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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Series 2, Episode 1 - Outrageous Fortune

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Dorka Ugric (Leila Ayad), Wayne McKenzie (Thomas Dominique), Benoit Roux (Colin Ryan)
When a pampered pet runs away from a life of luxury, Frank and Lu are tasked with tracking down the hound.

Further details

Lawyer George Gonzalo seeks out Frank and Lu to help a client with a difference - he's got four paws and is worth his weight in gold.

Mongrel Tim, heir to the late Theodore Athenaeus' vast shipping fortune, has run away from his life of luxury at the opulent Miranda Park. With the promise of a £25,000 reward for his safe recovery, Frank and Lu vow to suss out where, and why, Tim would flee, questioning Tim's plethora of staff, vet Antigone Carter, personal trainer Wayne, animal stylist Benoit and eccentric animal undertaker Leonard Baxter along the way.

The case heats up when Gonzalo receives a ransom video demanding £200,000, revealing that Tim didn't run away - but was kidnapped. When Lu discovers the CCTV footage from the night Tim went missing was tampered with, it seems Tim's disappearance was an inside job. But who would wish ill on a lonely, pampered pooch?

Broadcast details

Monday 25th February 2019
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 17th February 2020 2:15pm BBC1
Saturday 1st May 2021 8:00pm Drama
Tuesday 15th March 2022 2:15pm BBC1
Saturday 3rd September 2022 8:00pm Drama
Thursday 11th May 2023 9:00pm Drama
Thursday 31st August 2023 8:00pm Drama

Cast & crew

Mark Benton Frank Hathaway
Jo Joyner Luella Shakespeare
Patrick Walshe McBride Sebastian Brudenell
Amber Aga DI Marlowe
Roberta Taylor Gloria Fonteyn
Guest cast
Leila Ayad Dorka Ugric
Paul Clayton Leonard Baxter
Thomas Dominique Wayne McKenzie
Elinor Lawless Antigone Carter
Michael Maloney George Gonzalo
Colin Ryan Benoit Roux
Writing team
Jude Tindall Writer
Paul Matthew Thompson Story Consultant
Production team
Ian Barber Director
Ella Kelly Producer
Will Trotter Executive Producer
Fiona Black Line Producer
Neil Irvine Script Producer
Alex Kalmakrian Editor
Nick Turner Production Designer
Julia Crampsie Casting Director
Gemma Hancock Casting Director
Claire Collins Costume Designer
Chris Preston Director of Photography
Helen Smith Make-up Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer
William Hartley 1st Assistant Director

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