The Shakespeares are planning a cosy Christmas up in Stratford with just the family.
Until Kit (Tim Downie) manages to wangle himself an invitation to join them. And then so does Kate (Gemma Whelan). And then so does Robert Green (Mark Heap), who claims he has given up evil scheming and is ready to spread peace and goodwill to all mankind. But has he really suddenly gone all nice?
Meanwhile Will (David Mitchell) has been rehearsing his latest play ready for it to be performed before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (guest star Emma Thompson, pictured) as part of her Christmas festivities. But will he make the right impression on the Queen? And does his play Eighth Night actually need a bit more work?
Upstart Crow: A Christmas Crow airs Monday 25 December 2017 from 8.25pm-9.00pm on BBC Two.