Ruth Madoc to posthumously appear in Beyond Paradise

Ruth Madoc will posthumously appear in 'Beyond Paradise'.

The 'Hi-de-Hi!' legend passed away in December aged 79, but she is set to make an appearance in the forthcoming BBC show, a spin-off of 'Death in Paradise'.

The six-part series will see Kris Marshall reprise his role as DI Humphrey Goodman, who he played in 'Death in Paradise' from 2014 to 2017, and he will appear alongside several guest stars, including 'Sex Education' actress Samantha Spiro and former 'EastEnders' stars Davood Ghadami and Annette Badland.

Other guest stars include Samantha's 'Sex Education' co-star Chris Jenks, as well as Jamie Bamber, Phil Daniels, Jade Harrison, Monsterrat Lombard, Yasmine Akram, Rufus Jones, and Dan Mersh.

What's more, Broadchurch's Peter De Jersey, David Reed, Ella Kenion, John Macneill, Jaye Jacobs, John Hollingworth, Ingrid Oliver, Edward Rowe, Kerry Howard, Pooky Quesnel, Alan Williams, Nina Singh, Hannah Traylen, and Lily Frazer will also feature in the upcoming series.

They will star opposite series regulars Sally Bretton (Martha Lloyd), Zahra Ahmadi (DS Esther Williams), Dylan Llewellyn (PC Kelby Hartford), Felicity Montagu (office support Margo Martins) and Barbara Flynn (Anne Lloyd).

'Beyond Paradise' will follow Humphrey and his fiancée Martha after their nail-biting will-they-won't-they romance reached its emotional finale in Saint Marie in 2017.

The pair will arrive in the fictional Devonshire town of Shipton Abbott, Martha's hometown near the beautiful Devonshire coast, after they left London.

'Beyond Paradise' launches on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK on Friday 24 February, when it will also be available on BritBox International outside of the UK and Ireland.