'Agatha Raisin' Christmas Special Arrives on Acorn TV This Holiday Season

Ashley Jensen and Matthew Horne in "Agatha Raisin: Kissing Christmas Goodbye" (Photo: Acorn TV)

Ashley Jenson "Kissing Xmas Goodbye" Christmas Special - Agatha Raisin _ Season4, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Mark Bourdillon/AcornTV

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Popular mystery series Agatha Raisin is set to make our holidays merry and bright with a brand new Christmas special, titled Agatha Raisin: Kissing Christmas Goodbye.

Based on MC Beaton’s best-selling novels, the series follows a London PR whizz turned amateur sleuth, who becomes entangled in mischief, mayhem, and murder when tries to take early retirement in a small village in the Cotswolds. Drawn into various mysteries, Agatha attempts to solve the crimes… often in rather unorthodox and amusing ways. This holiday-themed installment will be based on the book of the same name and will bow on December 20, ahead of the series' return for Season 4 next year

As "Kissing Christmas Goodbye" begins, business is booming for the Agatha Raisin Detective Agency, so much so that its proprietress is in need of a well-earned break. And with the holidays just around the corner, it looks like she may finally get the opportunity to relax for a change. However, when she receives a letter from an old lady begging for protection from very own ghosts of Christmas past, Agatha can't help but spring into action. But when the woman is found dead, Agatha suddenly has a murder investigation on her hands and everyone in the village is a suspect, including the elderly lady's children. Festive!  

Emmy-nominated actress Ashley Jensen (After Life) once again returns as Agatha, along with other familiar faces such as 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 as Mrs. Boggle.

Agatha Raisin: Kissing Christmas Goodbye premieres on Acorn TV on Monday, December 20. Agatha Raisin Season 4 is slated to air later this spring, but no firm date has been set as yet. 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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