Sky 1 drama for Christmas 2014 with Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. The festive airing special will star Ashley Jensen as London PR turned village detective Agatha Raisin. This one off contemporary and quirky drama began filming last week in the Cotswolds and Bristol.
Written by Stewart Harcourt, the story is based on the highly successful novel series by M C Beaton, creator of Hamish Macbeth, and will be broadcast this Christmas on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1.
Further cast announced includes Hermione Norris as long-suffering village housewife and Amateur Dramatics devotee Jo, Robert Bathurst as her errant husband Andy, Katy Wix as Agatha’s suffer-no-fools cleaning lady Gemma, Mathew Horne as Roy, Agatha’s faithful former assistant from London, Jamie Glover as Agatha’s would be romantic interest James, Jason Barnett as the hapless DI Wilkes and Matt McCooey as lovelorn local policeman, DC Wong.
Having sold up her successful PR firm in London, Agatha moves to start a new dream life in the Cotswolds, but soon finds it’s not quite the picture-perfect existence she imagined, and that the locals might not be quite ready for Agatha’s own brand of feisty straight talking. When she inadvertently becomes a suspect in a murder case, Agatha must enlist the few allies she can find to set about clearing her name and earn the respect of her fellow villagers by solving the mystery of the quiche of death.
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death will air exclusively on Sky 1 HD this Christmas.