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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.


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Series 2, Episode 10 - Too Cold For Hell

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton), Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner), Anthony Percy (Leon Williams), Bianca Percy (Alice Barlow)
Tracking a local conman, Frank and Lu make some unlikely allies when they encounter a pair of deadly gangsters.

Further details

Newlyweds Anthony and Bianca Percy's new home dreams turn to nightmares on moving day when their removal men abscond with all their worldly goods. Frank and Lu are hired to track down the felons who've been giving Arden Constabulary the run around and operating under a variety of aliases.

The PIs respond to a newspaper ad for 'Florian Fortescue' and pose as a warring separated couple to catch the perpetrators. Frank's furious when Florian's accomplice turns out to be none other than Billy 'The Brick' Porters.

Later, Florian's lock up full of stolen goods is visited by gangster Claude Mortimer and henchwoman Mercy. The sinister pair are clearly hunting for something when Billy, on a stock take, dislodges a box, alerting them to his presence. The next morning, a dead body is discovered - and it's up to Frank and Lu to identify the victim...

Broadcast details

Friday 8th March 2019
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
Ciaran Griffiths William 'Billy The Brick' Porters
Darren Evans Spider
Alice Barlow Bianca Percy
James Dreyfus Claude Mortimer
Lydia Lakemoore Mercy
Simon Lowe Florian Fortes
Leon Williams Anthony Percy
Writing team
Jude Tindall Writer
Paul Matthew Thompson Story Consultant
Production team
Darcia Martin 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
Claire Collins Costume Designer
Helen Smith Make-up Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer
Al Beech Director of Photography
James Mountain 1st Assistant Director

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