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Shakespeare and Hathaway: Season 1

Shakespeare and Hathaway: Season 1

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Private inspector Frank Hathaway has always worked alone. However, Frank is not doing so well. He is out of shape and low on cash. Frank needs a partner. Frank needs exhairdresser and people-person Lu. He just does not know it yet. The two eventually join forces and form a highly unlikely and hugely entertaining detecting duo. Frank and Lu quickly discover that not all is as peaceful as it seems in their pretty theatre 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 from the BBC.
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Private inspector Frank Hathaway has always worked alone. Only Frank isn’t doing so well. He might have a brilliant instinct when it comes to solving crime, but he’s also out of shape and low on cash. Frank needs a partner. Frank needs ex-hairdresser and people-person Lu. 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 all is not as peaceful as it seems in this pretty theatre town. Vengeful lovers stalk the streets, the mayor is murdered and a magician’s trick fatally misfires. Frank and Lu must learn to trust each other, especially since their actor-receptionist is far too busy learning his lines. Welcome to the birthplace of the Bard – where fact is stranger than fiction and low life criminals get caught up in deliciously high drama.

Episodes:
EPISODE 1 - A BRAVE NEW WORLD
Things aren’t looking good for ex-cop Frank Hathaway: his detective agency is in dire financial straits and cases are thin on the ground. So when a sobbing Lu Shakespeare appears in his office, he sees a solution to his cash flow worries

EPISODE 2 - THE CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT
When ominous noises on the roof startle Dora Bentley in the middle of the night she panics and calls out for help. Brusque care home owner Penelope Pincott dismisses her concerns - it was only a bad dream and she’s far more concerned with the mysterious power cuts and inexplicable cockroach infestations.

EPISODE 3 - THIS PROMISED END
Undertaker Peter Quintus leads a quiet and unassuming life with his loving wife Anne. So when he’s visited one morning by two mysterious hitmen who inform him he has just 24 hours to live because of an undisclosed misdemeanour he goes into a tailspin. Mr R. and Mr G. refuse to give details, but assure Peter they will return tomorrow so he must put his affairs in order.

EPISODE 4 - THIS ROUGH MAGIC
Old school magician, Lawrence Pross, is in the midst of his grand finale when tragedy strikes and his unlucky volunteer is fatally trapped in his medieval iron maiden. Accused of involuntary manslaughter, Lawrence is reduced to performing cheap tricks to passing tourists. His daughter Maggie doesn’t believe the trick was faulty and convinces Lawrence to enlist Frank and Lu.

EPISODE 5 - TOIL AND TROUBLE
When the Mayor of Arden is discovered murdered in his isolated cottage suspicion falls on local criminal, Billy the Brick Porters, but he’s nowhere to be found. DI Marlowe is straight on to Frank’s case: she knows Frank and Billy have history – where would he go to hide out?

EPISODE 6 - EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR
It’s a slow day in the office for Frank and Lu until a hysterical Sally Balthasar flies into the office in a whirlwind of tears – they have to help her, someone’s threatening her and she simply cannot perform under these conditions. Sally reveals she’s in town staging her new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet but someone’s left a menacing message on her hotel room window.

EPISODE 7 - THE FAIREST SHOW MEANS MOST DECEIT
At the detective agency, Frank is ambushed by larger than life American, Martin, who claims to be Frank’s long lost uncle, but Frank chucks him out the office – he knows a conman when he sees one! It’s another day, another workplace injury compensation claim for Frank and Lu. Diana and her husband Leon, owners of an upmarket gift shop, suspect employee Lola of making a false compensation claim and need Lu and Frank to prove it.

EPISODE 8 - THE CHAMELEON'S DISH
Awkward teen, Hamish, is plagued with a recurring dream in which he sees the body of a murdered woman but always wakes up before he can learn anything more. He can’t quite work it out, but he’s pretty sure it’s a premonition – he’s terrified he’s going to do something awful, and he needs Frank and Lu to tail him over the weekend and keep him out of trouble.

EPISODE 9 - THE RASCAL COOK
When a dead rat makes an unwelcome appearance on Hiverna restaurant’s menu on their most important evening, head chef Len Tekler is beyond furious – someone is trying to stop him winning Arden Restaurant of the Year and he wants to know who. He calls in in Frank and Lu, but they’re unable to crack the case before the saboteur strikes again - causing a nasty bout of food poisoning leading to Hiverna’s closure.

EPISODE 10 - ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT
An almighty crash in the middle of the night alarms Lady Tania. On investigation she discovers her rebellious daughter, Mia, is missing along with a precious necklace. Frustrated with her wayward daughter and distraught at the loss of her beloved necklace Lady Bede summons Frank and Lu to her stately home. Upon arrival the pair spots a crew of workers led by the charismatic Ron Greenvale preparing for the annual Autumn Equinox Ball.

Additional Information
Format: DVD
Genre: Mystery
Run Time: 7 1/2 hours
Number of Discs: 2
Region: Region 1
UPC Code : 883929629558
Cast: • STARRING •
MARK BENTON as Frank Hathaway
JO JOYNER as Lu Shakespeare
PATRICK WALSHE McBRIDE as Sebastian Brudenell
AMBER AGA as DI Marlowe
• STORY CONSULTANTS •
PAUL MATTHEW THOMPSON, JUDE TINDALL
• DIRECTORS •
PIOTR SZKOPIAK, CAROLINA GIAMMETTA, IAN BARBER, RICHARD SIGNY
• PRODUCER •
ELLA KELLY
• EXECUTIVE PRODUCER •
WILL TROTTER
Editorial Reviews: “Two much-loved TV faces starring in a smartly written 10-part crime drama with literary heritage and a picture-postcard setting. What’s not to like?”
Telegraph
“It’s worth setting the recorder for this one”
Mail
“Well acted, nicely written – with decent jokes – and beautifully shot”
Express
Episodes: 10 Episodes
Number of Discs: 2 Discs
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