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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 

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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John Bowen, David Cook
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Patricia Routledge ...  Hetty Wainthropp 27 episodes, 1996-1998
Dominic Monaghan ...  Geoffrey 27 episodes, 1996-1998
Derek Benfield ...  Robert / ... 23 episodes, 1996-1998
John Graham-Davies John Graham-Davies ...  D.C.I. Adams / ... 17 episodes, 1996-1998
Suzanne Maddock Suzanne Maddock ...  Janet / ... 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

3 January 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hetty Wainthropp nyomoz See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Follows Missing Persons (1990) See more »

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Great bit of "Brit TV"
16 November 2003 | by devstkSee all my reviews

This show is a great hours worth of British television. The main character, Hetty,who is played by Pat Routledge is best known for her ever social climbing status character Hyacinth BUCKET, pronounced Bouquet. The rest of the ensemble make you feel like they could be your next door neighbors. Geoffery, Janet and Hetty's husband Robert have that "real" feel about them. The show revolves around an older lady who does detective work, with the help, at times, from the local police inspector, D.C.I. Adams. The show has a nice flow to it, and the story lines are played out at a nice pace. A show worth watching whenever you can find it on PBS. Let's hope soon that we can find it on Video or DVD in the near future.


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