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A Rose by Any Other Name 

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The family of a recently widowed older woman suspect the man she's involved with is a fortune hunter, so they hire Hetty to expose him.

Director:

David Giles

Writers:

John Bowen (series creator), David Cook (characters) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Routledge ... Hetty Wainthropp
Derek Benfield ... Robert
Dominic Monaghan ... Geoffrey
John Graham-Davies John Graham-Davies ... D.C.I. Adams (as John Graham Davies)
Ronald Pickup ... Lester Rose
Janet Hargreaves Janet Hargreaves ... Gillian Snape
Katherine Dow Blyton Katherine Dow Blyton ... Kelly
Peter Gunn ... Bryan
Barbara Dryhurst Barbara Dryhurst ... Lysette
Joan Sims ... Adele McCarthy
Freddie Davies Freddie Davies ... Sidney Sturridge
Susan Edmonstone Susan Edmonstone ... Vanessa Webb
Rebecca Lamb Rebecca Lamb ... Magda
Gordon Langford Rowe Gordon Langford Rowe ... William Pollard
Judith Davis Judith Davis ... Ida Wittle
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Storyline

The grown daughters and son-in-law of an older woman who's been recently widowed suspect that the photographer she's been seeing after having a cosmetic makeover is a fortune hunter with a history of involvements with older women for financial gain. They hire Hetty in hopes of exposing him. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1997 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Darwen, Lancashire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC-TV Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is based upon a quote from William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet": (Act II, Scene II): "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet". See more »

Quotes

Hetty Wainthropp: I hope Geoffrey's eating properly. I miss his helping hand, Robert, to keep me on the right path. There's a wise old head on those young shoulders.
Robert Wainthropp: Hmmm, I wouldn't mind a young head for these old shoulders.
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References The Wicked Lady (1945) See more »

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