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.


Geoffrey Sax


M.C. Beaton (based on the novel "The Quiche of Death" by), Stewart Harcourt




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


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







Release Date:

26 December 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death See more »

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All the children in the fête scene are local children from the village where filming took place. See more »


I Will Survive
Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
Performed by the Quiche Contest Band
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Cotswold murder mystery
2 January 2015 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This is an adaptation of a series of murder-mystery books that have been turned into comedy crime caper. However I am not sure given the tone of this film whether its also a pastiche as well to a series like Midsomer Murders.

Ashley Jensen plays Agatha Raisin, a go-getting 30 something Public Relations whizz in the city of London who packs it all in to retire in a cottage in the Cotswolds.

She has trouble fitting into village life as the locals seem to distrust outsiders and in order to get in with them she enters a quiche competition when her troubles really begin as her neighbour and judge of the competition is poisoned by a deadly quiche.

The film was mildly diverting, plenty of red herrings, a lot of nasty locals although you could sort of guess who the murderer is.

However I found the tone of the film rather odd. Given the title of the film and the prevailing comic tone it really did come across as a pastiche.

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