In the BBC’s comedic mystery series Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators, private inspector Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) has always worked alone. But Frank isn’t doing so well; he’s out of shape and low on cash. Frank needs a partner. Frank needs ex-hairdresser and people-person Lu (Jo Joyner). 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 that all is not as peaceful as it seems in their pretty theater town — the mayor is murdered, vengeful lovers stalk the streets, and a magician’s trick fatally misfires. Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon, where low life criminals get caught up in deliciously high drama!

Season 3 Comes to CPTV

Season 3 of Shakespeare & Hathaway comes to CPTV Thursdays at 8:45 p.m. beginning June 18, 2020.

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!

Episodes include:

  • “How the Rogue Roar’d” – When Frank and Lu are hired to help close down an old bingo hall, Frank is surprised to find an old nemesis at work. But what is he really up to?
  • “See Thyself, Devil!” – When a washed-up rock star thinks the Devil is trying to kill him, Frank and Lu find themselves in a race to uncover the truth before the killer strikes again.
  • “The Sticking Place” – Long-buried secrets are unearthed when Frank and Lu come to the aid of a community of allotment holders who are being threatened with eviction.
  • “A Serpent’s Tooth” – After a fatal accident in a carpet warehouse, the youngest daughter of a carpet king hires Frank and Lu to investigate her own sisters.
  • “Thy Fury Spent” – A simple missing persons case takes a dramatic turn as Frank and Lu find themselves in the middle of a dispute over the opening of a new Shakespeare center.
  • “Reputation, Reputation, Reputation!” – Frank and Lu enter the competitive world of hairdressing and find themselves combing through a tangled web of backstabbing and deceit.
  • “Best Beware My Sting” – An energy tycoon hires Frank and Lu to keep an eye on his wayward eldest daughter and oversee the wedding of his youngest daughter.
  • “All That Glisters” – Frank and Lu find themselves puzzling through the world of enigmatology as they become podcasters investigating a mysterious 20-year-old car accident.
  • “O Thou Invisible Spirit of Wine” – When paranormal activity is reported in a Tudor pub, old family feuds are brought to a head and it looks like Frank and Lu have another mystery on their hands.
  • “Teach Me, Dear Creature” – Frank and Lu delve into the ultra-competitive world of private tutoring, and Sebastian encounters an old RADA mate.

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