Upstart Crow. Will Shakespeare (David Mitchell). Copyright: BBC.

Upstart Crow

BBC Two sitcom about William Shakespeare. 20 episodes (3 series), 2016 - 2018. Stars David Mitchell, Rob Rouse, Gemma Whelan, Liza Tarbuck and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Friday 1st November at 3:20am.

Upstart Crow. Image shows from L to R: Sir Robert Greene (Mark Heap), Bottom (Rob Rouse), Kate (Gemma Whelan), Will Shakespeare (David Mitchell), Marlowe (Tim Downie), Otello (Steve Toussaint). Copyright: BBC.

Series 2, Episode 1 - The Green-Eyed Monster

An African Prince is in town and Will decides that befriending him is the perfect opportunity to make his way into smarter social circles. But somebody is trying to turn Prince Otello against him.

Broadcast details

Monday 11th September 2017
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Mitchell Will Shakespeare
    Rob Rouse Bottom
    Gemma Whelan Kate
    Liza Tarbuck Anne Hathaway
    Harry Enfield John Shakespeare
    Paula Wilcox Mary Arden
    Helen Monks Susanna
    Tim Downie Marlowe
    Mark Heap Sir Robert Greene
    Guest cast
    Steve Toussaint Otello
    Writing team
    Ben Elton Writer
    Production team
    Richard Boden Director
    Gareth Edwards Producer
    Chris Sussman Executive Producer
    Jake Bernard Editor
    Julian Fullalove Production Designer
    Alex Beverly Production Designer
    Catherine Willis Casting Director
    Leah Archer Costume Designer
    Vanessa White Make-up Designer
    Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
    Grant Olding Composer
    Paul Mottram Composer

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