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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
Gareth Tunley Director
Arnold Widdowson Producer
Ben Cavey Executive Producer
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Geoff McDowall Animation

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