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A Crow Christmas Carol 

Still dealing with grief after his tragic loss, Will gets inspired by a ghostly traveler to use his setup for Christmas Carol to save Green's soul for Christmas by making him face his past, present and future with the help of his troupe.

Director:

Richard Boden

Writer:

Ben Elton
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Mitchell ... Will
Kenneth Branagh ... Colin / The Stranger
Helen Monks ... Susanna
Paula Wilcox ... Mary
Harry Enfield ... John
Rosanna Beacock Rosanna Beacock ... Judith
Liza Tarbuck ... Anne
Mark Heap ... Greene
Karl Theobald ... Scratchit
Gemma Whelan ... Kate
Tim Downie ... Marlowe
Rob Rouse Rob Rouse ... Bottom
Dominic Coleman ... Condell
Spencer Jones ... Kempe
Steve Speirs ... Burbage
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Still dealing with grief after his tragic loss, Will gets inspired by a ghostly traveler to use his setup for Christmas Carol to save Green's soul for Christmas by making him face his past, present and future with the help of his troupe.

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Comedy | History

Certificate:

TV-14
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Release Date:

25 December 2018 (UK) See more »

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A Crow Christmas Carol See more »

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Kenneth Branagh, who was born in Belfast, is using his real accent for the character of Colin. See more »

Quotes

John: Do you think, son, as a favour to us all, you might give up your linguistical poncing toggling for Christmas?
Will: Never, Father, for, as I think you know, linguistical poncing toggling is what I do.
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A Crow Christmas Carol
28 December 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

A sitcom about William Shakespeare. Only a matter of time before the greatest Shakespearean actor alive today, Kenneth Branagh makes an appearance.

Branagh plays a mysterious traveller on the same carriage as Will. A performer or a timeless ghost with a story to tell relevant for all ages.

Will still reeling of the death of his son is in no mood to celebrate Christmas. However he is willing to save a soul. His actors recreate a tale for Sir Robert Greene as three ghosts visits him

Greene things he has seen to the ruse but the ghost of the Christmas's future is more spooky.

It was appropriate to highlight Greene as the Scrooge like figure. Maybe not as funny as the other episodes in the series, probably because the story of Scrooge has been done to death even by Ben Elton in Blackadder's Christmas Carol.


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