Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: Season 1, Episode 1

The Bearded Lady (3 Jan. 1996)

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A spunky sextegeneration and her teenage runaway assistant join forces to form their own detective agency and investigate the death of an elderly pensioner.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Benfield ...
John Graham-Davies ...
D.C.I. Adams (as John Graham Davies)
Norman Mills ...
Mr. Brown
Carol Noakes ...
Damian Myerscough ...
Shirley Vaughan ...
Mary Nabley
Mary's Nephew
Sir Peter
Sarah Thurstan ...
Irene Skillington ...
Jane Danson ...
Gregory Chisholm ...
Dominic (as Greg Chisholm)
Ken Kitson ...
Sergeant Smith


Sextegenarian Heddy Wainthropp lives alone with her husband Robert but is frustrated that she is three years short of a pension for herself. When the owner of a local Pakistani convenience store needs help when his wife becomes pregnant, the spunky Heddy takes the job. When she catches Geoffrey, a young teenage runaway shoplifting, she tries to rehabilitate him by making him her assistant in her fledgling detective agency, a role she feels she was born to play. She suspects a young homeless couple have been cashing the pension checks of an elderly woman whom they say is too ill to do it herself. Armed with her first case, she enlists Geoff's help in discovering the woman is dead from a fractured skull inside her apartment... locked from the outside. When an inquest rules it an accident the detective duo pursue the matter despite interference from a mysterious outside source. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Geoffrey Shawcross: [Hetty is stuck between floors in a hole in the floor] Why don't you just drop?
Hetty Wainthropp: If I drop, you're fired!
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