Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton), Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). Copyright: BBC.

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators

BBC One comedy drama about two detectives. 20 episodes (2 series), 2018 - 2019. Stars Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga and others.

Another series is in development.

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton), Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). Copyright: BBC.

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators

Comedy drama about an oddball pair of private detectives

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018 - 2019
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
20   (2 series)
Creators
Paul Matthew Thompson and Jude Tindall
Starring
Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga, Tomos Eames, Roberta Taylor and Yasmin Kaur Barn
Writers
Jude Tindall and Kit Lambert
Directors
Piotr Szkopiak and Ian Barber
Producers
Ella Kelly and Caroline Slater

A comedy drama about an oddball couple of private detectives who investigate crime in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The series observes as Frank Hathaway, a hardboiled private investigator, and his rookie sidekick, Lu Shakespeare, form the unlikeliest of partnerships as they investigate the secrets of rural Warwickshire's residents.

Beneath the picturesque charm lies a hotbed of mystery and intrigue: extramarital affairs, celebrity stalkers, missing police informants, care home saboteurs, rural rednecks and murderous magicians, embezzling accountants and abducted au pairs, blackmail, comp claims and custody cases, all-night stake-outs and professional hits. Our odd couple of detectives will put the world to rights as they snoop and pry. They disagree on almost everything, yet somehow, together, they make a surprisingly effective team. Although they would never admit it.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators (Other official name)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 26th February 2018 on BBC One at 2:15pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 8th March 2019 on BBC One at 2:15pm
Length of episodes
45 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 22nd March 2019 at 2:15pm

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