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Shakespeare & Hathaway

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators is a British comedy crime drama television series set in Stratford-upon-Avon and produced by BBC Birmingham. 

Starring Jo Joyner & Mark Benton and combining corpses, comedy and cracking mysteries, this quirky crime drama has won the hearts of over 200 countries.

Now that Lu has passed her private investigator exams and Frank’s tidied himself up a bit, there’s no stopping them. But murder, kidnap, blackmail and infidelity still abound in the pretty tourist town of Stratford-upon-Avon. An ageing heavy metal star with a pact with the devil. A Shakespeare museum full of deadly secrets. A King Lear story set in a carpet warehouse. Welcome to the birthplace of the Bard, where low-life criminals get caught up in deliciously high drama.

The fourth series of ten episodes was filmed in 2021 and broadcast in February 2022 on BBC One for the first nine, with the remaining tenth episode, directed by John, being saved for broadcast as a Christmas special.

Series 4. Episode 7

Some Cupid Kills

Investigating a death at a Shakespeare-for-hire agency, ‘As You Like It’, Frank, Lu and Sebastian discover more backstabbing and tragedy behind the scenes than there is in the performances.

Lonely widow, lover of the classics and regular client of, ‘As You Like It’, Edie Brosnan witnesses the murder of her favourite performer.

Newly recruited to the ‘As You Like It’ Shakespeare-for-hire agency, Sebastian is shocked to meet one of his first clients.