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  • Star Crossed Lovers

    Comedy about William Shakespeare, written by Ben Elton. Will struggles to find inspiration for Romeo and Juliet, and deals with an annoying guest.

  • Star Crossed Lovers

    Comedy about William Shakespeare, written by Ben Elton. Will struggles to find inspiration for Romeo and Juliet, and deals with an annoying guest.

  • The Play's the Thing

    Tremendously clever sitcom starring David Mitchell as William Shakespeare. Will's controversial new play goes missing.

  • The Play's the Thing

    Tremendously clever sitcom starring David Mitchell as William Shakespeare. Will's controversial new play goes missing.

Episode guide

Upstart Crow

Series 1

Upstart Crow

  • Love is Not Love

    Shakespeare: the sitcom. Will has completed his final sonnet and senses literary immortality just around the corner. But his wife is not impressed.

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  • The Quality of Mercy

    Comedy about William Shakespeare. When Will's savings go missing, he is forced to make a rather unusual bargain with his rival Robert Greene.

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  • What Bloody Man is That?

    Comedy meets Shakespeare. The plague leads Will and his friends to escape to the family home in Stratford. On the way, they meet three witches.

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  • The Play's the Thing

    Tremendously clever sitcom starring David Mitchell as William Shakespeare. Will's controversial new play goes missing.

  • The Apparel Proclaims The Man

    Mischievous sitcom about William Shakespeare. Will hopes to move up in the world when he is invited to Lord Southampton's party.

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  • Star Crossed Lovers

    Comedy about William Shakespeare, written by Ben Elton. Will struggles to find inspiration for Romeo and Juliet, and deals with an annoying guest.

Upstart Crow

Series 2

Upstart Crow

  • The Food Of Love

    New. Will decides to make history by inventing the greatest hits musical and has to get hold of the madrigal back catalogue of songwriter Thomas Morley. Noel Fielding guests.

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  • The Green-Eyed Monster

    An African prince comes to town and Will decides that befriending him is the perfect opportunity to ascend the social ladder and finally make the Shakespeares posh.

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  • Sweet Sorrow

    Will finally manages to finish his teen romance Romeo and Juliet, but it leaves him with the rather thorny problem of who to cast in the main roles.

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  • I Know Thee Not, Old Man

    Will is off to Stratford to get some serious writing done, but when his terrifying old schoolteacher invites himself to stay, Will is unable to say no.

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  • Beware My Sting!

    Will's new comedy The Taming of the Shrew becomes a hit, but the subject matter of the play divides his friends and family and triggers some major fallings-out.

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  • I Did Adore A Twinkling Star

    Will is desperate to find a new idea for his next play, but it turns out his new patron only likes romances set in exotic foreign locations.

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