Production commences on Sky Christmas drama
Following the announcement Ashley Jensen will be leading the cast of Christmas drama, Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death, further casting has been revealed as filming commences.
Joining Jensen is: Hermione Norris (The Crimson Field, Cold Feet) as long-suffering village housewife and Amateur Dramatics devotee Jo Cummings Brown, Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey, Cold Feet) as her errant husband Andy Cummings Brown, Katy Wix (Not Going Out) as Agatha’s suffer-no-fools cleaning lady Gemma Simpson, Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey) as Roy Silver, Agatha’s faithful former assistant from London, Jamie Glover (Waterloo Road) as Agatha’s would be romantic interest James, Jason Barnett as the hapless DI Wilkes and Matt McCooey as lovelorn local policeman, DC Bill Wong.
Having sold up her successful PR firm in London, Agatha Raisin 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.
Caroline Langrishe also stars as Agatha’s next door neighbor and nemesis Sheila Cummings, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as the village vicar Jez and Lucy Liemann as his wife Sarah. Carli Norris and John Lightbody star as husband and wife Ella and John Cartwright, Sandy McDale and Tim Stern as villagers Gail and Gene, Richard Durden and Marcia Warren as Mr and Mrs Boggle, Joseph Long as purveyor of quiche Spiros Eonomides, Nichola McAuliffe as Maria Borrow and John Mason as Roy’s Australian boyfriend Steve.
The one-off drama is written and executive produced by Stewart Harcourt (Treasure Island, Poirot) and based on the highly successful novel series by M C Beaton. It is Produced by Mammoth Screen (Endeavour), and Free@Last TV (Martina Cole’s Lady Killers) and developed in association with Raydar Media.
Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death has commenced filming in the Cotswolds and Bristol for transmission on Sky 1 this Christmas 2014.