Extras’ Ashley Jensen brings Agatha Raisin to life on Sky 1
Following the success of last year’s one-off Christmas special, Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, Extras actress Ashley Jensen is stepping back into the role of beloved fictional detective Agatha Raisin in a new 8 x 60 minute series on Sky 1.
Also starring Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey), Katy Wix (Not Going Out) and Jamie Glover (Luther), the exuberant and quirky crime show will bring to life eight of MC Beaton’s famous stories: Walkers of Dembley, Hell’s Bells, Wellspring of Death, Potted Gardener, Vicious Vet, Day the Floods Came, Witch of Wyckhadden, and Murderous Marriage.
Speaking of the new series, Director of Sky 1 Adam McDonald says: “The Quiche of Death quickly established itself as a favourite amongst Sky 1 customers, so I’m delighted to be welcoming Agatha Raisin and her escapades back to the channel. Fortunately, thanks to the incredibly talented MC Beaton, we had another 24 brilliant stories to choose from.”
Make sure to tune into the new series’ first instalment, Agatha Raisin: Walkers of Dembley, when it premieres Tuesday June 7th on Sky 1. In the meantime, check out the trailer below!