Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators

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2018X-RayTV-PG
A hardboiled PI and his rookie sidekick form the unlikeliest of partnerships as they investigate the inhabitants of rural Warwickshire and their secrets.
Starring
Amber AgarJo JoynerMark Benton
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. O Brave New World
    February 25, 2018
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Frank Hathaway finds an unlikely partner in Lu Shakespeare when the pair try to catch a killer and clear Lu's name.
  2. 2. The Chimes at Midnight
    February 26, 2018
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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
    February 27, 2018
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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
    February 28, 2018
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Frank and Lu investigate mysterious goings-on when a woman dies in a magic trick gone gruesomely wrong.
  5. 5. Toil and Trouble
    March 1, 2018
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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
    March 4, 2018
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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
    March 5, 2018
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A workplace compensation claim is not as straightforward as it first seems, and Frank is skeptical when a long-lost relative tracks him down.
  8. 8. Ill Met By Moonlight
    March 6, 2018
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Frank and Lu must recover a precious jewel and a rebellious teenager before midnight strikes at Lady Bede's end-of-summer ball.
  9. 9. The Rascal Cook
    March 7, 2018
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Frank and Lu feel the heat in the kitchen when they investigate a campaign of culinary sabotage.
  10. 10. The Chameleon's Dish
    March 8, 2018
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English, English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Frank and Lu struggle to protect a troubled teen who suffers from nightmarish premonitions of murder.

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Directors
Carolina Giammetta
Supporting actors
Patrick Walshe McBride
Producers
Will TrotterElla Kelly
Season year
2018
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FroglegsReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Yay! Another Fun Brit Show!
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Edit: Still love it but please know Episodes 2 and 5 are switched in the Prime streaming version. Also- Ep. 2 captions are wonky- hoping that will be fixed soon!
Other than those two issues I'm SO glad this came to the US! We watched the UK dvd version last year and really enjoyed this lighthearted crime show. To kick the show off: Jo Joyner's (hair dresser) character, Lu Shakespeare, hires Mark Benton's character (grouchy ex-cop cum private eye), Frank Hathaway, to check out her fiance. Warned off by Frank, Lu rashly proceeds with the wedding but things quickly go south for her. Fast forward, Lu decides to buy into the P.I. biz infusing much needed cash and goofy charm into the business and Frank Hathaway's life. The new partners solve crimes along with their snarky 'out of work actor' office assistant in the Bard's own medieval Stratford-upon-Avon!
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Jahmen Myst aka Jahman MystReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cute and well done detective mysteries
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My wife asked me is she should buy it. I had thought it was just good enough to own and have for later.
She likes it more than I do I think. There were a few episodes I thought were really bad. Too Stupid for my taste, but still cute and well done given the writing. I guess that says a lot for the character actors who have to make it work.
When the writing does work, it does so extremely well and the episodes are funny and tremndoiusly entertaining.
SO, one can overlook a few duds. Oh and again, I liked how the characters are normal looking people.
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Mark TReviewed in the United States on October 10, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Its hard to find good clean fun these days, but this is that.
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Another reviewer mentioned Remington Steele. I have that series also. This show also reminds me somewhat of Private Eyes without the 14-year-old going into Adult clubs and that is perfectly fine and shouldn't be frowned upon. No worries that a teen blind girl is in a place average folks would be concerned about. Maybe the reason you needed a VPN to catch the third season. Shakespeare and Hathaway, on the other hand, is just good fun and nice scenery. Not to much propaganda. The third person is most likely gay , but they are not throwing it at you or militant making statements about the injustices of life. Was kind of amusing when Shakespeare just kind of took over and Hathaway doesnt even get his name on the door first and she has the two of them at her beck and call. We like Hallmark and all , but this is a very nice much needed break. Bought the first and will buy the second season as we get to it.
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Library ladyReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Do not buy this if you need closed captioning!!
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This series seems cute, but episode two was a washout for me. The closed captions were for a different show so I couldn’t read the correct words and with my hearing loss I couldn’t understand what was being said. I would return it if I could but since I bought it, I’m not sure how to do that. Tried calling Amazon who sent me to Directv whose operative couldn’t understand me not I her! Extremely frustrating. Will not be buying anymore of this series because somewhere down the line will be the words to the episode I bought on a different episode.
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ExcelsiorReviewed in the United States on September 30, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes, these guys are fun
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I love mystery and I love to laugh. I deal with mishaps and body fluids at work so I don't want too be given more and more grisly murders with terribly gross camera angles to look at. Yes there are murders but these guys make jokes ala the doctors in the MASH series where that was all they could do in the circumstances. Yes this is life but we can root out the murderer and enjoy it.
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Michele HarrisReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect for older adults
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My Mom really enjoyed this. She is 92 and it reminded her of Murder she wrote. I would say it was a cross between that and Father brown.
5 people found this helpful
Toni Ann MistrettaReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great britcom
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Funny, interesting, goofy not gory!
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raemackReviewed in the United States on June 7, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
New favorite show!
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Absolutely love this show, second season was even better that the first. Hoping there will be a season 3!!!
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