Preview – Upstart Crow: a Christmas Crow

Upstart Crow
Picture Shows: Will (DAVID MITCHELL). Image Credit: BBC/Colin Hutton.

Ben Elton’s sitcom following the early years of William Shakespeare sees the Bard moving up in the world.

The Bard (David Mitchell) has finished his latest comedy, Eighth Night, and it is to be performed in front of Queen Elizabeth I (Emma Thompson). He is also preparing for a quiet family Christmas at home, but things change when his sympathies for some lonely acquaintances, including Kate (Gemma Whelan), Kit Marlow (Tim Downie) and even the vile Robert Greene (Mark Heap) mean they plan to spend Christmas with Will.

Upstart Crow is on BBC Two at 20.25.