Acclaimed actress Patricia Routledge (Keeping Up Appearances) brings her genius for wry comedy and warmhearted drama to the starring role in this popular series. Like an earthier Miss Marple, Hetty applies her seasoned intuition and fierce moral compass to the job of righting wrongs in England's towns and villages.
The reputation of the Wainthropp Detective Agency has spread, and Hetty takes on clients beyond the cozy confines of Lancashire in these final six episodes. With her characteristic shrewdness and compassion, she sleuths out truth in a Cumbrian iron mine, a stately country mansion, and a historic coastal fishing village. As always, Hetty gets plenty of help from her sidekick, Geoffrey (Dominic Monaghan, Lost, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), and husband, Robert (Derek Benfield, Rumpole of the Bailey), even though Geoffrey has fallen in love and Robert has discovered a passion of his own. 6 mysteries, 3 DVDs, approx. 5 hours.
Episode One: Something to Treasure
A miner's widow in Cumbria enlists the agency to find a missing book penned by her late husband. But is she really after a book or a map to hidden treasure?
Episode Two: Family Values
To investigate a suspicious drowning, Robert poses as a wheelchair-bound millionaire and Geoffrey as his chauffer. With Hetty working behind the scenes, they uncover a hidden identity and dark motives for murder.
Episode Three: Digging for Dirt
A reclusive senior barricades herself inside her condemned building to block a real estate deal. While investigating the woman's claims of fraud, Hetty discovers something suspicious about the building itself.
Episode Four: Mind over Muscle
The husband of Hetty's hairdresser refuses to press charges after suffering an unprovoked beating. Hetty agrees to find out why and starts by enrolling Geoffrey in the gym where the attacker works. Meanwhile, Robert gets a mission of his own.
Episode Five: Blood Relations
While visiting a long-lost cousin in a remote village, Hetty takes on the case of an elderly woman who hears strange sounds in the night. The villagers believe demonic spirits are at work, but Hetty and Geoffrey discover an earthly explanation.
Episode Six: For Love nor Money
Frank asks Hetty to find an old girlfriend's daughter, who has disappeared from her new job at a Victorian living-history museum. To clear up all the mysteries, the detectives themselves must don period garb to investigate.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 294 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of Discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
CC: Yes, main program only
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
"A treat" --USA Today