What is the Beyond Paradise theme tune? Details of the hit BBC show's music

Everything to know about the catchy jingle

a still of Kris Marshall and Sally Bretton posing on a pier in Beyond Paradise
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As audience continue to enjoy Beyond Paradise episodes - we've shared details about the theme tune and show's soundtrack.

We're nearly half way through the Death in Paradise spin off and fans already can't get enough of the series. Audiences have enjoyed seeing Kris Marshall and Sally Bretton return to screens as DI Humphrey Goodman and his fiancee Martha Lloyd. Yet this time around their adventures are a million miles away from the sunny island of Guadeloupe, instead taking place in a popular UK-based location where Beyond Paradise is filmed.

Amongst questions around the cast, viewers are asking will there be a Beyond Paradise season 2? There's been a few exciting updates from the cast and crew about this and we've shared all there is to know.

What is the Beyond Paradise theme tune?

The Beyond Paradise theme tune is performed by British folk band Bellowhead. It was created by composer Magnus Fiennes, who was also behind the theme tune for Death in Paradise.

Magnus - who is the brother of actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes - described the Beyond Paradise theme tune as "spooky, funny, mysterious and moving" on Twitter.

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The Beyond Paradise theme tune did not debut until the second episode was released on xx. Tim Key, Executive producer of the series shared on Twitter that they "did something different" in episode one. "Title sequence arrives in ep 2 complete with @bellowheaduk’s amazing theme music. Working with them and @magnusfiennes has been one of the biggest joys of this adventure," he confirmed.

Key opened up on the importance of getting the music right for Beyond Paradise, in an interview with WhattoWatch. "The music is a huge part of the success of the show, which immediately takes you to a specific place. I have become obsessed with bringing a music identity to Beyond Paradise

"We are lucky to be working with Magnus Fiennes after working with him on Death in Paradise," he continued. "We have worked hard to bring a modern, folk influence to the show, making a unique sound which I am really excited about. And getting Bellowhead on board was amazing."

The Beyond Paradise theme tune received largely positive reviews online. Show fan Michelle declared on Twitter: "I loved it very West Country toe tapping music". Whilst another Twitter user wrote: "Ooh I love it.  Very sea shanty. Xo."

Beyond Paradise music - further details

SoundtrackI have collated together some of the songs that make up the Beyond Paradise soundtrack, performed by artists including Michael Kiwanuka, Pentagon and Nathan Evans.

Composer Marcus Fiennes confirmed via Twitter that the soundtrack is not currently available on music streaming platforms, but they are hoping to change this in the future. "We're looking to put up Spotify playlists of songs from Beyond Paradise and Death In Paradise very soon."

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Marcus also revealed that a family member contributed to the vocals. "That's my daughter Cheyenne singing. Written for the episode," he tweeted. 

Marcus shares 26-year-old daughter Cheyenne and 25-year-old daughter Shanti with wife Maya - who is also a musician.

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Emily Stedman is the former Features Editor for GoodTo covering all things TV, entertainment, royal, lifestyle, health and wellbeing. Boasting an encyclopaedic knowledge on all things TV, celebrity and royals, career highlights include working at HELLO! Magazine and as a royal researcher to Diana biographer Andrew Morton on his book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess. In her spare time, Emily can be found eating her way around London, swimming at her local Lido or curled up on the sofa binging the next best Netflix show.