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

Series 1, Episode 6 - Head In The Clouds & The Newsreader

Stephen Mangan and Hugh Dennis narrate funny yarns about a newsreader interviewing an evil dictator and a care assistant who moonlights as a superhero.

Further details

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Stephen Mangan reads Head In The Clouds by Jason Cook.

A carer in a retirement home is also a crime-fighting superhero - but his elderly residents feel neglected and threaten to reveal his identity.

Hugh Dennis reads The Newsreader by Jane Bussmann and Naisola Grimwood.

A newsreader has the opportunity to change history when he interviews a dictator who falls asleep with a gun poking out of his pocket.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 18th December 2013
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Guest cast
    Stephen Mangan Host / Presenter
    Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
    Vilma Hollingbery Hilda (Resident with Birthday)
    Phillip Langhorne The Newsreader
    Joan Linder Care Home Resident
    Nick Mohammed Jack (Incredible Man)
    Tom Meeten Newsreader's Boss
    Adam Riches Atrocious Man
    Writing team
    Jason Cook Writer
    Jane Bussmann Writer
    Naisola Grimwood Writer
    Production team
    Richard Pengelley Director
    Jerry Forder Animation Director
    Gareth Tunley Director
    Arnold Widdowson Producer
    Ben Cavey Executive Producer
    Andy Brereton Executive Producer
    Mark Sangster Editor
    Mo Holden Production Designer
    Waen Shepherd Composer
    Geoff McDowall Animation

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