Hetty Wainthropp Investigates III


60m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Sixty-something detective Hetty Wainthropp and company -- her dutiful husband, Robert, and her scrappy teenaged sidekick, Geoffrey Shawcross, now promoted to full partner in the Wainthropp Detective Agency -- have their hands full in cases ranging from pyromania to stalking, hit-and-run, restaurant

Film Details

Also Known As
Mystery!, Mystery! (03/30/00)
Release Date
2000

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Sixty-something detective Hetty Wainthropp and company -- her dutiful husband, Robert, and her scrappy teenaged sidekick, Geoffrey Shawcross, now promoted to full partner in the Wainthropp Detective Agency -- have their hands full in cases ranging from pyromania to stalking, hit-and-run, restaurant robbery, a drug charge that's an obvious set-up and bankruptcy. "All Stitched Up" pits Hetty against a gang of pyromaniacs who are terrorizing a local neighborhood. Led by Lenny, the hoodlums enjoy abducting good kids for a joy ride to their next bonfire, usually a house or car. Unfortunately, the police can do little, since the victims are too terrified to finger the culprits. Detective Chief Inspector Adams asks Hetty to go undercover and break the wall of silence. Her target for penetration is the local sewing circle, obviously a gold mine of gossip. "Daughter of the Regiment" involves Herry in the mystery of a paparazzo-style photographer Jake Vincent, who is stalking the daughter of a prominent military family. Caroline Langley is about to be married, and her mother, Dawn, hires Hetty to find out who the shutterbug is. Tipped that an Australian is involved, Hetty and Geoffrey go undercover as "Aussies." When Hetty confronts the photographer and presents her private investigator's credentials, he presents his! He was retained by Doug Arkwright, who has a personal interest in the coming wedding. Hetty's assignment evolves from sleuthing to counseling. "Fisticuffs" opens with a minor fenderbender involving two women; road rage ensues, leaving one of them badly battered. The battered victim, Janet Fraser, asks Hetty to track down the attacker, who rode away in a red Alfa Romeo, and demand an apology and compensation. Geoffrey's creative legwork takes him to a local garage, where he finds the red Alfa and the only witness, a marathoner. The perpetrator turns out to be Lillemor Pickering, wife of an influential business leader who has just bought the city's soccer franchise. "Serving the Community" rides a crime wave against owners of Indian restaurants. When Hetty gets involved, the masked bandits target her. Alarmed by his wife's dangerous assignment, Robert instructs Geoffrey to "ride shotgun" for her protection. Meanwhile, Robert picks up a few culinary tips from the victimized restauranteurs -- and inadvertently picks up a lot of stolen merchandise the robbers are fencing. This lucky break proves the crucial clue in the case. In "Childsplay," Hetty goes out of town to visit in-laws, only to discover that her young nephew, Tom, has just been expelled from school for drug possession. To Hetty, it's an obvious frame up and she enlists Geoffrey to infiltrate the suspicious gang led by a schoolyard bully called "Bomber." On his way to the assignment, Geoffrey has an entirely innocent tryst with car nut Janet in the back seat of a VW bug In "Pursuit by Proxy," Hetty is on the trail of bankrupt furniture store owner Ray Lever. To judge from Lever's high-living ex-wife, Sandra, he has been milking the firm dry. One outraged creditor is particularly keen on tracking him down. While Hetty and Geoffrey are on the manhunt, Robert is off in Australia on a free ticket from his brother Frank, who hates flying. That leaves the eccentric Frank hanging out at the agency, and not being altogether helpful.

Crew

Nezar Ahmed

Location Manager

Clive Arnold

Location Manager

Malcolm Banthorpe

Editor

Mary Barltrop

Assistant Director

David Bell

Other

Hilary Binner

Continuity

Sarah Bird

Casting Director

James Blackwell

Assistant Director

Mark Bond

Assistant Director

Paul Boyle

Props Assistant

James Bradshaw

Electrician

Graham Brown

Visual Effects Designer

Chris Burdon

Dubbing Mixer

Simon Buret

Props

Ian Campbell

Post-Production Supervisor

Alan Charlesworth

Assistant Director

David Cook

Characters As Source Material

Steve Cook

Electrician

Richard Cooke

Costumes

Anne-marie Crawford

Location Manager

Elaine Dawson

Production Accountant

Julian Dodwell

Editor

Dorrie Donald

Wardrobe

Rebecca Eaton

Executive Producer

Rebecca Eaton

Producer

Laura Ergis

Costume Designer

Alex Evans

Assistant

Brian Finch

Other

Brian Finch

Writer

Peter Gibbs

Other

Peter Gibbs

Writer

Edward Gorey

Titles

Mik Gough

Sound

Lynn Grant

Location Manager

Chris Graver

Dubbing Mixer

Paul Hanning

Other

David Harvey

Assistant Director

Rebecca Harvey

Art Director

Nigel Hess

Music

Jim Holloway

Production Designer

Ian Hopkins

Associate Producer

Neil Hopkinson

Other

Mike Houghton

Editor

Brian Jones

Lighting

Lena Kelsall

Props Buyer

Margaret Kings

Wardrobe

Derek Lamb

Titles

Marcia Lecky

Assistant Production Accountant

Laura Mackie

Executive Producer

Philip Martin

Writer

Philip Martin

Other

Phillip Mccann

Other

Judy Meewezen

Editor

Nina Mills

Other

Reg Mills

Sound Recordist

Stuart Moser

Sound Recordist

Alison Munn

Makeup Artist

Ronan Murphy

Grip

Lesley Noble

Makeup Artist

Jerry O'sullivan

Electrician

Carol Parks

Producer

Jeremy Paul

Other

Jeremy Paul

Writer

Anthony Philpot

Music

Ian Punter

Other

Ian Punter

Director Of Photography

Janet Radenkovic

Production Coordinator

Tony Rea

Electrician

Denise Ryan

Stunts

Andrew Smee

Graphic Designer

Phil Southby

Editor

Alison Steele

Assistant Director

Christina Webster

Makeup

Colin Wratten

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Mystery!, Mystery! (03/30/00)
Release Date
2000

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Quotes

Trivia