In this unsold pilot for what would ultimately become "Hetty Waintropp Investigates" six years later, Hetty is approached by Frank Cross, husband of her oldest and dearest friend Edith, to locate his son Bernard from his first marriage, an only child whom he hasn't seen in fifty years. However, by the time Hetty finds him, Frank has changed his mind and no longer wants to meet his son. Ironically, Bernard's sixteen year-old son Geoffrey has run away from home and Hetty finds herself on another missing persons case. Written by
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This was the pilot episode for the TV series "Hetty Wainthropp Investigates" with Patricia Routledge. The main differences from the series is that her husband and assistant are played by different actors and that she has blonde/white hair. See more
Frank always starts talkin' about his son when one of us is sick. Well, you're bound - you're bound to think of posterity at our age. Doesn't mean you're gonna shake it by the hand.
After the Ball
Composed by Charles Harris
(as Charles K. Harris) (1891)
Played on record by Hetty at Edith's birthday party See more