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 2 - The Chimes At Midnight

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Sebastian Brudenell (Patrick Walshe McBride), Johnny Falstaff (Timothy West). Copyright: BBC
When a stressed care home owner falls to her death, Frank and Lu encounter hapless care assistants and surprisingly spirited geriatrics.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 27th February 2018
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 12th March 2019 2:15pm BBC1
Friday 22nd May 2020 8:00pm Drama
Monday 25th October 2021 8:00pm Drama
Tuesday 1st March 2022 2:15pm BBC1
Saturday 2nd July 2022 8:00pm Drama
Thursday 6th April 2023 8:00pm Drama
Thursday 27th July 2023 9:00pm Drama

Cast & crew

Mark Benton Frank Hathaway
Jo Joyner Luella Shakespeare
Patrick Walshe McBride Sebastian Brudenell
Amber Aga DI Marlowe
Guest cast
Vicki Pepperdine Penelope Pincott
Ian Hughes Owain Pincott
Sarah Ridgeway Soozie Honeywell
Sheila Steafel Dora Bentley
Timothy West Johnny Falstaff
Gray O'Brien Ian McClurgy
Writing team
Paul Matthew Thompson Story Consultant
Jude Tindall Story Consultant
David Semple Writer
Production team
Ian Barber Director
Ella Kelly Producer
Will Trotter Executive Producer
Fiona Black Line Producer
Neil Irvine Script Producer
Louise Pearson Editor
Nick Turner Production Designer
Gemma Hancock Casting Director
Rachelle Williams-Parker Casting Director
Claire Collins Costume Designer
Helen Smith Make-up Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer
Edward Ames Director of Photography
James Mountain 1st Assistant Director
Ceri Meyrick Development Executive

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