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.

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Ms Rose King (Annette Badland), Queenie King (Gillian Bevan).

Series 2, Episode 7 - Nothing Will Come Of Nothing

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

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
James Hey Editor
Nick Turner Production Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer

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