Upstart Crow

Mondays, 5:00 PM ET on BBC Two

30 minutes

Comedy about William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London while also trying to be a good husband and father for his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Mondays, 5:00 PM ET on BBC Two

30 minutes

Comedy about William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London while also trying to be a good husband and father for his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Watch Upstart Crow Season 2 Episode 7 - A Christmas Crow - Christmas Special

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Will has promised his wife Anne that he will be home in good time for a quiet Christmas with just the family. But when Marlowe, Kate and even the usually horrible Robert Greene look likely to be facing a miserable lonely Christmas in London, Will's big heart gets the better of him and he asks them all back with him to Stratford.
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Watch Upstart Crow Season 1 Episode 1 - Star Crossed Lovers

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This episode sees Will struggle to find inspiration for Romeo while at the same time having to deal with an angry actor, a very annoying house-guest and his family's not-terribly-helpful script suggestions.
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Watch Upstart Crow Season 1 Episode 1 - Star Crossed Lovers
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Watch Upstart Crow Season 1 Episode 4 - Love is Not Love
s1e4 Love is Not Love
May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016
Love is Not Love
Watch Upstart Crow Season 1 Episode 6 - The Quality of Mercy
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June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016
The Quality of Mercy
Season Finale
Watch Upstart Crow Season 2 Episode 1 - The Green-Eyed Monster
s2e1 The Green-Eyed Monster
September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017
The Green-Eyed Monster
Season Premiere
Watch Upstart Crow Season 2 Episode 2 - I Know Thee Not, Old Man
s2e2 I Know Thee Not, Old Man
September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017
I Know Thee Not, Old Man
Watch Upstart Crow Season 2 Episode 4 - Food Of Love
s2e4 Food Of Love
October 2, 2017
October 2, 2017
Food Of Love
Watch Upstart Crow Season 2 Episode 5 - Beware My Sting!
s2e5 Beware My Sting!
October 9, 2017
October 9, 2017
Beware My Sting!
Watch Upstart Crow Season 2 Episode 6 - Sweet Sorrow
s2e6 Sweet Sorrow
October 16, 2017
October 16, 2017
Sweet Sorrow
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Excellently witty comedy, full of jokes about Shakespeare's plays as well as modern irritations (the running jokes about British public transport are wonderful!) Similar to Blackadder in many ways, and taking inspiration from everything from The Office to Love Actually, Upstart Crow has a wonderful blend of originality and references to classic Brtish comedy. Although a passing knowledge of Shakespeare's plays do help, the show's wordplay, low brow humour and fantastic dialogue make for an excellent comedy even without a scholar's understanding of the plays - often the characters themselves will explain things simply or in modern English, adding to the humour. David Mitchell is excellent as a poetic, yet flawed Shakespeare and Mark Heap take huge joy in playing the role of the villainous Robert Greene. Though all of the casting is very very strong and I certainly hope there will be more seasons and storylines for years to come!
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