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

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators

BBC One comedy drama about two detectives. 30 episodes (3 series), 2018 - 2020. Stars Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 1, Episode 3 is repeated on Drama on Monday at 8pm.

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Dorka Ugric (Leila Ayad), Wayne McKenzie (Thomas Dominique), Benoit Roux (Colin Ryan).

Series 2, Episode 1 - Outrageous Fortune

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

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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

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