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Season 21, Episode 8 Hetty Wainthropp: Digging for Dirt

First Aired: November 30, 2000

Hetty Wainthropp (Patricia Routledge) is "Digging for Dirt" when an elderly widow (Jean Heywood) refuses to leave her condemned public-housing apartment. "The smell of corruption is very pungent," Hetty tells her assistant, Geoffrey (Dominic Shawcross). But this case isn't the only thing on Geoffrey's mind---his girlfriend, Janet (Suzanne Maddock), has taken in a male lodger. Gordon Gregson: Keith Barron. Brian Weston: Geoffrey Lesley.

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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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