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. Penelope Lawrence (Rosie Jones).

Series 3, Episode 9 - O Thou Invisible Spirit Of Wine

When paranormal activity is reported in a Tudor pub, old family feuds are brought to a head and it looks like Frank and Lu have another mystery on their hands.

Further details

Frank and Lu are hired by pub manager Melanie Montague to locate the stolen photograph of her ancestor 'Old Lil' whose spirit is thought to haunt The Barchester Arms. The Montagues have run the pub for generations and Melanie now manages it with her son and head chef, Ben.

The loss of such a precious family heirloom couldn't happen at a worse time - the pub lease is up and landowner Stephen Capulet wants nothing more than to place The Barchester Arms firmly back into the Capulet portfolio.

When events take a deadly turn, the mystery deepens and Frank and Lu discover that Old Lil may have been trying to communicate with them all along.

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th 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
Rosie Jones Penelope Lawrence
Ella Kenion Melanie Montague
Joe Gaminara Ben Montague
Richard Lintern Stephen Capulet
Josh Collins Chris Capulet
Writing team
Lyn Washbrook Script Editor
Oliver Frampton Writer
Production team
Piotr Szkopiak Director
Caroline Slater Producer
Ceri Meyrick Executive Producer
Helen Munson Executive Producer

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