Ashley Jensen to star in Mammoth Screen detective drama

Company News August 22, 2014

Ashley Jensen is to star in a new family drama on Sky based on M C Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series of books.

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death is a 120 minute drama that will be shown at Christmas on Sky1, with Jensen playing PR turned detective Raisin.

Jensen said: “It’s not often a part like this comes along for a woman. Agatha Raisin is a strong forthright, independent, driven, successful woman, who is both funny and flawed, a real woman of our time.”

Adam MacDonald, director of Sky1, described the drama as “a contemporary, sharp and witty crime drama offering for the upcoming festive season”.

The Executive Producers are Cameron Roach and Helen Gregory for Sky, Michele Buck and Karen Thrussell for Mammoth Screen and Barry Ryan and Kathleen Hutchinson for Free@Last. The producer is Matthew Mulot and the director is Geoffrey Sax. Written and executive produced by Stewart Harcourt.

Filming begins September in Bristol and the Cotswolds.