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Season 20, Episode 16 Hetty Wainthropp: All Stitched Up

First Aired: March 30, 2000

Tweedy Lancashire housewife-turned-sleuth Hetty Wainthropp (Patricia Routledge) returns to solve six new cases. First up: She's asked to get the goods on a 19-year-old pyromaniac (Darren Tighe), who's terrorizing his neighborhood---and his victims. So Hetty poses as the Irish sister of a woman (Lill Roughly) whose car Lenny has just torched. Her plan: join the local sewing circle and listen to the gossip. But there's a problem: Hetty can't sew. Geoffrey: Dominic Monaghan. Robert: Derek Benfield.

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  • Premiered: February 5, 1980
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Whodunits, courtroom dramas and suspense tales make up this often brilliant anthology. It features adaptations of tales by myriad classic mystery writers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie to Dick Francis and John Mortimer, with such notable figu… (more)

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