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Upstart Crow

Series 1

Episode 6: The Quality of Mercy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

There is money to be made investing in cargos from the New World, but while Marlowe invests in tobacco and potato products, Will would rather invest in building a new theatre. But when Will's savings go missing, he is forced to make a rather unusual bargain with his rival Robert Greene.

Meanwhile, Kate's frustration with the lack of roles for women leads her to make a rather dramatic intervention... Show less

Contributors

William Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Anne Hathaway:
Liza Tarbuck
Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Burbage:
Steve Speirs
Susanna:
Helen Monks
Mary Arden:
Paula Wilcox
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Squeaky Boy:
Evan Rees
Clerk:
Tom Edden
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Matt Lipsey

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