Agatha Raisin

Agatha Raisin

Series One

DVD - 2016
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Based on the beloved character created by M.C. Beaton. Agatha, public relations specialist, moves from London to the small village of Carsley, hoping for a quieter, simpler life. She soon finds her dreams dashed when she becomes a murder suspect after entering a quiche-making competition.

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morvinnie
Apr 08, 2018

I loved this series, even though it is quite different than the books and with different characters. Lots of laughs. Really love the housekeeper. I read recently where there will be a 2nd series and Ashley Jensen will be back as Agatha and I am looking forward to it. There will be a new Agatha book out later this year.

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franna
Mar 15, 2018

i did not read any of the books before watching the show, so i totally loved it! The first half of the first episode, I admit I wasn't too crazy about Agatha, but by the end of the episode, I was a dedicated fan. i love M.C. Beaton's other book series with Hamish McBeth as well, so thought I'd do the easy thing and just sit back with a DVD for Agatha Raisin. i will likely start reading some of those books as well eventually.

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TangoOscarMike
Mar 04, 2018

Never read the book. My wife has read them though. The video is hilariously funny. The acting is good. I give it two thumbs up.

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SuzClark
Feb 18, 2018

If you loved or even liked the books, you may be disappointed in the film version. The characters have been rearranged, which changes the relationships that worked so well in writing. I've only managed to watch the first 40 minutes of the first disc and I'll try to watch some more, maybe it will grow on me, sort of like a fungus--not all that hopefull.

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winston16
Dec 29, 2017

Great fun! The familiar "fish out of water" trope gets a who dunnit flavor in a modern (if somewhat fairy tale-ish) fashion. Just enjoy!

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MartineVK
Aug 22, 2017

I love the BBC radio series with Penelope Keith and Malcolm Sinclair. This show isn't a patch on that. It's different than the books as well, so we've got many varieties of Aggie now. Unfortunately, this is the least interesting of all the versions. A second series is not in the works. No surprise, I'm afraid.

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Fionaenzo
Aug 11, 2017

Silly fun. Have no great expectations and you will not be disappointed! I found it relaxing.

KMILLER1003 Apr 12, 2017

I was quite disappointed with these episodes as I am a diehard Agatha Raisin fan. I didn't like the character rearrangements and "new" characters (Charles Fraith, the Bloxbys, Doris Simpson) though I could see it might make better "TV" to appeal to a younger audience. I got used to Agatha but she is supposed to be 50 not 40. If you haven't read the books it would be a fun series.

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nora_31
Mar 29, 2017

Funny, enjoyable. Bridget Jones meets Midsomer Murders description is good caption of this series. Looking forward to Season 2.

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sidebruox
Mar 26, 2017

Loved the books but the DVD series can not compare. Did not capture the Agatha essence.

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