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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates The Complete Collection (Acorn)


Picture: C+ Sound: B- Extras: C- Pilot Telefilm/Episodes: B



Patricia Rutledge and Dominic Monahan had a fine chemistry that made Hetty Wainthropp Investigates a hit. Originally issued as four seasons and one single DVD pilot on DVD, Acorn Media has once again compiled the entire series in one of their high class Complete Collection sets with page-like DigiPak holders in the form of a book. My feelings about the show began in the review for the pilot and first season set, as this link reveals:





For the later seasons, I had less to say, but was intrigued by how the technical quality changed:












The extras never improved, but like other hit shows that were a bit uneven, having the whole series in one set makes viewing more pleasant and gives it a better flow than it would have otherwise. Acorn did the best job it could in the transfers and I prefer this packaging to the previous versions, even if this is more expensive. It stores the shows more compactly. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is strong from the start, and stays solid just about all the way. Either try the pilot and first season, or go for this whole set. Lost/Lord Of The Rings fans who want everything with Monahan should just get this set outright. The show ended while on top for the most part and that helps.



- Nicholas Sheffo


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