Upstart Crow The Quality of Mercy (2016– ) HD online
|Episode cast overview, first billed only:|
|Jocelyn Jee Esien||-||Lucy|
|Evan Rees||-||Squeaky Boy|
Most of the elements of the plot such as the loan from a cruel moneylender, the woman dressing up as a male lawyer and the pound of flesh being forfeit, are based on Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice.
The number of viewers increased slightly for this finale to 1.18 million pushing Upstart Crow up to twentieth in the rankings for BBC2 for the period 13th June - 19th June 2016.
Gabrielle Glaister (Judge "Bob") played a woman masquerading as a man ("Bob") in Blackadder also written by Ben Elton, together with Richard Curtis.