Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death DVD

You might have missed Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death the first time around. After all, the show aired on Sky One this past Boxing Day, which was already chock full of great telly and that’s if you were watching TV at all and not out and about visiting relatives.

It’s far less likely that you were serving up a quiche, and even less likely still that your quiche might have been responsible for somebody’s death. But that’s exactly what happened to poor Agatha (played by the brilliant Ashley Jensen).

The show is a gentle pastiche of Great British crime shows, with a lot of Midsomer Murders thrown in for good measure. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have pedigree of its own. It was adapted from the novel of the same name by MC Beaton and there are plenty more novels where that came from too.

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death DVD

They follow the high flying former PR guru Raisin, who ditches her career and her glamorous London life in order to start again in the sleepy village of Carsley in the Cotswolds. Of course, Carsley turns out to be anything but sleepy and Raisin’s retirement turns out to more thrilling and deadly than her career ever was.

In Quiche of Death we follow Raisin as she attempts to make friends by winning the local quiche competition, going as far as her old patch in London to purchase the best professional quiche she can get. Unfortunately, that quiche turns out to be poisoned and when the judge shows up dead, Agatha isn’t only outed as a cheat, she’s accused of being a murderer too.

In order to clear her name, the former exec turns amateur super-sleuth and with the help of her friends she sets out to solve the mystery of the judge’s death and clear her name in the process.

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death is every bit as silly as it sounds but it’s better for it too and it’s definitely worth a watch or two if you didn’t catch it over the holiday.

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Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death DVD