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.

Press Clippings

Shakespeare & Hathaway review

Turning the drama all the way up to 11, the Spinal Tap sleuths.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 5th February 2020 Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

Shakespeare & Hathaway gets two more series

BBC One's hit comedy drama series Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators is to return for two more series.

British Comedy Guide, 9th September 2019

Shakespeare & Hathaway review

It's all too silly for a Monty Python sketch, never mind a detective serial. But if you're feeling overwhelmed by the misery and sadism in Baptiste, Luther and a catalogue of other bleak dramas, this little show might supply the antidote.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 27th February 2019

Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators review

Easy chemistry between stars Mark Benton and Jo Joyner and clever twists offset the silliness of this hammy detective series.

Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 25th February 2019

Broadcast Awards 2019 nominations

Derry Girls, Detectorists, Mum, Stath Lets Flats, This Country and The Windsors are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd November 2018

Shakespeare & Hathaway gets a second series

Investigative comedy drama Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators will return to BBC One after an "exceptional" first series.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd April 2018

Shakespeare and Hathaway review

Shakespeare & Hathaway is a decent way to spend a 45 minute sit down with a cup of tea.

Shouting At The Telly, 6th March 2018

Shakespeare & Hathaway review

Starring Mark Benton and Jo Joyner, the first of the 10-part series was well acted, nicely written - with decent jokes - and beautifully shot around Stratford.

David Stephenson, The Daily Express, 4th March 2018

There's plenty of slapstick, too: Benton does it well, stumbling over his own feet and mugging madly when he doesn't have a line. Fans of Midsomer Murders will settle in straight away and, with so many grim, grinding crime dramas clogging up the evening schedules, it's worth setting the recorder for this one.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 27th February 2018