Hetty Wainthropp Investigates – The Complete Second Series
Sound: B- Extras: C- Episodes: B-
Patricia Rutledge continues her winning ways as Hetty
Wainthropp Investigates in The Complete Second Series, with six more
hour-long slotted shows continuing the adventures of the not so reluctant
detective. The episodes this time are:
3) Not All
5) A Rose
By Any Other Name
6) Woman Of
Dominic Monaghan is also back as her assistant, making
this a curio thanks to his work in Lost and Lord Of The Rings. The actual mystery tales continue to be
decent, if typical, but they are also comic and well cast. Again, two more shows not shown on PBS’ Mystery!
Series appear here. Why PBS did not buy
all six shows per season or were not offered all six is odd, but this box again
has content U.S. fans have not yet experienced. They should start with the first set, while mystery fans should
start with the pilot telefilm, both reviewed elsewhere on this site.
Ian Punter took over the camerawork on these the episodes
in the 1.33 X 1 ratio, consistent with the quality of the episode form the
first set. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
once again has Pro Logic surround in all cases with Nigel Hess continuing the
music scoring. Extras include
production notes and filmographies on DVD 1, but that is sadly all.
- Nicholas Sheffo