Upstart Crow

News: First Images Of Ken Branagh In Christmas Upstart Crow

The first images have been released of Sir Kenneth Branagh in this year’s Upstart Crow Christmas Special. Kenneth appears as the mysterious stranger in A Crow Christmas Carol


TV Review: Upstart Crow, Series Three, BBC2

David Mitchell returns as aspiring playwright/superstar William Shakespeare in Ben Elton's return-to-form sitcom. I say return-to-form with a couple pf caveats. Firstly, it's way, way better than his last BBC outing The Wright Way, but that was simply bloody awful. And secondly Upstart Crow does owe a huge debt to Elton's finest half hour (aided by Richard Curtis), Blackadder.


News: Ben Miller, Lily Cole and Kenneth Branagh Join Upstart Crow Crew

Lily Cole, Kenneth Branagh and others are set to appear in Upstart Crow, which has just started filming and will return later this year.
Branagh will play a mysterious stranger and Lily Cole will play Ephie in next year's Christmas special. Also appearing in the series are Adrian Edmondson (Bottom), Montserat Lombard (Inside No.


News: First Look At Emma Thompson In Upstart Crow Christmas Special

Here's a first look at the Christmas special edition of Upstart Crow featuring David Mitchell as William Shakespeare and Emma Thompson as Queen Elizabeth i.


News: Third Series for Upstart Crow

Ben Elton's sitcom Upstart Crow is to get a third series. 

The news was confirmed at the end of the final episode of the second series last night, which featured David Mitchell's aspiring bard writing Romeo and Juliet.

There will also be a Christmas special in which Emma Thompson is to play Queen Elizabeth I.


TV: Upstart Crow, Food Of Love, BBC2

This second series of Upstart Crow has felt a little under the radar. I'm not sure whether that is to do with the blink-and-you'll-miss-it 8.30pm scheduling or the fact that we are now not so pleasantly surprised by Ben Elton's Blackadder-ish turns of phrase as we were first time round. It's been good but it has not really blown me away.

TV: Upstart Crow, BBC2

Ben Elton’s eloquent defence of the mainstream sitcom last month was illuminating, fascinating and persuasive. And in a way maybe it could be seen by some as an incidental pre-emptive strike against critics who might have their hatchets sharpened for the new series of Upstart Crow, Elton’s popular sitcom about Shakespeare’s early years starring David Mitchell.

News: Transmission Date Of New Series Of Upstart Crow Revealed

The transmission details have been revealed for the second series of Upstart Crow.

The sitcom written by Ben Elton and starring David Mitchell as the struggling bard returns to BBC2 on Monday September 11 at 8.30pm.

The series also stars Rob Rouse, Gemma Whelan, Liza Tarbuck, Mark Heap, Harry Enfield, Paula Wilcox, Helen Monks, Spencer Jones, Tim Downie, Steve Speirs and Dominic Coleman.


News Exclusive: Noel Fielding Talks About His Role In Upstart Crow

Noel Fielding has spoken exclusively to Beyond The Joke about his role in the second series of Ben Elton's Shakespearean sitcom Upstart Crow.

Fielding recently finished filming his role as a glamorous Elizabethan musician who collaborates with Shakespeare on a comedy in the episode entitled Food of Love. "I play Thomas Morley, who writes popular madrigals! He is a kind of rock star of his day. It was great fun!"

News: Noel Fielding And Emma Thompson Join Upstart Crow Cast

As revealed earlier this week on Beyond The Joke Noel Fielding is one of the star guests in the second series of the Ben Elton sitcom Upstart Crow. It has also been announced that Emma Thompson will appear in the Christmas Special as Queen Elizabeth I.


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