- Comedy Drama
- 2018 - 2020
- BBC One
- 30 (3 series)
- Paul Matthew Thompson and Jude Tindall
- Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga, Tomos Eames, Roberta Taylor and Yasmin Kaur Barn
- Jude Tindall and Kit Lambert
- Piotr Szkopiak and Ian Barber
- 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 company
- Also known as
- Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators (Other official name)
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Monday 26th February 2018 on BBC One at 2:15pm
- Last new broadcast
- Friday 14th February 2020 on BBC One at 2:15pm
- Length of episodes
- 45 minutes
- Last repeat
- Saturday 3rd July 2021 at 8:00pm on Drama