Agatha Raisin is a comedy-drama based on the eponymous character in Marion Chesney’s series of humorous detective novels, under the pseudonym MC Beaton. She follows a public relations officer turned amateur detective who solves mysterious murders in his hometown.
This light-duty thriller was well received by the public, especially fans of Chesney’s literary works. The series managed to spawn a total of three seasons, thanks to its stable audiences and favorable reviews from the audience. The third season ended in February 2020 in the United Kingdom. Now fans are wondering: when Agatha Raisin season 4 will come out and what she will be talking about. Let’s find out!
Agatha Raisin Season 4 Release Date
Season 3 of Agatha Raisin premiered on October 28, 2019 on Acorn TV. The remaining three episodes were released in February 2020, and the finale aired on February 24, 2020.
Since the move from Sky1 to Acorn TV, each episode has been broadcast as a TV movie, each lasting 90 minutes, in order to give the creators more room for character and story development. As for Agatha Raisin Season 4, here’s what we know. The series enjoyed good popularity among viewers, who praised this mysterious thriller for the convincing performances of its main actors and for its use of source material. And with more than a dozen novels remaining to be adapted for the screen, we don’t think the material is out of print anytime soon.
Therefore, after long months of rumors of all kinds, the TV series (The Fall Season 4, The Cry Season 2) was renewed for a fourth season by Acorn TV in February 2021. Commenting on the new season, star Ashley Jensen said:
I am delighted to be back as Agatha Raisin. A role I love to play and a show that is close to my heart. I can’t wait to see what awaits Agatha and her merry band of marginals in series 4.
Unfortunately, it’s still too early to have an official release date, but Acorn TV has estimated late 2021 or early 2022. Filming for the Agatha Raisin Season 4 has begun, and with vaccinations accelerating and infections decreasing, it seems likely that they will be able to finish without any disruption.
Intrigues of Agatha Raisin Season 4
Like Season 3, Agatha Raisin Season 4 will adapt four of Mr.C. Beaton’s novels into four 90-minute episodes (or 8 45-minute episodes):
- Kissing Christmas Goodbye – With business booming for Agatha Raisin’s detective agency, she needs a well-deserved break. With Christmas just approaching, it’s the perfect opportunity to relax. However, when she receives a letter from an old lady asking her to protect her, Agatha can’t help but take action.
- Love, Lies and Liquor – James has finally returned to Carsley and has promised to take Agatha on vacation where she can help him write her next novel. Agatha’s Dreams of the French Riviera quickly vanish when she finds herself in Snoth-on-Sea, a seaside resort whose glory days are far behind her. When a hotel guest is found murdered, it is up to Agatha to prove who the killer is.
- A Spoonful of Poison – The competition to be crowned the winner of the Carsley Jam-Off has always been fierce, but when the jam of the prize is poisoned, resulting in the death of a judge, things may go a little too far. Determined to bring the killer to justice, Agatha decides to restore the reputation of the contest.
- There Goes The Bride – Agatha reluctantly promises to support James by attending his wedding. However, when a body is found on the morning of the big day, it is up to Agatha and the gang to come to the rescue.
Cast of Agatha Raisin Season 4
In addition to Ashley Jensen as Agatha, we will see the return of Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) as Roy Silver, Jamie Glover (Waterloo Road) as James Lacey, Jason Merrells (Safe House) as Sir Charles Fraith, Lucy Liemann (Rev) as Sarah Bloxby, Matt McCooey as Bill Wong, Jason Barnett (Bridgerton) as Inspector Wilkes, and Marcia Warren (Don’t Forget the Driver) as Mrs. Boggle.
When Season 3 came out, there was a lot of comment about Katy Wix’s sudden departure and the addition of Jodie Tyack as junior detective Toni Gilmour. Katy Wix is an incredibly talented actress and her role was so perfect that it was hard to see anyone else trying to fill the space she had left.
So far, there has been no mention of the participation of either actress in series 4. Katy Wix has been in high demand in recent years, accepting recurring roles in The Windsors, Ghosts, and Stath Lets Flats. It wouldn’t be surprising if she’s just too busy to appear in another series – but we can still hope.
We will have to be very patient before seeing new episodes arrive with season 4 of Agatha Raisin. In the meantime, you can always take advantage of the holidays to immerse yourself in the novels of MC Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series starting with the first book entitled The Fatal Quiche.