Crackanory. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions


  • TV comedy
  • Dave
  • 2013 - 2017
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

Series featuring stories from comedy writers, read out by well known comedians. The tales are accompanied by live action and animation.

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Series 2, Episode 3 - The Surprise & The Crisis Plan

Crackanory. David Mitchell. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Party guests fear for their lives and earthquake survivors consider cannibalism. David Mitchell and Katherine Parkinson are your star storytellers for these ripping dark yarns.

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 8th October 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 9th October 2014 1:40am Dave
Thursday 9th October 2014 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 12th October 2014 10:40pm Dave
Sunday 13th September 2015 2:50am Dave
Wednesday 7th October 2015 3:25am Dave
Sunday 22nd January 2017 11:00pm Dave
Monday 23rd January 2017 1:40am Dave
Wednesday 7th November 2018 3:15am Dave
Monday 22nd April 2019 2:45am Dave

Cast & crew

Guest cast
David Mitchell Host / Presenter
Katherine Parkinson Host / Presenter
James Bachman Raymond
Martha Howe-Douglas Phillipa
Nick Mohammed Clive
Cariad Lloyd Sheila
Jon Holmes Brian
Kenneth Collard Mr Decker
Matthew Steer Craig
Luisa Omielan Samira
Tony Way Lucas
Elis James Nigel
Writing team
Holly Walsh Writer
Toby Davies Writer
Production team
Richard Pengelley Director
Jerry Forder Animation Director
Arnold Widdowson Producer
Hilary Rosen Executive Producer
Tanya Qureshi Executive Producer
Ben Cavey Executive Producer
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Mark Sangster Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Waen Shepherd Composer


David Mitchell interview

David Mitchell talks about taking part in Crackanory.

Featuring: David Mitchell.

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