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Upstart Crow

Series 2

Episode 3: I Did Adore a Twinkling Star

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Will Shakespeare finds himself tricked by his evil nemesis Robert Greene into writing a blood-soaked tragedy for a nobleman who only really likes romances set in exotic foreign locations. Suddenly Will needs to write a whole new play and he's all out of ideas.

Meanwhile, Marlowe is taking Italian lessons from Kate, and they seem to have developed something of a soft spot for each other. He is off to Verona on a spy mission and Kate is going to miss him dreadfully. Her noisy pining for him is turning out to be pretty distracting until Will hits on a way to kill two birds with one stone - help Kate stay close to Marlowe, and get inspiration for his new play!

Will, Kate and Bottom set sail for Verona. But is there a happy ending in store for anyone? And back in Stratford, is Will's suggestion of dressing up as a boy really the best way for his daughter Susannah to get close to the boy she fancies? Show less

Contributors

Will Shakespeare:
David Mitchell
Kit Marlowe:
Tim Downie
John Shakespeare:
Harry Enfield
Valentine:
Jack Fox
Robert Greene:
Mark Heap
Susanna Shakespeare:
Helen Monks
Bottom:
Rob Rouse
Anne Shakespeare:
Liza Tarbuck
Mary Shakespeare:
Paula Wilcox
Judith Shakespeare:
Rosanna Beacock
Hamnet Shakespeare:
Joe Willis
Writer:
Ben Elton
Director:
Richard Boden
Executive Producer:
Chris Sussman

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