Captain Sorrell goes off to fight in World War I, leaving behind a wife, son and good prospects. When he returns from war, his prospects dim, and his wife deserts him. He then dedicates himself to assuring his son a bright future, no matter the costs to himself.
"The three gables": A woman calls for an investigation after she is offered a lot of money to sell her estate. "The dying detective": A woman is convinced that her cousin is putting her family in jeopardy. "The golden pince-nez": Scotland Yard is troubled with a murder investigation and no promising leads. "The red circle": Holmes and Watson are called upon by the landlady of a rooming house who is afraid one of her tenants is up to no good. "The...
Life as a private detective begins at 60 for this sprightly Lancashire housewife. Instead of winding down as her husband, Robert, expects, she's just getting started. Hetty takes a job to make ends meet and accidentally discovers her natural gift for sleuthing. In these first six episodes, she finds an eager sidekick in destitute teenager Geoffrey and puts her sensible pumps to the pavement in search of mysteries to solve.
The Wainthropp Detective Agency builds on earlier successes as Hetty, her husband Robert, and teenager Geoffrey grow in expertise and confidence. In these six further adventures, they come face-to-face with murderers, saboteurs, and charlatans of all types, while never shrinking from danger or losing their moxie.
During WWII, the Nazis dropped some bombs that were not designed to detonate on impact. These unexploded time bombs, UXBs, posed one of the greatest risks to the people and property of England. It was the job of real-life heroes of the bomb disposal squads to defuse them. Danger UXB is the story of the loves and lives, victories and defeats, played against the background of a nation gripped by war.