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Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators

  • 2019
  • Season 2
  • 10 episodes
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Summary

Comedy drama about an oddball couple of private detectives who investigate crime in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Episode 1: Outrageous Fortune

Summary

When a pampered dog runs away from a life of luxury, Frank and Lu are asked to track it down. Comedy drama, starring Mark Benton and Jo Joyner.

Review

Shetland can keep its horrible people traffickers. Baptiste’s missing sex workers have no place here, thank you very much. What we want in this time slot is a pleasant, escapist whodunnit before we return to the brutal reality of parenting, home learning and mercy dashes to the supermarket. Thankfully, the return of Jo Joyner and Mark Benton provides just that, with a new series of their chalk-and-cheese detective drama (episodes will be airing across the next fortnight), beginning with the case of a kidnapped pampered pooch that is just the right side of ridiculous.

The show is a sizeable hit for BBC Daytime and on the iPlayer and you can see why: it’s charming, slightly arch, solved within 45 minutes and gets to unfold against the gorgeous timber-framed Tudor architecture of Stratford-upon-Avon. What’s not to love?

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Cast

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Frank HathawayMark Benton
Luella ShakespeareJo Joyner
George GonzaloMichael Maloney
Leonard BaxterPaul Clayton
Sebastian BrudenellPatrick Walshe McBride
DI MarloweAmber Aga
Gloria FonteynRoberta Taylor
Antigone CarterElinor Lawless
Dorka UgricLeila Ayad
Benoit RouxColin Ryan
Wayne McKenzieThomas Dominique

Crew

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DirectorIan Barber
Executive producerWill Trotter
ProducerElla Kelly
WriterJude Tindall

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  • Episode 1

    Outrageous Fortune

    Summary

    When a pampered dog runs away from a life of luxury, Frank and Lu are asked to track it down. Comedy drama, starring Mark Benton and Jo Joyner.

    Review

    Shetland can keep its horrible people traffickers. Baptiste’s missing sex workers have no place here, thank you very much. What we want in this time slot is a pleasant, escapist whodunnit before we return to the brutal reality of parenting, home learning and mercy dashes to the supermarket. Thankfully, the return of Jo Joyner and Mark Benton provides just that, with a new series of their chalk-and-cheese detective drama (episodes will be airing across the next fortnight), beginning with the case of a kidnapped pampered pooch that is just the right side of ridiculous.

    The show is a sizeable hit for BBC Daytime and on the iPlayer and you can see why: it’s charming, slightly arch, solved within 45 minutes and gets to unfold against the gorgeous timber-framed Tudor architecture of Stratford-upon-Avon. What’s not to love?

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Frank HathawayMark Benton
    Luella ShakespeareJo Joyner
    George GonzaloMichael Maloney
    Leonard BaxterPaul Clayton
    Sebastian BrudenellPatrick Walshe McBride
    DI MarloweAmber Aga
    Gloria FonteynRoberta Taylor
    Antigone CarterElinor Lawless
    Dorka UgricLeila Ayad
    Benoit RouxColin Ryan
    Wayne McKenzieThomas Dominique

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorIan Barber
    Executive producerWill Trotter
    ProducerElla Kelly
    WriterJude Tindall
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