Tamzin Outhwaite, Christopher Timothy, and Jim Moir are among the guest stars set to appear in the new series of 'Shakespeare and Hathaway'.

Tamzin Outhwaite

Tamzin Outhwaite

The former 'EastEnders' pair and the comedian - who is also known as Vic Reeves - will star in the third series of the BBC One daytime drama, which will return to BBC One on February 3rd, alongside Jo Joyner and Mark Benton, who will reprise their roles as private detectives Luella Shakespeare and Frank Hathaway.

Tamzin said: "I absolutely loved playing the feisty tiger mum Jessica in 'Shakespeare and Hathaway'!

"The script was great fun and the cast are a dream to work with."

Jim added: "It was one of my best acting experiences of last year, working with one of my best friends Mark Benton. And my new friend Jo Joyner."

Other guest stars include Ted Robbins, Sara Stewart and Sally Lindsay, who had great "fun" filming the show.

She said: "The most fun you can have in Stratford upon Avon in mid-December. Great story and lovely talented cast."

Ted added: "I was so delighted to be asked to appear on Shakespeare & Hathaway having worked with Jo Joyner in 'Ackley Bridge' and Mark Benton in CBBC's 'The Slammer' before.

"The role of both a bingo hall caller and murder suspect was novel to say the least, and I got to stay in Stratford-Upon-Avon - but I didn't manage to meet up with old William Shakespeare.

"All in all a 'Midsummer Night's Dream' of a job."

Series three will feature another 10 episodes of the show, and the whole series will be available on BBC iPlayer on February 3rd.