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Go On and I Will Follow 

Will invites a woman he desires to the theatrical Academy Awards instead of his wife to witness his "triumph." Later, a sudden family tragedy makes him question his atheism. The day ends with a somber quote from his play "King John."

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Richard Boden

Writers:

Ben Elton, Ben Elton (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paula Wilcox ... Mary
Joe Willis Joe Willis ... Hamnet
David Mitchell ... Will
Liza Tarbuck ... Anne
Harry Enfield ... John
Rosanna Beacock Rosanna Beacock ... Judith
Helen Monks ... Susanna
Steve Speirs ... Burbage
Dominic Coleman ... Condell
Spencer Jones ... Kempe
Gemma Whelan ... Kate
Tim Downie ... Marlowe
Rob Rouse Rob Rouse ... Bottom
Jocelyn Jee Esien Jocelyn Jee Esien ... Lucy
Montserrat Lombard ... Emilia
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Will invites a woman he desires to the theatrical Academy Awards instead of his wife to witness his "triumph." Later, a sudden family tragedy makes him question his atheism. The day ends with a somber quote from his play "King John."

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Comedy | History

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The title is taken from 'As You Like It', Act 2, Scene 3. See more »

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Robert Greene is shown enjoying the success of his play Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay being performed for one night at Court around the time of Hamnet Shakespeare's death. Greene died in 1592, Hamnet Shakespeare died in 1596 and the revival of Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay wasn't performed at Court until 1602. See more »

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Kate: If you were in need of some highly attractive and sophisticated young totty...
Will Shakespeare: Yes, I am, Kate. Do you know any?
Kate: I mean me!
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Crazy Credits

The episode ends with the dedication, "Hamnet Shakespeare, only son of Anne and William Shakespeare, January 1585 to August 1596". See more »

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Go On and I Will Follow
28 January 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Will has been nominated for the London Theatre awards. Given that only his plays have been staged in London because of the rampaging plague, he is confident of sweeping the board.

In fact Will is ecstatic and wants Hamnet's confirmation to be delayed as it is due to be held on the same day as the awards ceremony.

After all only Greene's one night revival is the only other thing that has been put on.

Will plans to take Emilia to the ceremony, a lady he has taken a fancy to. While Kit Marlowe pretends to be his brother in order to pick up a posthumous award.

The funniest part was Condell wanting better parts for male actors that play women's roles.

Ben Elton has written an episode with a solemn ending. He does not shy away from a tragedy that hit Will and Anne.


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3 October 2018 (UK) See more »

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