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Based on MC Beaton’s best-selling mystery novels, Acorn TV Original Series Agatha Raisin makes its DVD debut on October 25, 2016 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand. In this funny and intriguing new mystery series, a London PR whizz, Agatha Raisin (Emmy®-nominated actress Ashley Jensen, Catastrophe, Extras, Ugly Betty), turns amateur sleuth as she becomes entangled in mischief, mayhem, and murder when she opts for early retirement in a small village in the Cotswolds. This DVD 3-Disc features 8 episodes plus the pilot movie and bonus behind-the-scenes featurettes. Agatha Raisin made its U.S. premiere in August 2016 on Acorn TV, the premier streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond and the U.S. co-production partner for the pilot and series.
In the feature-length pilot movie, the Quiche of Death, high-flying London PR executive Agatha Raisin fulfills a lifelong dream of retiring to a small village. Desperate to fit in, she enters the local quiche-baking competition, only to find herself a suspect when her entry kills the judge. To save her reputation, Agatha sets out to solve the murder, with the help of her former assistant, Roy (Mathew Horne, Gavin and Stacey); eager Detective Constable Bill Wong (Matt McCooey); and her cleaner, Gemma (Katy Wix, Torchwood). Along the way, Agatha discovers that she has a talent for crime solving, even if it means her new life in the country is not the quiet idyll she had imagined. The movie co-stars Jamie Glover (Waterloo Road), Hermione Norris (Cold Feet), and Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey).
In the eight-episode first season, Agatha finds her hopes of a quiet life are dashed when more murders start occurring in her village. Drawn into their mysteries, Agatha attempts to solve the crimes…often in rather unorthodox ways.