The episode is based on the Agatha Raisin book of the same name.
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.
Agatha turns to a special hair tonic supplied by a local witch after a dying-disaster makes her hair fall out. When the sorcerer is later found bludgeoned to death, Agatha becomes embroiled in the case. As she begins to investigate, she finds herself falling for police chief Jimmy Jessop. However, Agatha's love life is about to get incredibly complicated...
- The events of this episode take place during September 2016, according to the date given in an issue of The Cotswold Gazette.
- An advertisement for the October barn dance at Carsely Village Hall can also be seen. The barn dance occurs during the next episode, The Murderous Marriage.
- Eastnor Castle was used as the filming location for the Wyckhadden Hotel.