KATY WIX has recently been appearing on Sky1 series AGATHA RAISIN. The debut season is to be released on DVD in August.
The actress was born in Cardiff (1979), she began to appear on our screens in the noughties. You may have seen her on From Boom to Bust, Horrible Histories, Rush Hour and Torchwood.
Series Anna & Katy followed in 2011, before Fried and The Windsors. Undoubtedly it’s her appearances on Not Going Out as Daisy which stands out. Between 2007 and 2015, she has amassed a total of over 40 episodes (so far).
Agatha Raisin started as a solo on Sky1 in December 2015, before the series was shown throughout June and July 2016. It was described as a ‘contemporary, sharp and witty crime drama’ by channel chief Adam MacDonald. It is based on the books and stories by MC Beaton, with the debut series being 8 standalone episodes.
Katy spoke to Telly Binge about the show. “If you like quirky, humorous whodunits, then you will like Agatha Raisin. Crime stories in particular seem to have always captivated the public. Partly I suppose because they employ all the most emotionally evocative subjects and this is no different.”
Wix who acts as Gemma, described her character ‘as likeable for being an outsider’ before the Christmas show and said she had ‘not many positive female role models’. Gemma is the local cleaner and seems to know a few secrets about everyone in the village!
Why does Agatha like Gemma though? “They both in one sense have a similar arc, in that they’re both trying to find a family and belong. They find that in each other.”
There is yet to be any comment about whether Agatha Raisin could be extended, but Katy seems keen. “It would be wonderful to go and spend months in the Cotswolds again making more. Let us wait and see.”
We then asked why her Twitter account had been suspended. “I would love to know why it has been. I am trying to get it back but not having much joy. Although I suspect it was just a mistake, boringly! The break has been good for my emotional health, I must admit.”
What’s next? “I am trying to write another book but mostly procrastinating. I have got a few scripts in development, making fun little films with friends online. I have the second series of The Windsors coming up too.”
Katy Wix was talking to Telly Binge in July 2016. Season 1 of Agatha Raisin is available to buy from Acorn DVD.