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Quality of Mercy, The

Synopsis
Television sitcom in six parts, written by Ben Elton and David Mitchell, following Shakespeare as he tries to make a name for himself and juggle the work-life balance. In this episode, there is money to be made investing in cargos from the New World, but while Marlowe invests in tobacco and potato products, Will would rather invest in building a new theatre. But when Will’s savings go missing, he is forced to make a rather unusual bargain with his rival Robert Greene.
Meanwhile, Kate’s frustration with the lack of roles for women leads her to make a rather dramatic intervention...
Series
Upstart Crow
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
13 Jun 2016 at 22:00 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Director
Matt Lipsey
Producer
Gareth Edwards
Writer
Ben Elton; David Mitchell
Cast
David MitchellWilliam Shakespeare
Dominic ColemanCondell
Evan ReesSqueaky boy
Gemma WhelanKate
Glaister. GabrielleJudge
Harry EnfieldJohn Shakespeare
Helen MonksSusanna
Lisa TarbuckAnne Hathaway
Mark HeapRobert Greene
Paula WilcoxMary Arden
Rob RouseBottom
Spencer JonesKempe
Steve SpiersBurbage
Tim DownieKit Marlowe
Tom EddenClerk

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Broadcast BBC2 9 May - 13 June 2016

Production Company

Name

BBC Comedy Production

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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