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.
Will decides to make theatrical history by inventing the greatest hits musical and all he has to do is get hold of the madrigal back catalogue of Elizabethan England's greatest songwriter Thomas Morley. However, the playwright's arch-enemy Robert Greene and his gang of sneering poets are determined to keep popular music off the London stage. Ben Elton's comedy about William Shakespeare's family life and professional career, guest starring Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding, with David Mitchell and Mark Heap.