The third season of Upstart Crow will premiere on BBC Two on Wednesday August 29th at 8:30pm, 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, Harry Enfield, Paula Wilcox, Liza Tarbuck, Helen Monks, Gemma Whelan, Rob Rouse, Mark Heap, Dominic Coleman, Steve Speirs, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Tim Downie and Spencer Jones.
In season three, there is turbulent workplace politics behind the scenes at the first ever performance of Julius Caesar. Other storylines include: prejudice forestalling Will’s writing of The Merchant of Venice; the world’s first charity fund raising benefit – Inflated Pig’s Bladder Day; a problem with a masked ball and a fake profile; and a Christmas haunting that cometh a little ahead of its time. Guest stars for season three include Kenneth Branagh (Dunkirk), Lily Cole (St. Trinian’s), Adrian Edmondson (Bottom), Montserat Lombard (Inside No. IX) Nigel Planer (The Young Ones), Beattie Edmondson (Josh), and Ben Miller (Armstrong and Miller).
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.