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 late-blooming gumshoe's uncanny ability to blend in with her surroundings allows her to investigate people from all walks of life, from marauding hooligans to high-society brides. Detective Chief Inspector Adams has come to rely on Hetty for sensitive cases. Hetty is flattered but clearly states her limits: "No sex scandals, no divorce, no drug running, and no industrial espionage." Still, she finds plenty of excitement in these nine new cases solved with the help of her young assistant, Geoffrey (Dominic Monaghan, Lost, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), and devoted husband, Robert (Derek Benfield, Rumpole of the Bailey). 9 mysteries, 3 DVDs, approx. 71/2 hours.
Episode One: All Stitched Up
A teenage pyromaniac is terrorizing a neighborhood, but the police are stymied by frightened victims refusing to testify against him. Posing as the Irish sister-in-law of one of the residents, Hett
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 441 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of Discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
CC: Yes, main program only
"Routledge...[is] magic as Hetty." --USA Today