Hetty Wainthropp Investigates - Season 2

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  • Woman of the Year
    Woman of the Year
    Episode 6
    1/10/97
    8.1
    Hetty goes undercover to a women's shelter in a confidential location–and where no man may enter. Detective Chief Inspector Adams suspects that the shelter's security has been severely compromised by an inside informer. Hetty's quest to find the leak opens her eyes to the terrifying realities of spousal abuse, and results in a gripping conclusion as she leads the women in defending their sanctuary against a violent motorcycle gang.moreless
  • A Rose by Any Other Name
    1/3/97
    8.3
    The children of well-to-do widow Gillian Snape are worried that her photographer-fiancé Lester Rose is marrying her for her money, and hire Hetty to investigate Rose's past. With Geoffrey's help, Hetty learns that Rose is a gambler and a gigolo with several previous identities. Surprising facts revealed by two women from his past and Hetty's tense undercover visit to his studio expose a somewhat less thorny side of the man. Still, is he the marrying kind?moreless
  • The Astral Plane
    The Astral Plane
    Episode 4
    12/20/96
    8.1
    Hetty gets mystical as she investigates Maurika Rome, a spiritualist suspected of using séances and blackmail to prey on the savings of the recently widowed. When Hetty goes undercover and invents a late husband she wishes to contact, she begins to wonder if Mrs. Rome isn't the real thing–until a woman claiming to be her "late husband's" illegitimate daughter shows up demanding money. Geoffrey's secret romance with Rome's daughter, Sara, threatens to undermine Hetty's carefully laid trap–and nearly causes him to quit the agency.moreless
  • Runaways
    Runaways
    Episode 3
    12/13/96
    8.1
    The Mayor of Titterslow asks Hetty Wainthropp to find his daughter, Susan, as he does not want to involve the police. Hetty discovers Susan's travel plans, and tries to find out why she failed to arrive.
  • Lost Chords
    Lost Chords
    Episode 2
    12/6/96
    9.4
    When the finalists of the Blainthorp Music Festival's Golden Voice competition all start to lose their voices, Hetty Wainthropp determines to find out why.
  • Poison Pen
    Poison Pen
    Episode 1
    11/29/96
    9.0
    Helga Allowby, a self-described spinster, has been accused of sending noxious poison pen letters to the residents of her village–and she wants Hetty to prove her innocence. Hoping to penetrate the mistrust that pervades the village, Hetty goes undercover as Tara Hall, a visiting painter. When Hetty turns up next on the mailing list, she suspects that Miss Allowby is guilty of bad penmanship.moreless