey learns that Mark was only out of the group's sights for a couple of minutes before his death half a mile away and the clues just aren't adding up.  


 The castles of Britain may appear romantic, but hidden within their walls are tales of intrigue and violence. In the this series historian and author Dan Jones returns to uncover the dramatic stories behind a new set of iconic fortifications, including Edinburgh Castle, a fortress whose sordid history inspired the shocking ‘Red Wedding’ episode of Game of Thrones; Leeds Castle, an idyllic structure owned by six medieval queens and an American-born heiress; and Lancaster Castle, one of Britain’s oldest and most notorious strongholds.

10pm MARTIN CLUNES: ISLANDS OF AUSTRALIA - Travel - With more than 8,000 islands to choose from, Martin visits sixteen which provide a fascinating insight into the diversity, history and challenges of island life in Australia. 

“I’m on an 8,000 mile odyssey right around the continent, to discover what these far-flung places tell us about Australia and its people,” Martin explains. “Each island is a microcosm that tells us something different about our world. Australia’s islands have it all: exotic creatures, spectacular marine life, and of course the different people who inhabit them."

Martin begins his odyssey by flying 600kilometres east over the Pacific Ocean to Lord Howe Island. It’s his first experience of Australia’s remote island communities: the pace of life is slow and the population is a steady 350. Martin is introduced to the treasures of a place that was untouched by humans until Europeans accidentally stumbled across it in 1788.

Martin Clunes with the locals in Norfolk Island
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Norfolk Island is Martin’s next stop. It is Australia’s most easterly territory, and the remotest island on Martin’s journey. Martin arrives in time for the annual Foundation Day ceremony, when islanders re-enact the landing of the First Fleet boatload of convicts in 1788.