‘Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators’ commissioned for a second series

For Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators, the Series 1 combination of exceptional audience feedback and widespread critical acclaim can only mean one thing. A second series, obviously. It didn’t hurt either that the series provided the biggest drama launch for the channel’s weekday schedules since Father Brown in 2013 in addition to securing a place in the […]

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‘Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators’ tops drama offerings at BBC Showcase

The newest daytime detective effort from Will Trotter, creator of Father Brown and The Coroner, throws together the unlikely pair of hardboiled private investigator Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) with ex-hair dresser and people person turned private investigator trainee, Lu Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). The series, which premieres in the coming week on BBC1, was screened on Day 2 of […]

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BBC commissioner signs ‘The Coroner’ death certificate after two series

For two quality series, Claire Goose and Matt Bardock have done their best to make the town of Lighthaven in south Devon safe for residents and visitors alike. Goose starred as Jane Kennedy, a single mum/coroner who returns to her hometown to investigate murders alongside former childhood sweetheart Detective Sergeant Davey Higgins (Bardock) in two series […]

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Q & A with The Coroner’s Claire Goose and Matt Bardock

Recently, Tellyspotting had the great good fortune to sit down with The Coroner Executive Producer Will Trotter and the two main stars of the series, Claire Goose (solicitor/coroner, Jane Kennedy) and Matt Bardock (DS Davey Higgins). Yesterday, we chatted with Trotter and today we sit down with Claire and Matt less than a day before the series 2 premiere Monday at 1415 […]

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Q & A with Will Trotter, ‘The Coroner’ EP

In America, ‘daytime dramas’ have always been called ‘soaps’ and largely said with a bit of a snicker when talking about them to others. More often than not, ‘soaps’ are considered guilty pleasures in the States where viewers find it difficult to admit that they know that Tracy Quartermaine’s life was saved by Dr. Marcus […]

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