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.

Video Clips

Series 3 trailer

Welcome my lords, ladies and groundlings to the third series of Ben Elton's televisual comedie which starreth David Mitchell in a tale based on the life of William Shakespeare.

From Series 3. Featuring: David Mitchell (Will Shakespeare), Gemma Whelan (Kate).

In a nutshell

Shakespeare plans to introduce some inspired phrases into the English language.

Featuring: David Mitchell (Will Shakespeare), Rob Rouse (Bottom), Gemma Whelan (Kate).

Series 2 Trailer

David Mitchell return as William Shakespeare. Series 2 sees Will once again striving to make a name for himself.

From Series 2. Featuring: David Mitchell (Will Shakespeare), Liza Tarbuck (Anne Hathaway).

Decision time

Kate is having trouble choosing what to wear to look like a man.

From Series 1, Episode 6. Featuring: David Mitchell (Will Shakespeare), Rob Rouse (Bottom), Gemma Whelan (Kate).

A deathly plot at bedtime

Anne wonders if Will might be up for a spot of murder.

From Series 1, Episode 5. Featuring: David Mitchell (Will Shakespeare), Liza Tarbuck (Anne Hathaway).

Never off their books of Sonnets!

Will and Kate complain about Tudor teenagers.

From Series 1, Episode 4. Featuring: David Mitchell (Will Shakespeare), Rob Rouse (Bottom), Gemma Whelan (Kate).