Highly Recommended

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996-98) is a slight but amusing BBC mystery series, Britain's answer to Murder She Wrote which, of course, was in turn America's answer to Britain's Miss Marple. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is in some respects superior to the long-running Angela Lansbury-starring favorite. This series, starring Patricia Routledge (Keeping Up Appearances) as the eponymous sleuth, is made much more believable while drolly injecting humor that gently pokes fun at Hetty and her burgeoning detecting business.

Acorn's Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: The Complete Collection culls all 27 episodes, repackaged on 12 discs in four DVD cases. The transfers look okay, and the Dolby Digital stereo is surprisingly robust.

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