Frank Hathaway, a hardboiled private investigator, and his rookie sidekick Lu Shakespeare form the unlikeliest of partnerships as they investigate the secrets of rural Warwickshire's residents.
Beneath the picturesque charm lies a hotbed of mystery and intrigue: extramarital affairs, celebrity stalkers, missing police informants, care home saboteurs, rural rednecks and murderous magicians, embezzling accountants and abducted au pairs, blackmail, comp claims and custody cases, all-night stake-outs and professional hits. Our odd couple of detectives will put the world to rights as they snoop and pry. They disagree on almost everything, yet somehow, together, they make a surprisingly effective team. Although they would never admit it.
- imDb Rating: 7.5 (1,265 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
An oddball couple of private detectives named Luella Shakespeare and Frank Hathaway investigate crime in Stratford-upon-Avon.
- Rated: Not Rated
- Released: 26 Feb 2018
- Runtime: 45 min
- Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
- Director: N/A
- Writer: Paul Matthew Thompson, Jude Tindall
- Actors: Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga
- Language: English
- Country: UK
- Awards: N/A
- Total Seasons: 1
Too Cold for Hell
Episode 2x10; Mar 08, 2019
Tracking a local conman, Frank and Lu make some unlikely allies when they encounter a pair of deadly gangsters.
2x10: Too Cold for Hell
2x9: The Envious Court
2x8: In My Memory Lock'd
2x7: Nothing Will Come of Nothing
2x6: The Offered Fallacy
2x5: No More Cakes and Ale
2x4: Beware the Ides of March
2x3: This Cursed Hand
2x2: The Play's the Thing
Mark Benton as Frank Hathaway
Jo Joyner as Luella Shakespeare
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||O Brave New World||2018-02-26||45||
Frank Hathaway finds an unlikely partner in Lu Shakespeare when the pair are thrown together to catch a killer and clear Lu's name.
|2||2||The Chimes at Midnight||2018-02-27||45||
When a stressed care home owner falls to her death, Frank and Lu encounter hapless care assistants and surprisingly spirited geriatrics.
|3||3||This Promised End||2018-02-28||45||
Frank and Lu race against the clock when an undertaker is given only 24 hours to live by two mysterious hitmen.
|4||4||This Rough Magic||2018-03-01||45||
Frank and Lu investigate mysterious goings-on when a woman dies in a magic trick gone gruesomely wrong.
|5||5||Toil and Trouble||2018-03-02||45||
Lu and Frank try to exonerate local criminal Billy after the mayor is murdered in the dead of night.
|6||6||Exit, Pursued by a Bear||2018-03-05||45||
Frank and Lu investigate death threats made against a former soap star who is about to stage her return to the limelight.
|7||7||The Fairest Show Means Most Deceit||2018-03-06||45||
A workplace compensation claim is not as straightforward as it first seems, and Frank is sceptical when a long-lost relative tracks him down.
|8||8||The Chameleon's Dish||2018-03-07||45||
Frank and Lu struggle to protect a troubled teen who suffers from nightmarish premonitions of murder.
|9||9||The Rascal Cook||2018-03-08||45||
Frank and Lu feel the heat in the kitchen when they investigate a campaign of culinary sabotage.
|10||10||Ill Met by Moonlight||2018-03-09||45||
Frank and Lu must recover a precious jewel and a rebellious teenager before midnight strikes at Lady Bede's end-of-summer ball.
|Mark Benton||as Frank Hathaway|
|Jo Joyner||as Luella Shakespeare|
|Executive Producer||Will Trotter|
|Creator||Paul Matthew Thompson|
|Casting Director||Julia Crampsie|
|Casting Director||John Cannon|
|Line Producer||Fiona Black|
|Casting Director||Gemma Hancock|