The Potted Gardener is the fourth episode of the first season of Agatha Raisin. The episode was written by Chris Murray and directed by Paul Harrison. It aired June 28, 2016 on Sky One.

The episode is based on the Agatha Raisin book of the same name.


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.


Agatha springs into action when James's girlfriend Mary Fortune is found dead, planted upside down in her own flower pot.

With James left heartbroken, Agatha investigates alone, finding no shortage of suspects in the tiny village of Carsely. At first, she believes the death of green-fingered Mary could be linked to the upcoming and hotly contested local gardening competition.

But as she digs deeper, she discovers that not only had Mary made a habit of rubbing the locals up the wrong way, but she was also hiding a tragic past, as well as a socialite daughter with a strong motive for murder.


Regular cast

Guest cast

  • Richard Durden as Mr. Boggle
  • Marcia Warren as Mrs. Boggle
  • Peter Basham as Mick
  • Stephen Boxer as Bernie Spott
  • Sasha Frost as Berenice Chilton
  • Abubakar Salim as Jonah McGillivray
  • Antonia Clarke as Beth Fortune




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