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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Quirky English comedy/drama crime series
20 December 1998 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Gently amusing, occasionally dramatic, quirky English TV series which features a cast of peerless players who you will soon find warming your heart each week. Recommended as a stress reliever for all sitcom weary viewers and potential travellers to England. 10 out of 10 rating given by this viewer.


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