7.3
92 votes
Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow

BBC Two 2016

William Shakespeare starts to make a name for himself in London while also trying to be a good husband and father for his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow - S2E6

#1 - Sweet Sorrow

7.89

Season 2 - Episode 6

Will's finished Romeo and Juliet but now there's competition over who will play Juliet.

The episode was rated from 63 votes.

Upstart Crow - S1E6

#2 - The Quality of Mercy

7.69

Season 1 - Episode 6

When Will's savings go missing, he is forced to make an unusual bargain with his rival. Kate's frustration with the lack of roles for women leads her to make a dramatic intervention.

The episode was rated from 115 votes.

Upstart Crow - S3E1

#3 - Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be!

7.63

Season 3 - Episode 1

Will needs inspiration for his new play A Midsummer Night's Dream. Meanwhile how can he get hold of some love potion, and where is Bottom going to put that stuffed donkey head?

The episode was rated from 51 votes.

Upstart Crow - S3E4

#4 - Sigh No More

7.62

Season 3 - Episode 4

When Kate stands in for Sue at the masked ball she accidentally sets off a chain of events that leaves Sue humiliated by the other local teenagers and Will needs to come up with a ruse to turn the tables on the bullies. Meanwhile in all the confusion Hamnet has gone missing.

The episode was rated from 50 votes.

Upstart Crow - S2E2

#5 - I Know Thee Not, Old Man

7.62

Season 2 - Episode 2

When his old teacher invites himself to stay, Will must confront some awful memories.

The episode was rated from 63 votes.

Upstart Crow - S1E5
#6 - What Bloody Man is That?
7.61
Season 1 - Episode 5

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 Willโ€™s future, leading to a very serious case of house envy.

The episode was rated from 110 votes.
Upstart Crow - S2E1
#7 - The Green Eyed Monster
7.61
Season 2 - Episode 1

When a dashing African Prince comes to town, Will decides to befriend him.

The episode was rated from 79 votes.
Upstart Crow - S2E3
#8 - I Did Adore a Twinkling Star
7.60
Season 2 - Episode 3

Will has to write a romance set in an exotic foreign location Kate has fallen for Marlowe.

The episode was rated from 68 votes.
Upstart Crow - S3E6
#9 - Go On and I Will Follow
7.54
Season 3 - Episode 6

As Will wrestles with temptation a bigger threat to his family lurks in the wings.

The episode was rated from 54 votes.
Upstart Crow - S2E5
#10 - Beware My Sting!
7.54
Season 2 - Episode 5

The women in Will's life are not impressed with his play about a strong woman humiliated.

The episode was rated from 56 votes.

Last updated: jan 16, 2022

Comments

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The listing is missing the 2017 Christmas Special - A Christmas Crow. Please could somebody add it ASAP.

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It's like a smug uni student who passed a Shakespeare degree has thrown in every thing they've learnt & tried to recreate Blackadder, with constant rambling about 'what I've said will be mentioned in years to come' crap. the audience seems to be made up of fellow Shakespeare degree passers. It's devoid of humour, hard to believe how plain it is, considering the amount of great talent In &behind it. None of it, is even as good as the Blackadder season. 1

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as a non.english who doesn't know and care about shakespeare, i do like this show and find it pretty funny.

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