Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: Season 1, Episode 6

Safe as Houses (7 Feb. 1996)

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The foster mother of a runaway teenage mother and her infant son hires Hetty to locate the girl and find out if she's the serial arsonist who's been plaguing the area.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Benfield ...
John Graham-Davies ...
D.C.I. Adams (as John Graham Davies)
Jane Lowe ...
Alice Baynes
Emma Cunniffe ...
Alan Partington ...
Amanda Walker ...
Mrs. Apthwaite
Charlie Dickinson ...
Tom Higgins ...
Cookery Instructor
Paul Gibbon ...
Bobby Knutt ...
Patricia Ford ...
Elizabeth Morgan ...
Mrs. Parry-Jones
Rita May ...
Supermarket Shopper


A troubled teenage mother abandons her baby at a railway station, and Hetty is hired to find her. Chrissie's foster mother, who turns out to be Hetty's music-hall partner when they were young, explains that Chrissie might be setting fires (which is her real reason for seeking help). To make ends meet, Robert gets a job at a market and Geoffrey lets a photographer use him to enter a contest. Two pictures: one taken at a fire of a man in drag, and one of a grave, prompt Geoffrey to disguise himself - blonde wig, heels and all - to confront the arsonist. A hefty reward was offered for sussing the culprit and Hetty succeeds. After she receives the check, the old soft-shoe routine resurfaces. Written by jeaneva

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