The Upstart Crow Christmas special will premiere on BBC Two on Christmas Day (Monday December 25th) at 8:25pm, it has been announced.
Created by Ben Elton, Upstart Crow follows the quest of William Shakespeare to make it as a playwright in London, whilst juggling family life with his loved ones in Stratford-upon-Avon. The comedy series is produced by BBC Studios and stars David Mitchell, Rob Rouse, Gemma Whelan, Tim Downie, Harry Enfield, Paula Wilcox, Liza Tarbuck, Helen Monks, Mark Heap, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Dominic Coleman, Steve Speirs and Spencer Jones.
In the Christmas special, the Shakespeares are planning a lovely cosy Christmas with just the family up in Stratford. Until Kit manages to wangle himself an invitation to join them. And then so does Kate. And then so does Robert Green, 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 has been rehearsing his latest play ready for it to be performed before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (Emma Thompson) 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?
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