Hoste of stars join Upstart Crow

The third series of Ben Elton’s televisual comedie which starreth David Mitchell in a tale based on the life of William Shakespeare hath begun filming this weeke.

Especial guest appearances throughout the series includeth Kenneth Branagh as a mysterious stranger and Lily Cole as Ephie in the Christmas special which aireth in December.

The series overbrims with guest appearances from such names as Adrian Edmondson, Montserat Lombard, Nigel Planer, and Ben Miller (Armstrong and Miller).

Containing turbulent workplace politicks behind the scenes at the first ever performance of Julius Cæſar; a mischievous puckish sprite with a magic love potion who lurketh in the woods around Stratford; prejudice that forestalls Will’s writing of The Merchant of Venice; the world’s first charity fund raising benefit – Inflated Pig’s Bladder Day; a problem with a masked ball and a fake profile; and a Christmas haunting that cometh a little ahead of its time.

The regular players all returneth as before, including Harry Enfield, Paula Wilcox , Liza Tarbuck, Gemma Whelan, Mark Heap and Tim Downie.

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