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SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY-PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS: The Envious Court

 Mark Benton as Frank Hathaway, Jemma Moore as Rose Lin in a scene from SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY-PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS "The Envious Court."
Courtesy of Gary Moyes / BBC Studios 2019
Mark Benton as Frank Hathaway, Jemma Moore as Rose Lin in a scene from SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY-PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS "The Envious Court."

Airs Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2

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

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.

Simon Shepherd as Frederick Greenwood, Julia Deakin as Genevieve Shakespeare, Jo Joyner as Lu Shakespeare, Mark Benton as Frank Hathaway in a scene from SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY-PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS "The Envious Court."
Courtesy of Gary Moyes / BBC Studios 2019
Simon Shepherd as Frederick Greenwood, Julia Deakin as Genevieve Shakespeare, Jo Joyner as Lu Shakespeare, Mark Benton as Frank Hathaway in a scene from SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY-PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS "The Envious Court."

Lu, preoccupied with revision for her impending PI exam, takes an immediate dislike to Frederick, and with staff security codes incriminating surly gardener Adam Oldknow, bitter ex-tennis pro Rose Lin, and ladies' man club captain Orlan Rowlands, our detectives have their work cut out for them.

Julian Moore-Cooke as Orlan Rowland in a scene from SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY-PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS "The Envious Court."
Courtesy of Gary Moyes / BBC Studios 2019
Julian Moore-Cooke as Orlan Rowland in a scene from SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY-PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS "The Envious Court."

But when the club's mascot costume is found stabbed with a ransom note demanding £100,000, and Orlan is poisoned during the club's Battle of the Sexes match, the case takes a turn for the deadly.

Simon Shepherd as Frederick Greenwood, Julia Deakin as Genevieve Shakespeare, Jo Joyner as Lu Shakespeare, Julian Moore-Cooke as Orlan Rowland, Mark Benton as Frank Hathaway in a scene from SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY-PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS "The Envious Court."
Courtesy of Gary Moyes / BBC Studios 2019
Simon Shepherd as Frederick Greenwood, Julia Deakin as Genevieve Shakespeare, Jo Joyner as Lu Shakespeare, Julian Moore-Cooke as Orlan Rowland, Mark Benton as Frank Hathaway in a scene from SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY-PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS "The Envious Court."

Will the blackmailer be discovered, and at what cost for Lu? Will she make her exam in time and finally qualify as a PI?

Find out on "The Envious Court."

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Credits:

From BBC Studios. Created by Paul Matthew Thompson and Jude Tindal. Producer: Ella Kelly. Starring Mark Benton and Jo Joyner.