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Upstart Crow

Series 1

Episode 1: Star Crossed Lovers

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Comedy starring David Mitchell as William Shakespeare. Will starts to make a name for himself in London while also trying to be a husband and father for his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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. Show less


Ben Elton
Matt Lipsey
Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Anne Hathaway:
Liza Tarbuck
Mary Arden:
Paula Wilcox
Helen Monks
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Rob Rouse
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Steve Speirs

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