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.

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
Julian Fullalove Production Designer
Jake Bernard Editor
Alex Beverly Production Designer
Richard Boden Director
Gareth Edwards Producer
Chris Sussman Executive Producer
Grant Olding Composer
Paul Mottram Composer

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