Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
Armed with little more than her pocketbook and her prodigious common sense, Hetty Wainthropp (Patricia Routledge) is the Lancashire housewife-turned-detective who has proved that she can easily match wits with the best of them - even if she has to take the bus to get to the scene of the crime.
In these tales, Hetty goes undercover, demonstrating her continued fearlessness in the face of criminal offences. Still by Hetty's sdie are her recently retired husband Robert (Derek Benfield) and Geoffrey Shawcross (Dominic Monaghan), the teenager rescued by Hetty from a dodgy career of shoplifting and who now lives with the Wainthropps and acts as Hetty's investigating sidekick. Based on characters from the 1986 novel Missing Persons by David Cook (who co-wrote the series with John Griffith Bowen). The incidents in Cook's book were inspired by his own mother's real-life experiences.
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Previous Broadcasts
How Time Flies (Episode #107)
KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 8:56 PM
Frank decides that it's time to leave Upper Darwen. As a parting gift, he invites Hetty for a day out on a local steam railway. Hetty is delighted, and Geoff and Janet join them for the ride. An urgent telephone call from Montagu 'Monty' Francis, claiming he is in extreme danger, abruptly changes their plans.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 2:56 AM
Pursuit By Proxy (Episode #106)
KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 8:55 PM
Hetty's neighbour, Dora James, has tried to buy some kitchen furniture. But after parting with her money, she discovers that the firm, Pine Paradise, has gone into liquidation. Dora asks Hetty to represent her at the creditor's meeting. When the creditors decide to track down Ray Lever, a missing partner of Pine Paradise, Hetty offers her services.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 2:55 AM
Childsplay (Episode #105)
KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 8:54 PM
When Robert goes to stay with his brother Frank in Weston-Super-Mare, Hetty visits Frank's daughter Peggy in Bodley Bay. Peggy's son, Tom, has been suspended from school after an ecstasy tablet was planted in his blazer pocket. Hetty goes undercover as a dinner lady at Tom's school to find out the truth.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 2:54 AM
Fisticuffs (Episode #104)
KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 8:54 PM
Ivan Pejic, a school teacher, is doing his morning run when he witnesses a car accident. Estate agent, Magda Devlin drives into a red Alfa Romeo while she's talking on her mobile phone. An elegant and wealthy woman jumps out of the car and punches Magda viciously in the face and then drives off.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 2:54 AM