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Mystery!; Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Series II: A Rose By Any Other Name

A Rose By Any Other Name


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Series
Mystery!
Program
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Series II: A Rose By Any Other Name
Program Number

1921

Series Description

Premiered in 1980 -- offshoot of MASTERPIECE THEATRE. Showcase for the best of British drama in the mystery genre. Current producer, Rebecca Eaton. See individual episode titles for more information. Host: 1980: Gene Shalit; 1981-1989: Vincent Price; 1989-present: Diana Rigg Series release date: 1980

Program Description

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, except that the rose in question is Lester Rose (Ronald Pickup), a middle-aged photographer who specializes in glamour shots of wealthy women of "a certain age." The children of well-to-do widow Gillian Snape (Janet Hargreaves), Lester's fiance, worry that he also specializes in marrying for money; they hire Hetty to investigate Rose's past. Hetty and Geoffrey quickly develop an unflattering portrait of Rose as a gambler, a gigolo and a man of ever-shifting identities. Should they stop the wedding? While surprising facts revealed by two women from his past -- and Hetty's undercover visit to his studio -- expose a slightly less thorny side to the man, Geoffrey digs up one last important clue.

Duration

01:00:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Creators
Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Mystery!; Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Series II: A Rose By Any Other Name,” GBH Archives, accessed December 5, 2022, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB2EB15B24F1405E8E6712549F28E9C0.
MLA: “Mystery!; Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Series II: A Rose By Any Other Name.” GBH Archives. Web. December 5, 2022. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB2EB15B24F1405E8E6712549F28E9C0>.
APA: Mystery!; Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Series II: A Rose By Any Other Name. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB2EB15B24F1405E8E6712549F28E9C0
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