Upstart Crow


Season 2, Episode 4 (Food For Love)

3.0 5 x
Will's invented an amazing new dramatic form: the musical! Problem is he needs the help of the greatest songwriter of the age, Thomas Morley, and he's got some ideas of his own.

Season 2, Episode 2 (I Know Thee Not, Old Man)

4.0 4 x
When Will's bullying former school teacher invites himself to stay Will has to confront the demons of his childhood, but it soon turns out there's a lot more at stake, including Will's life.

Season 2, Episode 1 (The Green-eyed Monster)

3.0 6 x
Will wants to up his family's social standing, so when a Moorish Prince comes to town he plans to use him to impress the nobility. But things go very awry when a hanky gets into the wrong hands.

Season 1, Episode 6 (The Quality Of Mercy)

3.0 9 x
There's money to be made investing in cargos from the New World: but while Marlowe invests in tobacco and potato products, Will would rather invest in building a new theatre.

Season 1, Episode 5 (What Bloody Man Is That?)

3.0 0 x
The plague leads Will & his friends to escape to the family home in Stratford. On the way they meet three witches who have some surprising predictions to make about Will's future, leading to a very serious case of house envy.

Season 1, Episode 2 (The Play's The Thing)

3.0 10 x
Will's controversial new play is about to be presented to Queen Elizabeth when it goes missing. As the finger of suspicion points at his best friend Marlowe can Will come up with a way to recover his stolen masterpiece?

Season 3, Episode 6 (Go On And I Will Follow)

3.0 9 x
The day of Will's son Hamnet's confirmation is approaching, but Will faces a dilemma when it turns out to be on the same night of the first-ever London Theatre Awards, and he thinks he may be in with a chance of a prize.

Season 3, Episode 5 (The Most Unkindest Cut Of All)

4.0 5 x
Will has decided to write a play about the life of Julius Caesar. The only problem is how to deal with his assassination. After all, Her Majesty is not likely to approve of any play about doing in the head of state.

Season 3, Episode 4 (Sigh No More)

3.0 12 x
With the great fug making London too smelly to stay in, Will and his friends have all come to Stratford. Will hopes for some peace and quiet so he can write, but there's very little peace to be had...

Season 3, Episode 3 (If You Prick Us Do We Not Bleed?)

4.0 2 x
Will looks forward to an age when anti-immigrant rioting is long-gone. As it happens Will's newest play the Merchant of Venice is also about an oppressed outsider - but who will play the ground-breaking character of Shylock?