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The Programme Planner is the television programmer for Thames TV. While he's working, he gets a phone call from a writer named William Shakespeare, and they start trying to figure out how to turn his work into TV shows. He likes "Romeo and Juliet" when he thinks its a comedy, but he soon learns its a drama, and they both die in the first episode. Comparing it to "Crossroads," he soon starts hearing about "Othello" which has a character named Desdemona. He likes "A Mid-Summer's Night's Dream" from the title until he hears more about the plot... which has a lot of fairies and a queen named Titania with a character named Puck.


  • The Planner is played by Benny Hill.
  • "Crossroads" was a British television soap opera set in a West Midlands hotel that ran on ITV from 1964 to 1988 with a short revival from 2001 to 2003.