Agatha Raisin (TV series)

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Agatha Raisin
Series title with an image of a pistol spouting flowers
GenreComedy-drama
Crime
Mystery
Based onAgatha Raisin
by M. C. Beaton
StarringAshley Jensen
Katy Wix
Matthew Horne
Jamie Glover
Composer(s)Rupert Gregson-Williams
Christopher Willis
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Barry Ryan
Michele Buck
David Walton
Kathleen Hutchison
Producer(s)Matthew Mulot (Series 1)
Running time90 minutes (pilot)
45 minutes (Series 1)


90 minutes

(Series 2)
Production company(s)Free @ Last TV and Mammoth Screen (Series 1)
Free @ Last TV and Company Pictures (Series 2)
Release
Original networkSky1 (Series 1)
Acorn TV (Series 2)
Picture format16:9 (1080i HDTV)
First shown in26 December 2014 (2014-12-26)
Original release7 June 2016 (2016-06-07) –
present
External links
Website

Agatha Raisin is a British comedy-drama television series that was broadcast as a pilot titled Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death on 26 December 2014,[1] with an eight-part series that first aired on Sky 1 on 7 June 2016.[2]

A second season was ordered by Acorn TV on 15 January 2018.[3]

Production[edit]

On 22 August 2014, Sky announced that it had commissioned the adaptation for Sky 1.[4] It was commissioned by Cameron Roach.[5] Sky 1 chief Adam MacDonald said, "Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death is a contemporary, sharp and witty crime drama offering for the upcoming festive season."[4]

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death began filming in September 2014. The main filming location is Biddestone, Wiltshire.[4] On her role in the film, Ashley Jensen said, "I am absolutely delighted to be on board! It's not often a part like this comes along for a woman. Agatha Raisin is a strong forthright, independent, driven, successful woman, who is both funny and flawed, a real woman of our time."[4]

Series two was ordered by Acorn TV with a change to three 90-minute films as opposed to 45 minute episodes.[6]

As of February 27, 2019 the show was commissioned for season 3, which will be four 90 minute episodes or 8 45 minute episodes. [7]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
1"Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death"Geoffrey SaxStewart Harcourt26 December 2014 (2014-12-26)1.00
Agatha Raisin, a public relations professional, gives up her life in London in the hope of starting a new life in the seemingly quiet village of Carsley, but soon finds herself a suspect in a murder case when she enters the village's annual quiche-making competition in an attempt to ingratiate herself with the community. She sets out to clear her name and solve the mystery of the quiche of death.[9]

Series 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
21"Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley"Geoffrey SaxChris Murray7 June 2016 (2016-06-07)1.11
32"Agatha Raisin and Hell's Bells"Geoffrey SaxStewart Harcourt14 June 2016 (2016-06-14)0.93
43"Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death"Paul HarrisonStewart Harcourt21 June 2016 (2016-06-21)N/A[10]
54"Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener"Paul HarrisonChris Murray28 June 2016 (2016-06-28)1.04
65"Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet"Roberto BanguraChris Murray5 July 2016 (2016-07-05)0.98
76"Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came"Roberto BanguraChris Niel12 July 2016 (2016-07-12)0.91
87"Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden"Geoffrey SaxChris Murray19 July 2016 (2016-07-19)0.84
98"Agatha Raisin and Murderous Marriage"Geoffrey SaxStewart Harcourt26 July 2016 (2016-07-26)0.98

Series 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
101"Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham[11]"Roberto BanguraJulia Gilbert19 November 2018 (2018-11-19)N/A
112"Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam[12]"Matt CarterChris Murray24 December 2018 (2018-12-24)N/A
123"Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate[12]"Audrey CookeChris Niel28 January 2019 (2019-01-28)N/A

DVD[edit]

  • Agatha Raisin, Series 1
Released October 25, 2016 by ACORN MEDIA in Region 1
Run Time: 462 minutes, 3 discs, NTSC
feature-length pilot (94 min), 8x 45 min. episodes, and 18 min. of video bonus.
Each story is adapted from a novel of the same name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Munn, Patrick (22 August 2014). "Sky1 Orders One-Off Drama 'Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death', Ashley Jensen To Star". TV Wise. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  2. ^ Eames, Tom (9 July 2015). "Ashley Jensen to return for full Agatha Raisin series on Sky1". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (15 January 2018). "'Agatha Raisin' Series 2 Ordered By Acorn TV – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Sky order crime comedy drama starring Ashley Jensen". British Comedy Guide. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death - Production Details". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  6. ^ Berk, Dr. Nancy (16 November 2018). "Ashley Jensen Talks Agatha Raisin, Series 2 and Working With Ricky Gervais Again". Parade. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. ^ cite web |url=https://worldscreen.com/tvdrama/agatha-raisin-renewed-by-acorn-tv-for-season-3/ |title= Agatha Raisin Renewed by AcornTV for Season 3|access-date= 02272019|
  8. ^ "Meet The Cast And Characters". Sky. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  9. ^ Knight, Dominic (26 November 2014). "Christmas is all about the quiche on Sky 1". ATV Today. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  10. ^ No data for this period
  11. ^ D'Arminio, Aubry (18 November 2018). "Another Small Town Murder on Acorn TV's 'Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham'". TV Insider. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  12. ^ a b "My Conversation With Ashley Jensen About The Acorn TV Original Agatha Raisin Series Two Movie Debuting Monday". WIXC. 17 November 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.

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