Season 1 of Agatha Raisin was officially ordered to series on July 9, 2015 following the success of the special feature episode Agatha Raisin & the Quiche of Death.[1]

The season premiered on June 7, 2016 on Sky One.


During eight stand-alone mysteries, the sharply dressed and doggedly determined Agatha gets under the skin of both the locals and the police as she sets out to solve a string of deaths. Together with James, she goes undercover to expose the killer of a rambler and investigates the death of a green-fingered local found dead shortly before the village's best-kept garden competition. She also digs deep into the death of a local sorcerer and the demise of a flirtatious young vet. Agatha and Gemma pose as TV presenters as they search for a killer who took the life of a bride shortly after her big day. Plus, the tables turn and Agatha finds herself prime suspect for murder when a ghost from her secret past shows up in Carsely.

Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) will resume her role as the notorious Agatha, along with Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey) who plays best friend Roy and Katy Wix (Not Going Out) who plays Ashley's cleaning lady Gemma. The eight stories confirmed are Walkers of Dembley, Hell's Bells, Wellspring of Death, Potted Gardener, Vicious Vet, Day the Floods Came, Witch of Wyckhadden and Murderous Marriage.

Other returning cast include: Matt McCooey and Jason Barnett as unlikely crime fighting duo PC Wong and DI Wilkes and Jamie Glover (Luther) as Agatha's on-off love interest James.


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Image Title Original Airdate
S01E01 Walkers of Dembley Still 27 1. The Walkers of Dembley June 7, 2016

When militant rambler Jessica Tartinck is found bashed to death in a field, former PR whiz Agatha Raisin is forced to go undercover to get to the bottom of the grisly crime.

Hell's Bells 2. Hell's Bells June 14, 2016

A rich newcomer to the village, Amanda Ballard, has found little favour among the Carsely locals. And when her body is found hanging from the bell ropes of the church in an apparent suicide, Agatha suspects foul play.

S01E03 Wellspring of Death Still 06 3. The Wellspring of Death June 21, 2016

A village-wide squabble over the selling of water rights results in the death of the Parish Council Chairman. Agatha tries to put the matter out of her mind. But as the body count rises, she finds herself drawn into the fray.

S01E04 Potted Gardener Still 06 4. The Potted Gardener June 28, 2016

Mary Fortune, a seemingly perfect paragon of village life, is found murdered in her own back garden. As shockwaves reverberate through Carsely, a series of bizarre garden sabotages may hold the key to the mystery.

S01E05 Vicious Vet Still 16 5. The Vicious Vet July 5, 2016

Veterinarian and lothario Paul Bladen has the ladies of Carsely all aflutter with excitement. But when a routine operation results in his death, Agatha once again must uncover the truth behind his untimely demise.

S01E06 Day the Floods Came Still 01 6. The Day the Floods Came July 12, 2016

Young bride Kylie Stokes is found dead, her body apparently drowned in a flash flood in the area. But as horrid details surrounding her death come to light, Agatha resolves to crack the case herself.

S01E07 Witch of Wyckhadden Still 09 7. The Witch of Wyckhadden July 19, 2016

Ditching Carsely for the vast Wyckhadden Hotel to escape personal embarrassment, Agatha finds herself in the centre of another scandal when local 'witch' Francie Juddle is discovered bludgeoned to death.

S01E08 Murderous Marriage Still 05 8. The Murderous Marriage July 26, 2016

When Agatha's ex-husband Jimmy Raisin returns to Carsely unannounced, it tests her relationship with James Lacey to breaking point. But Agatha faces the crisis of a lifetime when she is framed for murder.






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