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
Runaways (Episode #116)
KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 8:55 PM
The Mayor of Titterslow wants Hetty to find his daughter, but there must be no publicity and no police. Hetty discovers where Susan planned to go, but she never arrived. Why not, and who is with her?
- KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 2:55 AM
Lost Chords (Episode #115)
KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 8:55 PM
Who will be chosen as the Golden Voice at the 50th anniversary of the Blainthorp Music Festival? Competition is fierce. Suddenly the finalists start losing their voices - and Hetty must find out why.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 2:55 AM
Poison Pen (Episode #114)
KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 8:55 PM
Helga Allowby, a self-described spinster, has been accused of sending noxious poison pen letters to the residents of her village - and she wants Hetty to prove her innocence. Hoping to penetrate the mistrust that pervades the village, Hetty goes undercover as Tara Hall, a visiting painter. When Hetty turns up next on the mailing list, she suspects that Miss Allowby is guilty of bad penmanship.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 2:55 AM
For Love Nor Money (Episode #113)
KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 8:55 PM
Robert's brother Frank appears at the Wainthropps' house bearing a large suitcase and the sad story of Marianne Clark. Marianne is the daughter of his old flame, Violet and she has gone missing from her new job in a Victorian heritage museum. Early investigations indicate that Marianne was last seen running out of the museum in her school mistress costume, following a row with the museum manager.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 2:55 AM