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Ben Elton’s Shakespearean comedy is back for a two-hander Christmas Special starring David Mitchell as the bard and Gemma Whelan as Kate.

The plague has hit London and as Christmas approaches Will and Kate are in wave fifteen of state-enforced home confinement together in Will’s London lodgings.

As Kate fills endless time with baking, painting, hoarding, clapping and DIY haircuts, Will is doing his absolute best to use the plaguey lock-in to pen a classic for the new King so his head doesn’t end up in a basket. The problem is he’s got zero inspiration…

Can Will come up with the perfect play? And far from their friends and loved ones can he and Kate find a way to create their own kind of Christmas merriment?

Upstart Crow (1x30’) will air this Christmas on BBC Two.


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