Olivia Witherspoon was a character in the third season of the Agatha Raisin television adaptation, originating in the novel Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House.

She was the formidable and fearsome owner of Ivy Hall in Hebberdon and was particularly unpopular within the local community.

She was portrayed by Richenda Carey.


Television series

The Crossed Swords society were originally to host their battle re-enactment on Olivia's land but after Olivia fell out with the society she refused to let them use her property. Shortly after, Olivia was left terrified by hauntings at her home. When the police refused to look into it, she was forced to accept help from Agatha Raisin. Olivia took an instant dislike to Agatha, accusing her of having low morals. (The Haunted House)

Book series


Television series

Olivia is known as an insufferably rude, selfish liar and serial troublemaker. A reputation she relishes. She is a woman who takes great pleasure in inflicting misery on others, including her own children.

Book series

Physical Appearance

Television series

Olivia intimidates everyone she meets with her aristocratic booming voice and larger than life physical presence.

Book series


Television appearances
Season 3 (1/4)

Book appearances


[To Agatha] You’re that ghastly amateur sleuth, with the disgustingly low necklines and even lower morals! (TV: The Haunted House)



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