Episodes Will Shakespeare: Dead Shepherd (ITV 13 June 1978 with Ian McShane) Published 4 years ago on April 27, 2015 UK / ITV – ATV / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 13 June 1978 Writer: John Mortimer / Director: Peter Wood Series: Will Shakespeare / Episode 1 of 6 London 1590: Will Shakespeare has been in London for awhile trying to make a go of it as an actor with little success, his fortune changes when he meets the renowned Christopher Marlowe and gets a small role (as the sound of a cock crowing) in his play about Dr Faustus. It isn’t long though before he helping Marlowe finish his play and writing one of his own. It looks like a strong friendship bound by rivalry is forming with Marlowe but then Marlowe is killed in a fight… A very busy opening that settles down well, some main characters are introduced and Will is quite naive here though he is not averse to pulling a few tricks to get what he wants. Apparently in real life Marlowe and Shakespeare were involved with completely different theatrical companies although Marlowe was killed in suspicious circumstances. guest cast IAN McSHANE as Christopher Marlowe ANDRE MORELL as Edward Alleyn JOHN McENERY as Hamnet Sadler SIMON ROUSE as Ingram Frizer JOHN BAILEY as Sir Francis Walsingham SIMON MacCORKINDALE as Sir Thomas Walsingham ROBERT O’MAHONEY as Robert Poley PAUL FREEMAN as Dick Burbage JOHN NORMINGTON as Alex Cooke RONALD HERDMAN as Sam Crosse DEREK ROYLE as William Kempe MICHAEL HADLEY as Augustine Phillips RON COOK as Jack Rice ROGER LLOYD PACK as Jack Heminge RICHARD CORDERY as Henry Condell IRENE SUNTERS as Mistress Rice SHIRLEY CHERITON as Kate DAVID FOXXE as Tom GERALDINE MOFFATT as Eleanor Bull VERA JAKOB as Widow Braxton ELLIS DALE as Puritan JOHN LABANOWSKI as Nicholas Skeres BILLY COLVILLE as The Tailor IAN GRAY as Constable ROB INGLIS as Driver of Wool Cart WILL KNIGHTLEY as Soldier BRIAN ANDRO as Wire Walker STROMBOLI as Fire Eater JOE LONG as Stilt Walker MICHAEL STANDING as Man in Street Musicians played by CITY WAITES Andre MorellATVDerek RoyleIan McShaneITVJohn McEneryJohn MortimerPaul FreemanRoger Lloyd PackRon CookShirley CheritonWill Shakespeare Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes14 hours ago Single Parents: Summer of Miggy (S1EP17 ABC Wed 27 Feb 2019) Summer of Miggy: As baby Jack prepares to walk for the first time, Miggy feels old and tries to recapture... Episodes14 hours ago Ministry Of Evil: The Twisted Cult Of Tony Alamo (Sundance Premieres Wed 27 Feb 2019) Ministry of Evil chronicles the life and crimes of Tony Alamo, who, together with his wife, became a born-again, fire-and-brimstone... Episodes14 hours ago Bargain Mansions: Stairway To Master Suite Heaven (S2EP15 DIY Wed 27 Feb 2019) Stairway To Master Suite Heaven: Host Tamara Day uses a 1,400-square-foot second-story addition to build three new bedrooms in a... Episodes14 hours ago You’re the Worst: The Pillars of Creation (S5EP8 FXX Wed 27 Feb 2019) The Pillars of Creation: Paul, Vernon, and Becca air their dirty laundry on a weekend getaway. Airdate: Wednesday 27 February... Episodes14 hours ago Whiskey Cavalier: Pilot (Series Premiere ABC Wed 27 Feb 2019) Pilot: Following an emotional breakup, tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (code name: “Whiskey Cavalier”) is assigned to work... search EPISODES Episodes14 hours ago Deadly Class: Rise Above (S1EP7 SYFY Wed 27 Feb 2019) Rise Above: Marcus confesses the truth about Chester to Saya which leads them on a citywide manhunt. Airdate: Wednesday 27... Episodes14 hours ago Guy’s Grocery Games: Big Cheese (S20EP5 FoodTV Wed 27 Feb 2019) Big Cheese: Three cheese pros return to compete against some of the cheesiest chefs, as Guy Fieri puts the competitors... Episodes14 hours ago Schitt’s Creek: The Hospies (S5EP8 POP Wed 27 Feb 2019) The Hospies: Johnny and Stevie attend the regional hospitality awards, while Moira does everything in her power to stop Alexis... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.