Shakespeare And Hathaway
Saturday, abc, 7.30pm
This British detective drama airs in the UK in the afternoons, so you can guess what kind of fare it is. Lightweight and entertaining, clichés are embraced and absurd situations abound. Unless you want hard-hitting drama, there’s not much to dislike about Shakespeare & Hathaway. There are no dark plots: instead, you can breeze through each episode while admiring the delightful scenery. In “This Promised End”, undertaker Peter Quintus (Richard Lumsden) and his wife lead an idyllic, quiet life. So, it’s more than a shock when two hit men arrive, informing Peter that he has just 24 hours to live after an undisclosed misdemeanour.