WorldCat Identities

Benfield, Derek

Overview
Works: 178 works in 305 publications in 2 languages and 4,532 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television programs  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Television series  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Derek Benfield
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hetty is a 60-year-old housewife, a late bloomer, who sets up shop as a private eye to supplement her husband's meager pension. With moral authority, salt-of-the-earth candor, and a fully-loaded handbag, Hetty dispenses hard-boiled justice and motherly empathy in equally satisfying doses. Geoffrey, a destitute teenager, becomes Hetty's trusted and able sidekick. Her husband, Robert, also lends a hand
Rumpole of the Bailey. the complete seasons one and two by John Mortimer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A television series about the life and trials of Horace Rumpole, a London criminal defense lawyer
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary actress Patricia Routledge returns as 60ish housewife turned gumshoe Hetty Wainthropp in this popular PBS Mystery! series. Includes six episodes, two of which have not aired on PBS
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Housewife turned gumshoe Hetty Wainthropp is back for another round of solving mysteries. Both steely and motherly, she takes no prisoners and puts on no airs, using her dowdy appearance to blend into her surroundings
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1, Episode one. Something to treasure: Hetty and Geoffrey head to Cumbria, where a miner's widow enlists them in the search for a missing book penned by her late husband. The widow claims the book was stolen. But is she really after the book--or its map to a cache of precious minerals hidden somewhere inside the mine? -- Episode 2. Family values: When a wealthy client asks Hetty to investigate suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of his brother, Robert poses as a wheelchair-bound relative to flush out the dead man's devious housekeeper. Geoffrey assumes the role of Robert's faithful chauffeur and valet. Together, the three detectives uncover a hidden identity--and darker, even more duplicitous motives
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Fish out of water : a comedy by Derek Benfield( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life as a private detective begins at 60 for this sprightly Lancashire housewife. Instead of winding down as her husband, Robert, expects, she₂s 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
Beyond a joke : a comedy by Derek Benfield( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedside manners : a comedy by Derek Benfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look who's talking! : a comedy by Derek Benfield( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post horn gallop: a farce by Derek Benfield( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder for the asking: a play in three acts by Derek Benfield( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In for the kill : a thriller by Derek Benfield( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Undetermined and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught on the hop : a comedy by Derek Benfield( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bird in the hand : a comedy by Derek Benfield( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second time around : a comedy by Derek Benfield( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying feathers : a farce by Derek Benfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touch and go : a comedy by Derek Benfield( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Derek Benfield acteur, auteur dramatique

Derek Benfield British actor and playwright

Derek Benfield englischer Schauspieler und Bhnenautor

Дерек Бенфилд

Languages
English (76)

German (1)

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