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 2, Episode 4 is repeated today at 2:15pm.

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner), Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton), Rory Harrison (Ed Brody).

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Further details

Tiger Mum Jessica is horrified to discover through a parenting supervision app that her son Charlie might have committed a crime, and hires Frank and Lu to investigate.

The trail leads to Cassie, an English tutor at a successful private tuition centre where Charlie and his high-achieving sister Isabella have been studying. Meanwhile Sebastian has a case of the green-eyed monster with old Rada mate Rory Harrison in town.

As Frank and Lu race to solve the case, Sebastian finds himself with a sudden dilemma which could threaten everything.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Friday 14th February 2020
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Mark Benton Frank Hathaway
Jo Joyner Luella Shakespeare
Patrick Walshe McBride Sebastian Brudenell
Tomos Eames DS Keeler
Yasmin Kaur Barn PC Viola Deacon
Guest cast
Ed Brody Rory Harrison
Tamzin Outhwaite Jessica Duke
Hannah Saxby Isabella Duke
Gus Barry Charlie Duke
Niamh McGrady Cassie Dorcas
Harki Bhambra Amit Azim
Writing team
Lyn Washbrook Script Editor
Dan Muirden Writer
Production team
Paul Gibson Director
Caroline Slater Producer
Ceri Meyrick Executive Producer
Helen Munson Executive Producer
James Hey Editor
Helen Watson Production Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer

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