Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow (2016)

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Creator: Ben Elton
  • First Air Date: 2016-05-09
  • Last Air Date: 2018-10-03
  • Total Seasons: 3
  • Total Episodes: 18
  • Status: Canceled
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: BBC Two
  • Director: Ben Kellett
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Comedy about the life and times of William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London, whilst also trying to balance life as a husband and father for his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Keywords: england, satire, sitcom, 16th century, period sitcom
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    Upstart Crow Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2017-12-25
    3 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2016-05-09
    6 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2017-09-11
    6 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 2018-08-29
    6 Episodes

    Upstart Crow Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Star-Crossed Lovers30 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Play's the Thing30 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Apparel Proclaims the Man30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Love is Not Love30 min
    Season 1Episode 5What Bloody Man is That?30 min
    Season 1Episode 6The Quality of Mercy30 min
    Season 2Episode 1The Green-Eyed Monster30 min
    Season 2Episode 2I Know Thee Not, Old Man30 min
    Season 2Episode 3I Did Adore a Twinkling Star30 min
    Season 2Episode 4Food of Love30 min
    Season 2Episode 5Beware My Sting!30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Sweet Sorrow30 min
    Season 3Episode 1Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be!30 min
    Season 3Episode 2Wild Laughter in the Throat of Death30 min
    Season 3Episode 3If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed?30 min
    Season 3Episode 4Sigh No More30 min
    Season 3Episode 5The Most Unkindest Cut of All30 min
    Season 3Episode 6Go On and I Will Follow30 min
    • David Mitchell

      as Will Shakespeare
    • Liza Tarbuck

      as Anne Hathaway
    • Paula Wilcox

      as Mary Arden
    • Harry Enfield

      as John Shakespeare
    • Spencer Jones

      as Kempe
    • Helen Monks

      as Susannah
    • Mark Heap

      as Sir Robert Greene
    • Gemma Whelan

      as Kate
    • Steve Speirs

      as Burbage
    • Dominic Coleman

      as Condell
    • Tim Downie

      as Marlowe
    • Rob Rouse

      as Bottom
    Writing Ben Elton Writer
    Directing Ben Kellett Director