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 4, Episode 2 - Living With A Lie

Crackanory. Sheridan Smith. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
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.

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Broadcast details

Tuesday 31st January 2017
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 1st February 2017 1:30am Dave
Monday 27th February 2017 12:00am Dave
Monday 27th February 2017 3:25am Dave
Tuesday 11th September 2018 3:25am Dave
Sunday 23rd June 2019 2:15am Dave
Sunday 16th February 2020 2:45am Dave
Friday 29th May 2020 3:15am Dave
Sunday 30th August 2020 3:10am Dave

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Sheridan Smith Host / Presenter
Dylan Edwards Russell
Steve Oram Phil
Moya Brady Auntie Janet
Ann Akin Lauren
Writing team
Nico Tatarowicz Writer
Production team
Richard Pengelley Director
Arnold Widdowson Producer
Tanya Qureshi Executive Producer
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Jennifer Sheridan Editor
Thorin Thompson Production Designer
Sally Broome Casting Director
Lucy Williams Costume Designer
Olly Wiggins Director of Photography
Susie Munachen Make-up Designer
Waen Shepherd Composer
Adam Morris 1st Assistant Director


Sheridan Smith interview

Sheridan Smith discusses her episode of the show.

Featuring: Dylan Edwards (Russell), Steve Oram (Phil), Sheridan Smith & Nico Tatarowicz.


Preview - Crackanory

Dave has been on a roll with its comedy shows recently. Earlier in January two of its shows, Red Dwarf XI and Taskmaster, won Awards, with the former winning "Comedy of the Year". Another one of their shows that always makes for fun, if disturbing viewing, is their storytelling show Crackanory, where a different guest reads a different dark comic tale.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 31st January 2017

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