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

Crackanory. Catherine Tate. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Series 3, Episode 2 - The Catchment Area & The Frogbeast Of Pontfidd

A couple desperate to get their "gifted" daughter into the best local primary school move into a makeshift camp. The second story goes back in time to 1901 as a photographer arrives in a sleepy local village determined to capture proof that the deadly beast residing there doesn't really exist. Read by Catherine Tate and Richard Ayoade.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th December 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Catherine Tate Host / Presenter
Richard Ayoade Host / Presenter
Nicholas Burns Jeremy Blake
Sophie Colquhoun Naomi Blake
Perry Fitzpatrick Glenn (Estate Agent)
Valerie Lilley Home Owner
Kerry Howard Parent
Tom Stourton Parent
Tom Stourton Todd
Amy Hoggart Mirriam
Jamie Glassman Villager
Writing team
Holly Walsh Writer
Toby Davies Writer
Production team
Richard Pengelley Director
Arnold Widdowson Producer
Hilary Rosen Executive Producer
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Jim Nolan Animation
Manu Roig Animation


Catherine Tate's The Catchment Area

Would you pay £2,000 a month to live in a caravan with a tin bath?

Featuring: Catherine Tate, Sophie Colquhoun (Naomi Blake), Perry Fitzpatrick (Glenn), Valerie Lilley (Home Owner).

Richard Ayoade's The Frogbeast of Pontfidd

In a small village with a legendary beast, a sceptic with a camera arrives.

Featuring: Richard Ayoade, Tom Stourton (Todd).


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