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Crackanory. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.


Dave sitcom. 18 episodes (3 series), 2013 - 2015.

Another series is in development.
(Series 3, Episode 6 is repeated on Sunday at Midnight)

Series 1, Episode 5 - Becoming Zoe & My Former Self

Amusing stories for adults, read by Richard Hammond and Jessica Hynes. A postman reads his crush's mail to learn what makes her tick and a woman meets her eight-year-old self.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 11th December 2013
30 minutes

Full synopsis

Crackanory. Jessica Hynes. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Richard Hammond reads Becoming Zoe by Simon Judd and Alex Carter.

An unremarkable postman turns himself into the perfect boyfriend for a girl he has fallen in love with by reading her mail and absorbing all her interests.

Jessica Hynes reads My Former Self by Holly Walsh.

A woman is visited by her eight year-old self but lies about her life so she doesn't repeat the same mistakes.


  1. Thursday 12th December 2013 at 00.50
  2. Thursday 12th December 2013 at 23.20
  3. Sunday 15th December 2013 at 23.00
  4. Saturday 26th April 2014 at 23.00
  5. Sunday 27th April 2014 at 02.30
  6. Thursday 18th September 2014 at 24.00
  7. Sunday 22nd February 2015 at 03.30

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Martha Howe-Douglas Anna
Joan Linder Old Anna
Steve Oram Keith (Postman)
Cassie Powney Zoe
Connie Powney Zoe
Natalie Tidder Young Anna
Richard Hammond Host / Presenter
Jessica Hynes Host / Presenter
Writing team
Holly Walsh Writer
Simon Judd Writer
Alex Carter Writer
Production team
Richard Pengelley Director
Arnold Widdowson Producer
Ben Cavey Exec Producer
Andrew Brereton (as Andy Brereton) Exec Producer
Mo Holden Production Designer
Waen Shepherd Composer
Mark Sangster Editor
Geoff McDowall Animation
Other cast & crew
Jerry Forder Animation Director

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