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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I love this series
31 July 2012 | by (Berkeley) – See all my reviews

What really makes this series is Hetty's demeanor. It's hard to explain but she is comforting and fierce at the same time. I love the humdrum British world it takes us to, a different culture and setting than the one I live in, but I appreciate that it gives me a taste of simpler times.

My favorite episodes: Helping Hansi (a German gardener is being harassed by residents of a building complex and pinned as a Nazi. His acting of his isolation was really good.) Woman of the Year (Hetty solves a crime at a home for battered women. It's well done) , Runaways (Again a hard topic is addressed: Hetty finds out where a two mentally disabled young adults who are in love ran off to), Fisticuffs .


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