Agatha Raisin’s Ashley Jensen heads north to join the cast of ‘Shetland’

Scottish-born Ashley Jensen (May to December, Eastenders, Ugly Betty, After Life, Extras) who stars as the middle-aged public relations agent who sold her Mayfair public relations firm and fled London for the supposedly peaceful cobblestone streets of the Cotswolds and early retirement in Agatha Raisin, is headed north to Scotland to take over for DI Jimmy Perez […]

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Post-‘Sanditon’, Andrew Davies sets sights on ‘A Suitable Boy’

If you’re Andrew Davies and your career portfolio includes the likes of Sanditon, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice, War & Peace, Vanity Fair, Bleak House, Middlemarch, A Very Peculiar Practice and, let’s not forget, the brilliant House of Cards, you could easily hang it up and retire to the Cotswolds or you could ramp it up a notch and create […]

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There’s more murder in the Cotswolds as new series of ‘Agatha Raisin’ returns

Judging from the storylines of Agatha Raisin, Father Brown and Death in Paradise, seemingly quiet places one should never go if you love living would be the fictional villages of Carsley and Kembleford in the Cotswolds or the picturesque fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. Based on the best-selling novels of M.C. Beaton, Agatha Raisin stars Ashley Jensen who packed up her London […]

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BBC answers our prayers, commissions ‘Father Brown’ for a 7th series

A staple of the BBC daytime schedule since 2013, Father Brown, featuring the crime-solving, mild-mannered Roman Catholic priest of the same name, will return for a seventh series of saving souls and solving crimes in the ‘sleepy’ but very murder-happy fictional town of Kembleford in the Cotswolds. Sorcha Cusack (Mrs McCarthy), Jack Team (Inspector Mallory) and […]

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Get to know Agatha Raisin author, M.C. Beaton!

With the Agatha Raisin series airing Saturdays at 7p on KERA in North Texas and on a number of other public television stations across the U.S. later this month, fans of Doc Martin, Father Brown and Death in Paradise are definitely going to love this series! A cross between Doc Martin and Prime Suspect, the quirky crime drama stars Ashley Jensen (Ugly […]

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M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin makes Cotswolds streets safe beginning Saturday on KERA

Based on the highly successful, best-selling novel series by M. C. Beaton, the British comedy-drama Agatha Raisin is set to cross the Atlantic this month on public television. Originally broadcast as a one-off pilot, Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, the program was commissioned for a new 8-part series that will premiere on American public television […]

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Q & A with Will Trotter, ‘The Coroner’ EP

In America, ‘daytime dramas’ have always been called ‘soaps’ and largely said with a bit of a snicker when talking about them to others. More often than not, ‘soaps’ are considered guilty pleasures in the States where viewers find it difficult to admit that they know that Tracy Quartermaine’s life was saved by Dr. Marcus […]

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