Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Series 4

Episode Descriptions

A Minor Operation
Originally aired October 26, 2000, at 9pm

During a quiet hospital stay for surgery, Hetty (Patricia Routledge) uncovers a robbery ring run by nurses and helps clear D.C.I. Adams (John Graham Davies) in a sexual assault frame-up. Meanwhile, Hetty's brother-in-law, Frank (Frank Mills), gets mixed up with a lusty widow.

Helping Hansi
Originally aired November 2, 2000, at 9pm

Hansi (Richard Basco), a German pensioner, hires Hetty (Patricia Routledge) to find his lost sister and nephew -- family he's been searching for since the Second World War. The plot thickens when Hetty learns he is the victim of Nazi-baiting at his retirement home. Who is trying to drive Hansi out and why? Hetty wraps up the case with a denouement worthy of Hercule Poirot.

How Time Flies
Originally aired November 9, 2000, at 9pm

A clock aficionado suspects he's been handed stolen goods when two thugs bring him a valuable antique timepiece for repair. Meanwhile, Frank (Frank Mills) and Janet (Suzanne Maddock) break Hetty's (Patricia Routledge) number-one rule by getting mixed up in a marital dispute. Oddly enough, the two cases turn out to be linked.

Something to Treasure
Originally aired November 16, 2000, at 9pm

Missing gems and precious metals drive a mining community to madness as Hetty (Patricia Routledge) searches for buried treasure stashed by a miner killed in a cave-in. Hot on the trail of the lost loot, Geoffrey (Dominic Monaghan), too, is caught in an underground accident.

Family Values
Originally aired November 23, 2000, at 9pm

Robert (Derek Benfield) goes undercover to help Hetty (Patricia Routledge) solve a case of stolen property involving a suspicious drowning. Posing as a wheelchair-bound millionaire, with Geoffrey (Dominic Monaghan) along for the ride as his chauffeur, he finds himself at the scene of the "accident" in the company of a questionable character.

Digging for Dirt
Originally aired November 30, 2000, at 9pm

A reclusive senior is holding up a real estate deal by refusing to leave her condemned apartment building. Hetty (Patricia Routledge) is offered a fabulous bribe when she discovers something suspicious about the structure.

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