Preview – Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators

Shakespeare and Hathaway
Picture Shows: Frank Hathaway (MARK BENTON), Lu Shakespeare (JO JOYNER). Image Credit: BBC/Gary Moyes.

For those who prefer their crime series to be not as traumatising and gloomy as the shows that tend to go out in evening prime time slots, this comedy drama crime caper returns for a second series on daytime BBC One.

Mark Benton and Jo Joyner return as private detective Frank Hathaway and sidekick Lu Shakespeare as they solve crimes in, appropriately enough given their names, Stratford-upon-Avon. Episodes will broadcast across the entire week, which sees the duo among other things trying to find a lost dog, track down a missing Eastern European oligarch, and looking into a series of deadly “accidents” concerning feuding sisters on a psychic TV show.

Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators is on BBC One across the week at 14.15.