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Upstart Crow Series 3 Premieres 29 Aug on BBC-2

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Welcome my lords, ladies and groundlings to the third series of Ben Elton’s studio audience sitcom starring David Mitchell, based on the life of William Shakespeare, genius, family man and highly-strung baldy-boots, as he struggles to be a dad, a husband, a commuter and the greatest literary genius of all time.

Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be!

Will (David Mitchell) is just finishing writing A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a tale of love potions, enchantment and a wood full of fairies. He’s very pleased with how realistic it is, as he based it on his own experience. But his Burbage (Steve Speirs) and the other actors tell him it lacks a little comedy, like say a character with a funny name or a big visual joke. Meanwhile, back in Will’s lodgings, where on earth is his servant Bottom (Rob Rouse) going to put that donkey head?

Kate (Gemma Whelan) has problems of her own, because Lord Egeus (Nigel Planer) – a rather old but very wealthy gentleman – has taken a shine to her, and Robert Greene (Mark Heap) is determined to be the matchmaker. Along the way we learn a little more about how Will and Anne (Liza Tarbuck) found love, and how Will managed to get hold of a love potion.

Airdate:Wednesday 29 August 2018 from8.30pm-9.00pm on BBC Two.

Season 3 Episode 1 (of 6)

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