The Shakespeare Code ★★★★

The power of words is explored in Gareth Roberts's sparkling script


Story 180
Series 3 – Episode 2


First UK transmission
Saturday 7 April 2007

The Doctor – David Tennant
Martha Jones – Freema Agyeman

Writer Gareth Roberts
Director Charles Palmer


The play’s the thing as three Carrionite crones, dependent on the power of words, bewitch Shakespeare (Dean Lennox Kelly) into writing Love’s Labour’s Won. Martha gets the hots for the Doctor and is revealed as the Dark Lady of the Bard’s sonnets, in a sparkling script from Gareth Roberts, played out at London’s Globe Theatre.