BBC Two orders second season of Shakespeare sitcom ‘Upstart Crow’

Ben Elton’s Upstart Crow will return to BBC Two for six further 30-minute episodes and a Christmas special in 2017. Commissioned as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Festival 2016, marking the 400th anniversary of the writer’s death, the first season launched on BBC Two last month, averaging over two million viewers. Actor David Mitchell commented: “I’m thrilled that we’ll be … >

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David Mitchell to play Shakespeare in new Ben Elton sitcom for BBC Two

BBC Two announced the commission of Upstart Crow, a new comedy about the life of William Shakespeare written by Ben Elton. David Mitchell (Peep Show) will star as Shakespeare in the six-part series, which is part of the BBC Shakespeare Festival 2016. The cast also includes Harry Enfield (Harry & Paul) as Will’s dad, John … >

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Britain’s finest comic screen-writers

Contemporary British comedy scribes find themselves preceded by a long-standing tradition of great British comedy screen-writers. With a very identifiable sarcastic undertone and dry connotation, British comedy has its own unique identity, not just in the English speaking world, but further afield. We take a look at 5 great British screen-writers…   Ford Kiernan and … >

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