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Upstart Crow (2016)

15 Comedy 30m

Overview

Comedy about the life and times of William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London, whilst also trying to balance life as a husband and father for his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.

  1. Ben Elton

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. David Mitchell

    David Mitchell

    Will Shakespeare

    18 Episodes

  2. Liza Tarbuck

    Liza Tarbuck

    Anne Hathaway

    18 Episodes

  3. Paula Wilcox

    Paula Wilcox

    Mary Arden

    18 Episodes

  4. Harry Enfield

    Harry Enfield

    John Shakespeare

    18 Episodes

  5. Helen Monks

    Helen Monks

    Susannah

    18 Episodes

  6. Mark Heap

    Mark Heap

    Sir Robert Greene

    18 Episodes

  7. Gemma Whelan

    Gemma Whelan

    Kate

    18 Episodes

  8. Steve Speirs

    Steve Speirs

    Burbage

    18 Episodes

  9. Dominic Coleman

    Dominic Coleman

    Condell

    18 Episodes

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Last Season

Upstart Crow

Series 3

2018 | 6 Episodes

With a family in Stratford and his theatre company in London, the Bard is burning the candle at both ends in series three. His teenage daughter Sue is as stroppy as ever, best mate Kit Marlowe is in danger, and neighbour Kate is desperate to be an actress – despite the fact it’s still illegal for women to do anything interesting. Meanwhile, Will has been working on his masterpiece, Hamlet. Pity everyone think it’s a comedy. Love potions are sweeping through Stratford and there’s something a little off about Love’s Labour’s Licked.

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Upstart Crow
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Facts

Status Returning Series

Network

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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