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 1, Episode 9 is repeated on Drama on Friday at 8pm.

Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators. Image shows from L to R: Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner), Jasra Hatoum (Chandeep Uppal), Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton).

Series 3, Episode 5 - Thy Fury Spent

A simple missing person's case takes a dramatic turn as Frank and Lu find themselves in the middle of a dispute over the opening of a new Shakespeare Centre where it's clear that no one is what they seem.

Further details

At the grand opening of the Arden Museum's new Shakespeare Centre, Frank and Lu are bemused when the evening is interrupted by The Society Of Herstorians, a local protest group unhappy about the museum's demotion of Stratford's historical women of note.

It's a bad night for the museum's director Sir Tim, as academic rival Dr Middleton speaks up in support of the protesters, his wife Lady Athena is bored and wants to go home, and then curator Lucian goes missing just as he's needed to assist in the ribbon-cutting.

But what starts out as a straightforward missing person's case takes a turn for the worst when there is a murder at the museum - and Frank and Lu realise that no-one is what they seem.

Broadcast details

Friday 7th 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
Aaron Anthony Lucian Shaw
Simon Williams Sir Tim Forbes-Allen
Josie Lawrence Dr Helen Middleton
Diana Hardcastle Lady Athena Forbes-Allen
Chandeep Uppal Jasra Hatoum
Writing team
Lyn Washbrook Script Editor
Kitty Percy Writer
Production team
Jennie Paddon Director
Caroline Slater Producer
Ceri Meyrick Executive Producer
Helen Munson Executive Producer
Dawn Mears Editor
Helen Watson Production Designer
Debbie Wiseman Composer

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