Shakespeare and Hathaway: Season 2

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  • The highly unlikely and hugely entertaining detective duo are back on the case. They’re working in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The streets are picturesque, thronging with tourists – and positively crammed with cunning criminals, tricksters and fraudsters. The local tennis club is a picture of middle class good manners, yet foul play festers behind the scenes. A pedigree pooch disappears overnight and the personal trainer and stylist emerge as prime suspects. Fraud, extortion, vice, identity theft and corruption all lurk beneath the surface of this seemingly lovely location. Frank and Lu must learn to trust each other, even if they don’t always like each other. Welcome to the birthplace of the Bard, where fact is stranger than fiction and low life criminals get caught up in deliciously high drama.


  • EPISODE 1 - Outrageous Fortune

    Lawyer George Gonzalo seeks out Frank and Lu to help a client with a difference - he's got four paws
    and is worth his weight in gold. Mongrel Tim, heir to the late Theodore Athenaeus' vast shipping
    fortune, has run away from his life of luxury at the opulent Miranda Park. With the promise of a
    £25,000 reward for his safe recovery, Frank and Lu vow to suss out where, and why, Tim would flee.



    EPISODE 2 - The Play's the Thing

    Adrian Messenger, creator of The Legends of Engelworld, successfully controls the loves and lives of
    his LARP characters, but struggles with his own; he suspects wife Maggie, aka Queen Margaret, of
    having an affair with the Duke of Yorcastria, aka Major Tony Suffolk, and employs Frank and Lu to
    find proof. Undercover in the game, our PIs witness a devastated Maggie threatening to kill Tony
    when he breaks things off.


    EPISODE 3 - This Cursed Hand

    Failed actor Harold Hamworthy has a penchant for mischief and hogging the limelight, but when he
    absconds with Sebastian's tourists during a Shakespearean ghost walk, something finally upstages
    him - in the form of a dismembered human hand. Harold finds himself in hot water when sinister
    figures Alek and Dimitri try to snatch the hand, but he manages to give them the slip.


    EPISODE 4 - Beware the Ides of March

    When a falling studio light nearly kills Julienne Fortby live on air during psychic TV show, The Fortby
    Sisters, the horrified psychic visits Frank and Lu - someone's trying to kill her. Frank's sceptical of the
    medium, although Lu's impressed when Julienne gets a "message" from her late grandmother.



    EPISODE 5 - No More Cakes and Ale

    Late one night at Touchstone Farm, farmer Eddie Dogberry's violently assaulted when he accosts
    three thieves attempting to steal his quad bike. The thieves leave Eddie for dead, witnessed by bag
    lady, Cynthia Sly, concealed in a haystack... 6 months later Portia Montgomery, Solicitor Advocate,
    visits Frank and Lu with a plea for help. She's defending Ant Donohue in court for burglary and
    assault of Eddie Dogberry.


    EPISODE 6 - The Offered Fallacy

    Arden Constabulary's inundated with complaints about con-artists doing the rounds - and there's
    something familiar about the duo. At HQ, Frank and Lu haven't had any new clients in over a week,
    although Sebastian's inundated with complaints. Relieved to finally have a client, Frank and Lu visit
    Emelia Merchant about her missing husband, but she seems to think they've met before...


    EPISODE 7 - Nothing Will Come of Nothing

    Devastatingly handsome compulsive gambler Lorenzo Foyle's luck may have run out - watching a
    spinning roulette wheel land on black, he manically laughs that he's a dead man. 3 days later,
    Lorenzo's pregnant wife, Ava, approaches Frank and Lu, desperate to find him. Frank wonders
    whether Lorenzo, who owes money all over town, has left her, but Ava's adamant he was excited at
    the prospect of fatherhood.


    EPISODE 8 - In My Memory Lock'd

    Bored during a stake-out, Frank and Lu spot a befuddled-looking man with a head wound wandering
    the streets; when questioned, the man hasn't a clue who he is. When DI Marlowe can't offer much
    help, Frank and Lu set out to discover his identity.


    EPISODE 9 - The Envious Court

    When Runningbrook Tennis Club's owner Frederick Greenwood, new beau of Lu's mother
    Genevieve, receives a death threat, he hires Frank and a reluctant Lu to find the culprit and go
    undercover as potential new members.


    EPISODE 10 - Too Cold For Hell

    Newlyweds Anthony and Bianca Percy's new home dreams turn to nightmares on moving day when
    their removal men abscond with all their worldly goods. Frank and Lu are hired to track down the
    felons who've been giving Arden Constabulary the run around and operating under a variety of
    aliases; our PIs respond to a newspaper ad for 'Florian Fortescue' and pose as a warring separated
    couple to catch the perpetrators.

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    EPISODE 1 - Outrageous Fortune

    Lawyer George Gonzalo seeks out Frank and Lu to help a client with a difference - he's got four paws
    and is worth his weight in gold. Mongrel Tim, heir to the late Theodore Athenaeus' vast shipping
    fortune, has run away from his life of luxury at the opulent Miranda Park. With the promise of a
    £25,000 reward for his safe recovery, Frank and Lu vow to suss out where, and why, Tim would flee.



    EPISODE 2 - The Play's the Thing

    Adrian Messenger, creator of The Legends of Engelworld, successfully controls the loves and lives of
    his LARP characters, but struggles with his own; he suspects wife Maggie, aka Queen Margaret, of
    having an affair with the Duke of Yorcastria, aka Major Tony Suffolk, and employs Frank and Lu to
    find proof. Undercover in the game, our PIs witness a devastated Maggie threatening to kill Tony
    when he breaks things off.


    EPISODE 3 - This Cursed Hand

    Failed actor Harold Hamworthy has a penchant for mischief and hogging the limelight, but when he
    absconds with Sebastian's tourists during a Shakespearean ghost walk, something finally upstages
    him - in the form of a dismembered human hand. Harold finds himself in hot water when sinister
    figures Alek and Dimitri try to snatch the hand, but he manages to give them the slip.


    EPISODE 4 - Beware the Ides of March

    When a falling studio light nearly kills Julienne Fortby live on air during psychic TV show, The Fortby
    Sisters, the horrified psychic visits Frank and Lu - someone's trying to kill her. Frank's sceptical of the
    medium, although Lu's impressed when Julienne gets a "message" from her late grandmother.



    EPISODE 5 - No More Cakes and Ale

    Late one night at Touchstone Farm, farmer Eddie Dogberry's violently assaulted when he accosts
    three thieves attempting to steal his quad bike. The thieves leave Eddie for dead, witnessed by bag
    lady, Cynthia Sly, concealed in a haystack... 6 months later Portia Montgomery, Solicitor Advocate,
    visits Frank and Lu with a plea for help. She's defending Ant Donohue in court for burglary and
    assault of Eddie Dogberry.


    EPISODE 6 - The Offered Fallacy

    Arden Constabulary's inundated with complaints about con-artists doing the rounds - and there's
    something familiar about the duo. At HQ, Frank and Lu haven't had any new clients in over a week,
    although Sebastian's inundated with complaints. Relieved to finally have a client, Frank and Lu visit
    Emelia Merchant about her missing husband, but she seems to think they've met before...


    EPISODE 7 - Nothing Will Come of Nothing

    Devastatingly handsome compulsive gambler Lorenzo Foyle's luck may have run out - watching a
    spinning roulette wheel land on black, he manically laughs that he's a dead man. 3 days later,
    Lorenzo's pregnant wife, Ava, approaches Frank and Lu, desperate to find him. Frank wonders
    whether Lorenzo, who owes money all over town, has left her, but Ava's adamant he was excited at
    the prospect of fatherhood.


    EPISODE 8 - In My Memory Lock'd

    Bored during a stake-out, Frank and Lu spot a befuddled-looking man with a head wound wandering
    the streets; when questioned, the man hasn't a clue who he is. When DI Marlowe can't offer much
    help, Frank and Lu set out to discover his identity.


    EPISODE 9 - The Envious Court

    When Runningbrook Tennis Club's owner Frederick Greenwood, new beau of Lu's mother
    Genevieve, receives a death threat, he hires Frank and a reluctant Lu to find the culprit and go
    undercover as potential new members.


    EPISODE 10 - Too Cold For Hell

    Newlyweds Anthony and Bianca Percy's new home dreams turn to nightmares on moving day when
    their removal men abscond with all their worldly goods. Frank and Lu are hired to track down the
    felons who've been giving Arden Constabulary the run around and operating under a variety of
    aliases; our PIs respond to a newspaper ad for 'Florian Fortescue' and pose as a warring separated
    couple to catch the perpetrators.