David Mitchell stars as William Shakespeare in a rip-roaring comedy tribute to the Bard. Written by Ben Elton, this fictional account of his early career follows Shakespeare as he 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.
William Shakespeare is struggling to make his name as a writer in London, where being posh and knowing Latin seems to be more important than being a genius. And that's not his only problem. With a family in Stratford, the Bard is burning the candle at both ends. His teenage daughter is as stroppy as ever and his mate Kit Marlowe is stealing his best lines. The Bard runs his ink dry with stories of jealous African generals, teenage daughters in need of taming, and a musical play that may go by the title of 'Fourth Night'. David Mitchell returns in series two of Ben Elton's critically acclaimed comedy.