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 6 - Unlucky For Sam & Bob's House

Crackanory. Tamsin Greig. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
First up is the story of a young student who tries to convince his extremely superstitious elderly landlady that her beliefs are unfounded. In the last tale of the series a man attempts to hide the CIA agent living under his house from his girlfriend. Is he really tracking an imminent alien invasion? Read by Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig.

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Broadcast details

Saturday 12th December 2015
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 13th December 2015 12:40am Dave
Sunday 14th February 2016 11:00pm Dave
Monday 31st October 2016 12:00am Dave
Saturday 9th December 2017 2:00am Dave
Monday 29th October 2018 3:05am Dave
Thursday 25th April 2019 3:25am Dave

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Simon Bird Host / Presenter
Tamsin Greig Host / Presenter
Marcia Warren Dolly
Tom Bell Sam
Steve Oram Flynn
Kerry Godliman Connie
Kenneth Collard Bob (CIA Man)
Writing team
Holly Walsh Writer
Kevin Eldon 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


Unlucky For Same clip

Dolly is extremely superstitious.

Featuring: Marcia Warren (Dolly) & Simon Bird.

Simon Bird interview

Simon Bird talks about the art of storytelling.

Featuring: Simon Bird.

Tamsin Greig interview

Tamsin Greig talks about storytelling ahead of her turn in the Crackanory chair.

Featuring: Tamsin Greig.

A clip from Tamsin Greig's episode

Flynn discovers Bob in his basement.

Featuring: Steve Oram (Flynn) & Kenneth Collard (Bob).

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