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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is a genteel British crime-comedy drama which aired from 1996 to1998on BBC One. The series starred Patricia Routledge as the title character (Hetty Wainthropp),Derek Benfield as her patient husband Robert,Dominic Monaghan as their boarder (and her assistant) Geoffrey Shawcrossand John Graham Davies as DCI Adams. Later episodes include Suzanne Maddockas Janet Frazer, a feisty young auto mechanic who sells a car to Geoffrey; their relationship develops by the end of the series. Many of the episodes have been featured on the American PBS series Mystery!.

The series is 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. Before Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, there had been a feature-length pilot episode, entitled Missing Persons, originally broadcast in 1990 on ITV and featuring Tony Melody as Robert Wainthropp. However, ITV opted not to pursue a series.

Hetty Wainthropp is a retired working-class woman in Lancashire , North West England, who has a knack for jumping to conclusions and solving crimes of varying bafflement which often are too minor to concern the police. Although on occasion her husband offers assistance, he more often than not tends to the home while Hetty gads about the countryside with young Geoffrey in search of resolution and justice. In many episodes Hetty seeks the help and advice of DCI Adams of the local constabulary.

This wholesome series was very popular with viewers, but despite this no further episodes have been commissioned. In a 2008 interview, Routledge said that the cast and crew had been told by the BBC at the end of the fourth series that a fifth series would be commissioned, though it never was.


You will receive 13 DVDs in total, with 2-3 episodes per disk


Series 1-4 on 12 DVDs  + Bonus Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Movie DVD!!!

  Video quality is a  9-9.5 out of 10
The DVDs are commercial free and come with menus and scene selection!
This season aired a total of 27 episodes.
The episodes are as followed. 
     Series 1
  1. "The Bearded Lady" (3 January 1996)
  2. "Eye Witness" (10 January 1996)
  3. "Fingers" (17 January 1996)
  4. "Widdershins" (24 January 1996)
  5. "A High Profile" (31 January 1996)
  6. "Safe as Houses" (7 February 1996)
Series 2
  1. "Poison Pen" (30 November 1996)
  2. "Lost Chords" (5 December 1996)
  3. "Runaways" (13 December 1996)
  4. "The Astral Plane" (20 December 1996)
  5. "A Rose by Any Other Name" (3 January 1997)
  6. "Woman of the Year" (10 January 1997)
Series 3
  1. "All Stitched Up" (28 November 1997)
  2. "Daughter of the Regiment" (5 December 1997)
  3. "Serving the Community" (12 December 1997)
  4. "Fisticuffs" (19 December 1997)
  5. "Childsplay" (2 January 1998)
  6. "Pursuit by Proxy" (9 January 1998)
  7. "A Minor Operation" (16 January 1998)
  8. "Helping Hansi" (23 January 1998)
  9. "How Time Flies" (30 January 1998)
Series 4
  1. "Something to Treasure" (24 July 1998)
  2. "Family Values" (31 July 1998)
  3. "Digging for Dirt" (7 August 1998)
  4. "Mind over Muscle" (14 August 1998)
  5. "Blood Relations" (21 August 1998)
  6. "For Love nor Money" (4 September 1998)
This dvd set will be mailed to you in paper dvd sleeves, however if requested i can put them in DVD cases at an extra cost of $10

(costs include cost of cases, and shipping for the added weight of the cases)

**please note that international shipping is more, the price listed above is for domestic shipping within the U.S.

The price for domestic Priority mail shipping is $5.00

The price for international Priority mail shipping is $13.00

I only ship via Priority mail which means that you get your items faster and you will receive a tracking number so that you may track your packages online!!

For U.S. customers: Priority shipping takes 2-3 business days!!

For International customers: Priority shipping takes 6-10 business days!!

I do combine shipping for multiple orders, so if you would like to purchase multiple DVD sets you will ALWAYS get a discounted shipping rate!!!

***A second DVD set purchase will ship for FREE!!!***

 U.S. customers: $35 (set 1) + $35 (set 2) + $5(shipping)= $75 TOTAL

International customers: $35 (set 1)+$35 (set 2)+ $13 (shipping)= $83 TOTAL


Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to own the series for yourself!--and maybe even surprise your friends with this great find!