Crackanory. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Crackanory

Crackanory

  • 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 3, Episode 1 - Uncivil War & Dread And Breakfast

Crackanory. Paul Whitehouse. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
In the first of story things escalate out of control at a reenactment troupe's weekend display after new evidence emerges suggesting history might have taken a different course. Next, a young couple checks into a mysterious B&B where the residents seem very keen to keep them there... forever. Read by Paul Whitehouse and Carrie Fisher.

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Broadcast details

Date
Monday 7th December 2015
Time
10pm
Channel
Dave
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 8th December 2015 1:10am Dave
Sunday 10th January 2016 11:00pm Dave
Monday 26th September 2016 12:00am Dave
Monday 26th September 2016 2:45am Dave
Tuesday 5th December 2017 2:00am Dave
Sunday 28th October 2018 1:15am Dave
Saturday 20th April 2019 2:55am Dave

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Paul Whitehouse Host / Presenter
Carrie Fisher Host / Presenter
Darren Strange Steve (Duke of York)
Jamie Glassman Martin (Henry VI)
Tom Meeten Herald
Richard Glover Policeman
Alexander Kirk Historian
Nicholas Burns Paul
Rebecca Humphries Lisa
David Gant Nathaniel (B&B Owner)
Janine Duvitski Agnes (B&B Owner)
Writing team
Nico Tatarowicz Writer
Production team
Richard Pengelley Director
Arnold Widdowson Producer
Hilary Rosen Executive Producer
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Natasha Wilkinson Editor
Julian Nagel Production Designer
Waen Shepherd Composer
Jim Nolan Animation
Manu Roig Animation

Videos

Paul Whitehouse interview

Paul Whitehouse talks about his Crackanory story, and does an impression of Jimmy Carr and Kenneth Williams.

Featuring: Paul Whitehouse.

Series 3, Episode 1 clip

Things escalate out of control at a reenactment troupe's weekend display after new evidence emerges suggesting history might have taken a different course.

Featuring: Darren Strange (Steve), Tom Meeten (Herald) & Paul Whitehouse.

Press

The sadistic storytelling series returns with a new selection of fables for adults. Paul Whitehouse narrates the tale of a "fully immersive battle re-enactment" that inevitably gets out of hand. Next, Carrie Fisher's soothing presence contrasts with a story about a young couple who check into a mysterious B&B. Why is it the only place in the town with a vacancy? It's not just because of the three-minute shower rule. The twisted lovechild of Jackanory and Tales of the Unexpected delivers darkness and laughs.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 7th December 2015

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