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

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2018 - 2022
  • 40 episodes (4 series)

Comedy drama about an oddball pair of private detectives. Stars Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga, Tomos Eames and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018 - 2022
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
40 (4 series)
Creators
Paul Matthew Thompson and Jude Tindall
Stars
Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga, Tomos Eames, Roberta Taylor and Yasmin Kaur Barn
Writers
Jude Tindall, Kit Lambert and Paul Matthew Thompson
Directors
Piotr Szkopiak and Ian Barber
Producers
Ella Kelly, Caroline Slater, Estelle Daniel, Will Trotter, Ceri Meyrick, Helen Munson, Fiona Black, Aden Turner and more
Company

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.

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Additional details

Also known as
  • Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 26th February 2018 at 2:15pm on BBC One
Next repeats
  1. Series 1, Episode 4: Tomorrow at 9pm on U&Drama
  2. Series 1, Episode 5: Wednesday 31st July at 9pm on U&Drama
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Recording details

  • Stratford-upon-Avon

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