The BEST episodes of Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators

Every episode of Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators!

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.

Last Updated: 2/24/2024Network: BBC OneStatus: Continuing
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Too Cold for Hell
star
8.00
97 votes

#1 - Too Cold for Hell

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/8/2019

Tracking a local conman, Frank and Lu make some unlikely allies when they encounter a pair of deadly gangsters.

Directors: Darcia Martin
Writer: Jude Tindall
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Some Cupid Kills
star
7.67
40 votes

#2 - Some Cupid Kills

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/22/2022

When investigating a death at a Shakespeare-for-hire agency, Frank and Lu discover there's more backstabbing and tragedy behind the scenes.

Directors: John Maidens
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Hunger for Bread
star
7.64
44 votes

#3 - Hunger for Bread

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/18/2022

Lu infiltrates a local slimming club to uncover their secrets, but she gets more than she bargained for when she realises her sister is a member.

Directors: Piotr Szkopiak
Writer: Fiona Evans
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And Rarest Parts
star
7.62
45 votes

#4 - And Rarest Parts

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/23/2022

Frank and Lu investigate a case of paranormal activity when they're approached by a wealthy member of the local trainspotting community.

Directors: Piotr Szkopiak
Writer: Rex Obano
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This Rough Magic
star
7.61
113 votes

#5 - This Rough Magic

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/1/2018

Frank and Lu investigate mysterious goings-on when a woman dies in a magic trick gone gruesomely wrong.

Writer: Kit Lambert
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In My Memory Lock'd
star
7.60
73 votes

#6 - In My Memory Lock'd

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/6/2019

When an amnesiac wanders into their lives, Frank and Lu must work out what happened to him.

Directors: Darcia Martin
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This Cursed Hand
star
7.58
78 votes

#7 - This Cursed Hand

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/27/2019

A missing person's case turns to murder as Frank and Lu investigate the disappearance of an Eastern European oligarch.

Directors: Paul Gibson
Writer: David Semple
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The Sticking Place
star
7.56
55 votes

#8 - The Sticking Place

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/5/2020

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.

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Time Decays
star
7.56
48 votes

#9 - Time Decays

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/24/2022

An idyllic Shakespeare walk soon turns to disaster when one of the walkers is murdered and Frank becomes the prime suspect.

Directors: Ian Barber
Writer: Tony Walton
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Exit, Pursued by a Bear
star
7.54
94 votes

#10 - Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/5/2018

Frank and Lu investigate death threats made against a former soap star who is about to stage her return to the limelight.

Directors: Ian Barber
Writer: Jeff Povey
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Ill Met by Moonlight
star
7.53
88 votes

#11 - Ill Met by Moonlight

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/9/2018

Frank and Lu must recover a precious jewel and a rebellious teenager before midnight strikes at Lady Bede's end-of-summer ball.

Directors: Piotr Szkopiak
Writer: Kit Lambert
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O Brave New World
star
7.51
174 votes

#12 - O Brave New World

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/26/2018

Frank Hathaway finds an unlikely partner in Lu Shakespeare when the pair are thrown together to catch a killer and clear Lu's name.

Directors: Piotr Szkopiak
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The Envious Court
star
7.50
74 votes

#13 - The Envious Court

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/7/2019

Frank and Lu investigate a death threat at Runningbrook, an exclusive tennis club which hides a toxic threat.

Directors: Paul Gibson
Writer: Kit Lambert
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No More Cakes and Ale
star
7.49
99 votes

#14 - No More Cakes and Ale

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/1/2019

In a race against the clock, Frank and Lu must track down a vital witness in a crown court trial.

Directors: Gill Wilkinson
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Toil and Trouble
star
7.49
102 votes

#15 - Toil and Trouble

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/2/2018

Lu and Frank try to exonerate local criminal Billy after the mayor is murdered in the dead of night.

Directors: Piotr Szkopiak
Writer: Kit Lambert
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Too Much of Water
star
7.48
48 votes

#16 - Too Much of Water

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/16/2022

It’s not all plain sailing when Frank and Lu are hired to look into the drowning of a former Miss Stratford-upon-Avon, as they begin to uncover the beauty queen’s dark past.

Directors: Paul Gibson
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The Fairest Show Means Most Deceit
star
7.48
92 votes

#17 - The Fairest Show Means Most Deceit

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/6/2018

A workplace compensation claim is not as straightforward as it first seems, and Frank is sceptical when a long-lost relative tracks him down.

Directors: Piotr Szkopiak
Writer: Dan Muirden
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Most Wicked Speed
star
7.47
45 votes

#18 - Most Wicked Speed

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/17/2022

When an American PI is arrested for murder, Frank and Lu are drawn into the world of motors in search of a valuable muscle car and are taken for a ride by some shifty characters.

Directors: Ian Barber
Writer: Ed Sellek
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This Promised End
star
7.47
129 votes

#19 - This Promised End

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/28/2018

Frank and Lu race against the clock when an undertaker is given only 24 hours to live by two mysterious hitmen.

Writer: Lol Fletcher
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The Rascal Cook
star
7.45
93 votes

#20 - The Rascal Cook

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/8/2018

Frank and Lu feel the heat in the kitchen when they investigate a campaign of culinary sabotage.

Directors: Richard Signy
Writer: Kit Lambert
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The Chameleon's Dish
star
7.45
94 votes

#21 - The Chameleon's Dish

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/7/2018

Frank and Lu struggle to protect a troubled teen who suffers from nightmarish premonitions of murder.

Directors: Richard Signy
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Teach Me, Dear Creature
star
7.44
57 votes

#22 - Teach Me, Dear Creature

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/14/2020

Frank and Lu delve into the ultra-competitive world of private tutoring, while a reunion with an old RADA mate presents Sebastian with a choice about his future which could change everything for the agency.

Directors: Paul Gibson
Writer: Dan Muirden
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The Chimes at Midnight
star
7.43
156 votes

#23 - The Chimes at Midnight

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/27/2018

When a stressed care home owner falls to her death, Frank and Lu encounter hapless care assistants and surprisingly spirited geriatrics.

Directors: Ian Barber
Writer: David Semple
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Die We Must
star
7.42
40 votes

#24 - Die We Must

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/21/2022

Frank and Lu are hired to look for a missing manuscript from dystopian sci-fi author Greg Alban.

Writer: James Cary
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If Music Be the Food of Love
star
7.41
46 votes

#25 - If Music Be the Food of Love

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/15/2022

Frank and Lu enter the competitive world of ballroom dancing, brimming with passion and jealousy, and learn the dangers of falling in love with your dance partner.

Writer: Karen Laws
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