Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)

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Hetty wakes on her 60th birthday and decides to become a private investigator. With assistance from a teenager called Geoffrey and her husband Robert, combined with her own common sense, Hetty is confident she can solve any case.

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 Hetty Wainthropp (27 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Geoffrey Shawcross / ... (27 episodes, 1996-1998)
Derek Benfield ...
 Robert Wainthropp (23 episodes, 1996-1998)
John Graham-Davies ...
 D.C.I. Adams (17 episodes, 1996-1998)
Suzanne Maddock ...
 Janet Frazer / ... (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
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In order to make ends meet, and to stop a local teenage runaway from becoming a juvenile delinquent, Hetty Wainthropp, a sprightly and intelligent 60-year-old pensioner looking for a new challenge, decides to become a private investigator much to the chagrin of her unemployed husband. Once she makes up her mind, she becomes an unstoppable force, and, led by Hetty, the three set forth to investigate crimes of less interest to the local police force in and around their little village in the beautiful Lancashire countryside. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Absolutely the best I've seen!
31 August 2004 | by (Overland Park, KS) – See all my reviews

I first saw this program when it appeared on the PBS "Mystery" series. I keep asking for more. Patricia Routledge surely shows that she's quite adept at performing in a mystery program as well as in comedies. I wonder if she (Hetty Wainthropp) ever investigated a

murder in any of these programs. I'm sure she'd do quite well. I know Patricia Routledge did an audio recording of some of these programs, but don't know where I can purchase them in the USA. If anyone can tell me, please contact kclarke5@juno.com. Let's hope PBS gets on the stick and rebroadcasts some of these programs, especially in Kansas City Public Television!


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