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 3, Episode 4 - The Last Laugh & Abattnoir

Crackanory. Robbie Coltrane. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
When a bomb is discovered during their panto performance an amateur dramatics society has to keep the audience laughing or else. Next up, a girl takes a job at a local abattoir but can't bring herself to kill any cows, so takes them home instead. Read by Robbie Coltrane and Sarah Millican.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Thursday 10th December 2015
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 11th December 2015 12:40am Dave
Sunday 31st January 2016 11:00pm Dave
Monday 17th October 2016 12:00am Dave
Sunday 7th May 2017 11:00pm Dave
Monday 29th October 2018 1:40am Dave
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 3:20am Dave

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Robbie Coltrane Host / Presenter
Sarah Millican Host / Presenter
Kevin Eldon Skip
Janine Duvitski Phillis
Amy Hoggart Pinky
Alexander Kirk Actor
Cavan Clerkin Marvin
Kerry Howard Clara
Gareth Tunley Selwin
Writing team
Dafydd James Writer
Toby Davies 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
Owain Emanuel Animation
Nick Gibson Animation


Abattoir clip

Sarah Millican conveys part of a disturbing story that is set in an abattoir.

Featuring: Kerry Howard (Clara), Gareth Tunley (Selwin) & Sarah Millican.

Sarah Millican interview

Sarah Millican talks about her Crackanory story, and discusses what she thinks makes for a good storyteller.

Featuring: Sarah Millican.

A clip from Robbie Coltrane's story

Skip discovers a note that is quite scary.

Featuring: Kevin Eldon (Skip), Janine Duvitski (Phillis) & Robbie Coltrane.

Robbie Coltrane interview

Robbie Coltrane talks about storytelling.

Featuring: Robbie Coltrane.

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