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 4 - Beware The Ides Of March

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Marcia Fortby (Sian Reeves), Julienne Fortby (Janet Dibley)
Frank and Lu investigate a series of deadly "accidents" on a psychic TV programme hosted by two warring sisters.

Further details

When a falling studio light nearly kills Julienne Fortby live on air during psychic TV show The Fortby Sisters, the horrified psychic visits Frank and Lu - someone's trying to kill her. Frank's sceptical of the medium, although Lu's impressed when Julienne gets a "message" from her late grandmother.

Julienne suspects her jealous sister and co-host, Marcia who lacks 'the gift', is responsible. Investigating at Calpurnia Studios, our PIs discover a host of suspects, among them broadcast technician Scott Blacksell and security guard Bruce Perry, not to mention ex-fan Enid Kascar who the sisters have recently sued after she accused them of fakery.

But when Marcia is hit by the Fortby Orb during a live show and hospitalised, the case is thrown wide open... Can Frank and Lu catch whoever's behind these "accidents" before they take a turn for the deadly?

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th February 2019
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 20th February 2020 2:15pm BBC1
Saturday 22nd May 2021 8:00pm Drama
Thursday 17th March 2022 2:15pm BBC1
Saturday 24th September 2022 8:00pm Drama
Thursday 25th May 2023 8:00pm Drama
Thursday 7th September 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
Janet Dibley Julienne Fortby
Sian Reeves Marcia Fortby
Eileen O'Brien Enid Kascar
Nav Sidhu Scott Blacksell
Joe Sims Bruce Porter
Writing team
Paul Matthew Thompson Story Consultant
Jude Tindall Story Consultant
Rachel Smith Writer
Production team
Gill Wilkinson Director
Ella Kelly Producer
Will Trotter Executive Producer
Fiona Black Line Producer
Neil Irvine Script Producer
James Hey Editor
Nick Turner Production Designer
John Cannon Casting Director
Stephen Moore Casting Director
Claire Collins Costume Designer
Chris Preston Director of Photography
Helen Smith Make-up Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer
Bella Merritt 1st Assistant Director

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