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 3 - The Despot Of Tea

Crackanory. Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
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.

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 1st February 2017
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 2nd February 2017 1:30am Dave
Monday 6th March 2017 12:00am Dave
Wednesday 12th September 2018 3:00am Dave
Monday 24th June 2019 1:55am Dave
Sunday 16th February 2020 3:10am Dave
Saturday 30th May 2020 3:15am Dave
Monday 31st August 2020 2:00am Dave

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Bob Mortimer Host / Presenter
Tom Bennett Geoff
Jamie Glassman Vitaly
Gareth Tunley Alexei
Writing team
Arnold Widdowson 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


Bob Mortimer interview

Bob Mortimer talks about his tale.

Featuring: Bob Mortimer.

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