Upstart Crow
Season 1

s01e01 / Star Crossed Lovers

9th May '16 - 8:30pm
Star Crossed Lovers

Will struggles to find inspiration for Romeo while having to deal with an angry actor, a very annoying house-guest and his family's not terribly helpful script suggestions.

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s01e02 / The Play's the Thing

16th May '16 - 8:30pm
The Play's the Thing

Will's controversial new play is about to be presented to Queen Elizabeth, but it goes missing and the finger of suspicion points to his best friend and fellow author KIt Marlowe. The playwright has to scramble desperately to come up with a way to recover his stolen masterpiece, though given its politically sensitive content, is he really wise to want it back?

166 have watched this episode

s01e03 / The Apparel Proclaims the Man

23rd May '16 - 8:30pm
The Apparel Proclaims the Man

Will hopes to move up in the world when he is invited to Lord Southampton's party. But what should a poorly-educated country boy wear to London's poshest do? And are Sir Robert Greene's fashion tips a double bluff, a triple bluff, or something even more fiendish?

163 have watched this episode

s01e04 / Love Is Not Love

30th May '16 - 8:30pm
Love Is Not Love

Will has completed his final sonnet and senses literary immortality just around the corner. But will the fair youth and the dark lady like them as much as he hopes? And is Anne likely to be impressed that her husband's 154 hot new love poems don't contain much about her?

161 have watched this episode

s01e05 / What Bloody Man Is That?

6th Jun '16 - 8:30pm
What Bloody Man Is That?

The plague leads Will and 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.

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s01e06 / The Quality of Mercy

13th Jun '16 - 8:30pm
The Quality of Mercy

There is 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. But when Will's savings go missing, he is forced to make a rather unusual bargain with his rival Robert Greene.

Meanwhile, Kate's frustration with the lack of roles for women leads her to make a rather dramatic intervention.

160 have watched this episode
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