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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 

TV-PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Series (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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John Bowen, David Cook
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1998   1997   1996  
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Series cast summary:
Patricia Routledge ...  Hetty Wainthropp 27 episodes, 1996-1998
Dominic Monaghan ...  Geoffrey 27 episodes, 1996-1998
Derek Benfield ...  Robert Wainthropp / ... 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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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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Quirky English comedy/drama crime series
20 December 1998 | by SunHill-2See all my reviews

Gently amusing, occasionally dramatic, quirky English TV series which features a cast of peerless players who you will soon find warming your heart each week. Recommended as a stress reliever for all sitcom weary viewers and potential travellers to England. 10 out of 10 rating given by this viewer.


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Official Sites:

PBS

Country:

UK

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English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

3 January 1996 (UK) See more »

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(26 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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