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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Series 1

"...a genuinely good series, cleverly thought out and put together. The actual thriller aspect of the show pulls you in but it is Routledge who commands the screen. Hetty is a strong, interesting character who is ordinary enough to be inspiring, and having a teen sidekick puts her on the powerful position of mentor. Hetty and Geoffrey make a delightfully eccentric team."
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At the age of 60, Hetty Wainthropp discovers she has a nose for business... Other people's business!

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Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1996
Runtime: 320 mins
Genre: Drama

On her 60th birthday housewife Hetty Wainthropp (Patricia Routledge) decides it's time to do something with her life. A forceful character & naturally inquisitive, she has a certain flair for investigative work, so recruits an unlikely partner in Geoffrey Shawcross (Dominic Monaghan), a runaway teenager whom she has rescued from a life of shop-lifting. With an old head on young shoulders, the Wainthropp Detective Agency is open for business!

Hettys normal appearance, strong sense of justice, kindly disposition and skill at blending into her surroundings bring her into contact with people from all sections of the community. So far Hetty has led a rather sheltered life, but her initial navety... More »

Special Features
  • Interview with Patricia Routledge
  • Production Notes

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