A British mini-series consisting of four Shakespeare plays updated to the modern day with modern sensibilities.

The series overall
* HeyItsThatGuy: Frequently if you watch DoctorWho.
* ValuesDissonance: The comedies in particular work hard to avert this in the adaptation: for example, by having Hero realise her need for independence from controlling men and so refuse to take Claudio back at the end of ''Much Ado''; by having Petruchio become a contented househusband while Kate continues her career in ''The Taming of the Shrew'' (essentially a GenderFlip of Kate becoming a meek and compliant wife at the end of the original); and by having the ''Dream'' end with the older couple renewing their wedding vows instead of a bunch of twenty-somethings - who've only just sorted out their complex love lives and have only been with their current partners for a couple of days - getting hitched immediately.

MuchAdoAboutNothing
* TheAlcoholic: Don
* BelligerentSexualTension: As usual.
* BrainlessBeauty: Hero starts out this way.
* CelebrityParadox: Shakespeare exists in universe, but it is never stated as to whether the play the story is based on was written.
* DaddysGirl: Hero
* FieryRedhead: Benedick. Beatrice also has a reddish tint to her hair, she also attends the costume party as Elizabeth I, another well known FieryRedhead.
* HotScoop
* HumanInterestStory: Beatrice wants to cover one about the closure of a nursing home.
* MonsterClown: Invoked by Don's creepy party costume.
* NiceGuy: Peter the director.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The security guards.

Theatre/{{Macbeth}}
* AFatherToHisMen: Macbeth
* AssholeVictim: Duncan
* KnowledgeBroker: They're binmen, they know everything.
* ShirtlessScene: Macbeth

Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew
* BelligerentSexualTension: And ''how''.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Tim. And Harry to extent.
* BerserkButton: Kate, she's like a female Don from ''Film/SexyBeast''.
* BoisterousBruiser: The first thing Petruchio does is to break open a door to his his only friend, Harry.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Petruchio gets these urges sometimes, usually at the most inappropriate moments.
* DrowningMySorrows: Harry does this after Bianca dumps him.
* GoldDigger: Petruchio wants to get to married to pay off his debts.
* HairTriggerTemper: Kate seems permanently furious.
* HotBlooded: Petruchio gets over hangovers by fighting them.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Petruchio has a title and an estate but no liquid assets.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: According to Harry, underneath all the bluster Petruchio is just a big kid who wants someone to think the world of him.
* Jerkass: Kate at first, but she mellows. Bianca seems to be something of a BitchInSheepsClothing.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Petruchio to Kate (surprisingly).
* MissingMom: Petruchio's mother left when he was six.
* TheNapoleon: Kate gets this treatment especially coupled with her political aspirations.
* NoNameGiven: Petruchio is never named as such in the entirety of the film.
* PrenupBlowup
* RomancingTheWidow: Harry
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Kate and Bianca respectively.
* {{Workaholic}}: Kate's diary has a full work day but in the evening she's emptying the bin.

AMidsummerNightsDream
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Puck does this constantly.
* CompositeCharacter: Egeus (Hermia's father) and Theseus (the Duke of Athens) are combined into a single character named Theo.
** Theseus's fiancée Hippolyta becomes Polly, Theo's wife of many years and mother of Hermia, so this may also count. (Hermia's mother never appears in the original play, but it's a fair bet that she existed at some point.)
* InterspeciesRomance: Titania and Oberon.