Ben Elton’s sitcom about the life of William Shakespeare (played by David Mitchell) returns for its third series. The Bard has just finished his latest work, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. However, he has been told it needs to be funnier: say, adding a character with a funny name or some sort of big visual gag. Perhaps his manservant Bottom (Rob Rouse) can help. Meanwhile, Kate (Gemma Whelan) finds herself the subject of the affections of the old but wealthy Lord Egeus (Nigel Planer). Upstart Crow is on BBC Two at 20.30.