Hetty Wainthropp (Patricia Routledge) is a lovely 60 year old woman. You would think that at her age she would be looking at that pension and enjoying the later years of life. Instead she has gone out and gotten herself a part time job. While working she became suspicious of a couple who were coming in and cashing an elderly ladies pension check. They had no ID and were homeless. While working one day she saw a young man by the name of Geoffrey (Dominic Monaghan) stealing the jar of change for the poor. She catches up with him the next day at the local grocer where he works. The two come to an agreement and they decide to start looking into the couple cashing the checks. From here this is the beginning of the Hetty Wainthropp Investigator Services. Her husband Robert (Derek Benfield) is not at all happy with the decision but he enjoys the little excitement and the money she is making. Hetty is one of the greatest sleuths in the history of the BBC. Her light heartiness and easy going ways are a delight to one and all. The police at first are a little put off as she will take cases that they don't wish to lay their hands on and when she successfully completes each one they are just a little befuddled but happy.
With Geoffrey and Robert at her side Hetty will give many hours of enjoyable entertainment. The complete collection of the series will be coming out Feb. 11, 2014 from ACORN entertainment. The re-release of series one through four will also be coming out soon.
With the complete set you will also receive an interview with Patricia Routledge, and notes and photos. This is a series that you will want to have in your DVD library as you have at your disposal one of the best of the BBC.