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.

Creators:

,
Reviews
Popularity
2,446 ( 719)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1998   1997   1996  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (TV Series 1998)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Paired with her reliable and devoted chauffeur, Mrs Bradley's finely honed skills of investigation seek out the truth behind the mysteries surrounding a death at the opera, crimes of passion at a circus, poisoning and family secrets.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, Diana Rigg, Peter Davison
Rosemary & Thyme (2003–2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Set amongst the stunning gardens of Europe, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two professional gardeners, find themselves drawn into solving mysterious crimes.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris, Ryan Philpott
Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1930's England, a man from an aristocratic family takes up the pseudonym Albert Campion and, with the help of his ex-burglar manservant, solves mysteries.

Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt
Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift, Geoffrey Hughes
Murder in Suburbia (2004–2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

Stars: Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield
The Last Detective (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

Stars: Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Rob Spendlove
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage
Vera (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, David Leon
Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series 2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett
Kingdom (2007–2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Respected country solicitor Peter Kingdom, with the assistance of his apprentice Lyle and secretary Gloria, runs a small legal practice in Market Shipborough for the eccentric people of ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Fry, Karl Davies, Celia Imrie
A Touch of Frost (TV Series 1992)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons
New Tricks (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Hetty Wainthropp (27 episodes, 1996-1998)
...
 Geoffrey Shawcross / ... (27 episodes, 1996-1998)
...
 Robert Wainthropp (23 episodes, 1996-1998)
John Graham-Davies ...
 D.C.I. Adams / ... (17 episodes, 1996-1998)
Suzanne Maddock ...
 Janet Fraser (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 January 1996 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Hetty Wainthropp nyomoz  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Patricia Routledge later revealed that the BBC had abruptly axed the series, despite it performing well in the ratings. She stated that the corporation was being "run by children" and notably has not featured in any BBC production since the show's end in 1998. See more »

Connections

Follows Missing Persons (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

great show
30 June 2002 | by (liverpool) – See all my reviews

this show is hilarious. It is a fun show to watch would bloody recommend it to everyone. Dominic plays geoffrie the cutest character ever. In this show you will get to see such things as dominics first kiss and well the over controversial show scene. Patricia is a great actress especially as hetty. they both have impeccable talent and sophistication.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pie and Chips? Meltme
Did anybody watch this before LOTR? genevieve_autumn
Hetty is coming to VHS + DVD mandieleigh
Why was it cancelled? chrishanson70
Don't you just love the theme music?! fevarley
OMG its charlie off lost! amyatkinson940
Discuss Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page