More afternoon mystery on the BBC
Produced by the same production team as made Father Brown, Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators is a comedy-drama mystery television series set in Stratford-upon-Avon.
In the first series viewers were introduced to Ex-Detective Inspector Frank Hathaway. Since leaving the force he has become a debt-laden private investigator. His office assistant is Sebastian Brudenell, a RADA-trained struggling actor.
Into their lives comes Luella Shakespeare. She hires Frank to investigate the fiancé she met online. Although Hathaway reports that the man is a con-man, Luella goes through with the wedding………only for her new husband to be killed at the reception and for her to be prime suspect!
Detective Inspector Christina Marlowe, who had been Frank’s junior, is certain he’s got his murderer. That is until Luella starts working with Frank and Sebastian to crack the mystery of what really happened.
After clearing her name, she uses her recovered savings to buy into Frank’s business. And so “Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators” is born.
Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators: Series 1 [Blu-ray]
Amazon Product Description: Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators: Series 1
All 10 parts of the BBC’s latest detective series. Private inspector Frank Hathaway has always worked alone. Only Frank isn’t doing so well. He might have a brilliant instinct when it comes to solving crime, but he’s also out of shape and low on cash. Frank needs a partner. Frank needs ex-hairdresser and people-person Lu. He just doesn’t know it yet. Frank and Lu eventually join forces and form a highly unlikely and hugely entertaining detecting duo. They quickly discover all is not as peaceful as it seems in this pretty theatre town. Vengeful lovers stalk the streets, the mayor is murdered and a magician’s trick fatally misfires. Frank and Lu must learn to trust each other, especially since their actor-receptionist is far too busy learning his lines. Welcome to the birthplace of the Bard where fact is stranger than fiction and low life criminals get caught up in deliciously high drama. Includes subtitles for the Hard Of Hearing. https://amzn.to/2Arla3k
Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators: Series 2
Series Two has not been shown on UK screens yet.
Amazon Product Description: Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators: Series 2
All 10 parts of the second series of Shakespeare & Hathaway. Includes subtitles for the Hard Of Hearing. https://amzn.to/2C1EP9I