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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.


Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - O Brave New World

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Clive Brenton (Nigel Whitney), Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). Copyright: BBC
Frank Hathaway finds an unlikely partner in Lu Shakespeare when the pair are thrown together to catch a killer and clear Lu's name.

Broadcast details

Monday 26th February 2018
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Mark Benton Frank Hathaway
Jo Joyner Luella Shakespeare
Patrick Walshe McBride Sebastian Brudenell
Amber Aga DI Marlowe
Tomos Eames DS Keeler
Guest cast
Julia Deakin Genevieve Shakespeare
Asheq Akhtar Ajay Matharu
Melanie Gutteridge Veronica Vinten
Nigel Whitney Clive Brenton
Nia Gwynne Janice Bardolph
Abi McLoughlin Diane
Rob Leetham Jack
Quinn Patrick Wedding Registrar
Tatsu Carvalho Thiago Cabrera
Amey Woodhall Stacey
Anthony Adjekum Duane
Writing team
Jude Tindall Writer
Paul Matthew Thompson Writer
Production team
Piotr Szkopiak Director
Ella Kelly Producer
Will Trotter Executive Producer
Fiona Black Line Producer
Neil Irvine Script Producer
Louise Pearson Editor
Nick Turner Production Designer
Julia Crampsie Casting Director
John Cannon Casting Director
Claire Collins Costume Designer
Chris Preston Director of Photography
Helen Smith Make-up Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer
James Mountain 1st Assistant Director
Ceri Meyrick Development Executive


Shakespeare & Hathaway review

Starring Mark Benton and Jo Joyner, the first of the 10-part series was well acted, nicely written - with decent jokes - and beautifully shot around Stratford.

David Stephenson, The Daily Express, 4th March 2018

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