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Crackanory. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.


Dave comedy storytelling show. 26 episodes (4 series), 2013 - 2017.

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.

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.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 11th December 2013
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 12th December 2013 at 12:50am on Dave
  2. Thursday 12th December 2013 at 11:20pm on Dave
  3. Sunday 15th December 2013 at 11:00pm on Dave
  4. Saturday 26th April 2014 at 11:00pm on Dave
  5. Sunday 27th April 2014 at 2:30am on Dave
  6. Friday 19th September 2014 at 12:00am on Dave
  7. Sunday 22nd February 2015 at 3:30am on Dave
  8. Saturday 21st January 2017 at 2:00am on Dave

Cast & crew

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

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