Crackanory. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.


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

Series 4

Crackanory. Dara O Briain. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

1. A Close Slave

First broadcast: Monday 30th January 2017

Set in ancient Rome, a slave who works in a playwright's household helps him finish his latest opus. Little does he know he's effectively conceived his own death. Written by Tony Way, narrated by Dara O Briain.


Crackanory. Sheridan Smith. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

2. Living With A Lie

First broadcast: Tuesday 31st January 2017

A frustrated writer fabricates an elderly relative to get time off work to start his novel. But when the doorbell goes and 'Aunt Janet' is standing on his doorstep, he realises his lie has come to life and he's got to deal with the old battle-axe for real. Written by Nico Tatarowicz, narrated by Sheridan Smith.


Crackanory. Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

3. The Despot Of Tea

First broadcast: Wednesday 1st February 2017

An out of work actor makes an advert for tea in an isolated former Soviet state, only to return years later to find that his character Sir Slurpington-Boots is a national treasure. Narrated by Bob Mortimer, written by Arnold Widdowson.


Crackanory. Anna Friel. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

4. The Survivor

First broadcast: Thursday 2nd February 2017

In 1850, a man wakes after a long illness and he finds he's being cared for by a group of strangers and a beautiful woman. If he is really their 'guest' as they keep insisting, why isn't he allowed out of the house? Narrated by Anna Friel, written by Alex Kirk.


Crackanory. Mel Giedroyc. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

5. Proxy Lady

First broadcast: Monday 6th February 2017

Beth is contacted out of the blue by a reclusive girl who used her picture on a dating website and has now met the love of her life. Is Beth willing to go and meet him in her place? Narrated by Mel Giedroyc, written by Katherine Jakeways.


Crackanory. Ben Bailey Smith. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

6. Devil's Haircut

First broadcast: Tuesday 7th February 2017

Set in 1940s New York. A baritone in a barbershop quartet unwittingly sells his soul to the devil to ensure his group wins the national finals. Narrated by Doc Brown, written by Sarah Morgan.


Crackanory. Mackenzie Crook. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

7. The Disappearance

First broadcast: Wednesday 8th February 2017

London 1910. An illusionist performs his 'the lady vanishes' act, only to find that she disappears without a trace. So he begins to wonder if he's acquired genuine magic powers. Narrated by Mackenzie Crook, written by Toby Davies.


Crackanory. Miriam Margolyes. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

8. Pickled

First broadcast: Thursday 9th February 2017

A down on his luck former aristocrat who squanders away his fortune stumbles upon an old house with a mysterious inhabitant. Narrated by Miriam Margolyes, written by Kevin Eldon.


Too Cracked for TV on Audible

Did you know you can get extra Crackanory stories by downloading the free 98 minute Audible special Too Cracked for TV? Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, Robert Bathurst and Simon Bird read new stories. In this video, Bird, Robins, Bathurst and Parkinson explain more. Download for free

Featuring: Robert Bathurst, Simon Bird, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins.