For Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) and Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner), they are just where we left them, continuing to solve crimes in Stratford-Upon-Avon assisted by
Sebastian Brudenell (Patrick Walshe McBride). Though Frank has a nice new haircut, given to him by former hairdresser Luella!
There is a change this series – Christina Marlowe (Amber Agar) isn’t in. She’s been promoted to special task force, and Joe Keeler (Tomos Eames) has got her old job!
This gives a different dynamic, as while Frank and Christina had a close, if awkward, bond, Frank and Joe just don’t much care for one another, so Joe is a lot less keen on helping out than Christina was.
However, while Joe has taken Christina’s place in one sense, the space left for a new regular character has been taken by, well, a new regular character. P.C Viola Deacon (Yasmin Kaur Barn) who is friends with Sebastian.
But other than that, the series continues as it has done. Expect lots of Shakespeare references!
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