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.

  • Series 1, Episode 1 repeated Wednesday 3rd July at 9pm on Drama
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 2,861

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Series 2, Episode 7 - Nothing Will Come Of Nothing

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Ms Rose King (Annette Badland), Queenie King (Gillian Bevan)
Frank and Lu investigate a missing persons case at a casino, where gambling is a matter of life or death.

Further details

Devastatingly handsome compulsive gambler Lorenzo Foyle's luck may have run out - watching a spinning roulette wheel land on 13 black, he proclaims that he's a dead man.

Three days later, Lorenzo's pregnant wife, Ava, approaches Frank and Lu, desperate to find him. Frank wonders whether Lorenzo, who owes money all over town, has left her, but Ava's adamant he was excited at the prospect of fatherhood.

When a pound of flesh in the form of a heart is sent to The Globe Casino "from Lorenzo", Ava's horrified, although proprietors Ms King and her sister Queenie think it's a practical joke from the local lothario. With conflicting stories about Lorenzo's disappearance not adding up, Lu and Frank delve in to the world of high stakes gambling at the casino, and must take a chance with their own lives to uncover the truth...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 5th March 2019
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 25th February 2020 2:15pm BBC1
Saturday 12th June 2021 8:00pm Drama
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 2:15pm BBC1
Saturday 15th October 2022 8:00pm Drama
Thursday 1st June 2023 9:00pm Drama
Thursday 21st September 2023 8:00pm Drama

Cast & crew

Mark Benton Frank Hathaway
Jo Joyner Luella Shakespeare
Patrick Walshe McBride Sebastian Brudenell
Amber Aga DI Marlowe
Guest cast
Annette Badland Ms Rose King
Gillian Bevan Queenie King
Kate O'Flynn Ava Foyle
Leonardo Salerni Lorenzo Foyle
Clare Willie (as Clare Wille) Lady Eugenie Chaucer
David Langham Jasper Snout
Writing team
Paul Matthew Thompson Story Consultant
Jude Tindall Story Consultant
Lol Fletcher Writer
Production team
Matt Carter Director
Ella Kelly Producer
Will Trotter Executive Producer
Fiona Black Line Producer
Neil Irvine Script Producer
James Hey Editor
Nick Turner Production Designer
Laura McSwan Casting Director
Stephen Moore Casting Director
Claire Collins Costume Designer
Chris Preston Director of Photography
Helen Smith Make-up Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer
Giles Dearn 1st Assistant Director

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