Agatha Raisin (2014– )
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The Quiche of Death 

A public-relations agent leaves London for a seemingly idyllic village in the Cotswolds, and soon finds herself a suspect in a murder case involving a poisoned quiche.

Director:

Geoffrey Sax

Writers:

M.C. Beaton (based on the novel "The Quiche of Death" by), Stewart Harcourt
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Jensen ... Agatha Raisin
Oliver Lansley ... Dr. Brendon Monk
Mathew Horne ... Roy Silver
Timothy Renouf ... Danny Shine
Kay Burley ... Herself
Tim Stern Tim Stern ... Gene Harvey
Maddie Monti Maddie Monti ... Kyra Simpson
Katy Wix ... Gemma Simpson
June Watson ... Mrs. Josephs
Sandy McDade ... Gail Murray
Robert Bathurst ... Andy Cummings-Browne
Hermione Norris ... Jo Cummings-Browne
Caroline Langrishe ... Sheila Barr
Joshua Williams Joshua Williams ... Sam (as Josh Williams)
Hector McCormick Hector McCormick ... Neil
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No-nonsense P.R. whizz Agatha Raisin leaves the London rat race to live in the Cotswolds village of Carsely, where local bobby Bill Wong suggests she involves herself in local activities. So she enters the quiche-baking contest at the village fete - and cheats by buying her offering at a London bakery, a secret she shares with Gemma, the cleaning lady she has filched from snooty Sheila from next door. Nonetheless the judge, philandering Andy Cummings-Browne, awards the prize to Ella Cartwright, one of several married women with whom he is cheating on his wife Jo. Next day Andy is found dead after eating Agatha's quiche. Agatha's friend Roy convinces her that, if she wants to make herself truly popular, she must find out who used her as a scapegoat in order to kill Andy and so, using her P.R. methods, she turns detective. Any of the dead man's mistresses could be the murderer, even Jo or barking mad Maria Borrow, who claims he was going to marry her. Agatha eventually exposes the ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death See more »

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Filmed in the village of Biddestone, Wiltshire. See more »

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Missed opportunities
2 January 2015 | by nortons3See all my reviews

I waited with baited breath for this screen adaptation. What a disappointment, Agatha Raisin basics weren't even adhered too,(slight Brummie accent, dark brown hair, Carsley ladies referring to each other by their married names and what about the vicar and his wife?) I found the books laugh out loud funny but this didn't come across on screen and relied heavily on 'hammish' acting. It was all a bit too slapstick for my taste, it could have been so good with ongoing regular episodes but not sure the casting is good enough. Won't be setting the record button on any future adaptations. I can't see it ever being anywhere as good as Hamish Macbeth (MC Beaton's other book to series)


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