Upstart Crow – TV Review

William Shakespeare (David Mitchell) is splitting his life between two locations. In London he is in the world of the theatre, writing and drawing inspiration from all around him. In Stratford-Upon-Avon, he is with his family… drawing inspiration from all around him.

Created by Ben Elton, with echoes of Blackadder, Upstart Crow has a stellar cast and it’s an awesome concept, basing each ep around one of Shakespeare’s plays. While overall I found it a bit twee, with some of the concepts really forced, it has moments of utter genius. The ep where everyone is convinced that Hamlet is a comedy is brilliant. Well worth a watch.

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