Dave Kearns, managing director of one the country’s largest independent investigation agencies, whose Head Office is in Coventry has been advising the BBC with their new daytime drama, Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators about 2 private detectives who operate from Sheep Street in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Ex-Detective Inspector Frank Hathaway, played by Mark Benton of Waterloo Road and Early Doors, now a debt-laden private investigator, meets Luella Shakespeare, played by Jo Joyner of EastEnders, when she employs him to investigate the fiancé she met online. The two then team up to investigate crimes around the Stratford-upon-Avon countryside.
The show will be aired on BBC daytime TV is made up of 10 episodes and has been advised by Dave Kearns, Managing Director of Expert Investigations. Dave has worked with the scriptwriters, the actors and the production team in advising in various techniques and methods and advised on what the duo would realistically be able to achieve as investigators.
“It has been really great fun being involved in the process as clearly it gives a different element to my normal daily life of running the business. It has been wonderful to see how the script writers and actors have embraced what they have been advised to give the element of realism in the storylines. Going on to set is a fantastic opportunity to see the development from the script writer’s inception to final production filming.”Dave Kearns
Dave is a former Warwickshire Police Field Intelligence Detective whose Police life often found him liaising with Coventry colleagues and his company conducts commercial investigations across the country from their Head Office in Coventry and regional offices in London, Birmingham and Leeds.
Earlier this year his teams’ evidence was instrumental in the prison sentence of Wendy Dillingham who committed a £400,000 fraud from her Stratford on Avon employer.