Witness Emma Thompson as you’ve never seen her before as Queen Elizabeth I in the BBC’s Christmas comedy special Upstart Crow.
In the special titled A Christmas Crow, the Shakespeare’s are planning a lovely cosy Christmas with just the family up in Stratford, Until Kit (Tim Downie) manages to wangle himself an invitation to join them. And then so does Kate (Gemma Whelan). And then so does Robert Green (Mark Heap), who claims he has given up evil scheming and is ready to spread peace and goodwill to all mankind. But has he really suddenly gone all nice?
Meanwhile, Will (David Mitchell) has been rehearsing his latest play ready for it to be performed before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (Emma Thompson) as part of her Christmas festivities. But will he make the right impression on the Queen? And does his play Eighth Night actually need a bit more work?
Written by Ben Elton the Christmas special features a cast of Emma Thompson, Tim Downie, Gemma Whelan, Mark Heap and David Mitchell.
Upstart Crow will be on this Christmas on BBC Two.