Little Crackers
Little Crackers

Little Crackers

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky One
  • 2010 - 2012
  • 35 episodes (3 series)

Festive seasons of autobiographical short films written by and starring some of Britain's top comedy stars, including Stephen Fry and Barbara Windsor. Stars Chris O'Dowd, Catherine Tate, Julian Barratt, Stephen Fry, Kathy Burke and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2010 - 2012
Channels
Sky One
Episodes
35 (3 series), plus 1 documentary
Stars
Chris O'Dowd, Catherine Tate, Julian Barratt, Stephen Fry, Kathy Burke, Bill Bailey, Julia Davis, Dawn French and more
Writers
Victoria Wood, Chris O'Dowd, Catherine Tate, Julian Barratt, Stephen Fry, Kathy Burke, Jo Brand, Bill Bailey and more

Little Crackers are seasons of autobiographical comic shorts from Britain's best-loved stars. The all-star line-up includes performances by Dawn French, Catherine Tate, Kathy Burke and Stephen Fry with home-grown favourites, Victoria Wood and Bill Bailey, directing their own tales.

Meera Syal's 2010 short was broadcast in 3D - the UK's first ever scripted TV comedy to be so. In 2012, shorts from Paul O'Grady and Jason Manford will also be broadcast in 3D.

The third series included contributions from Sharon Horgan, Omid Djalili, Joanna Lumley and Tommy Tiernan. Each 15 minute installment was immediately followed by a 15 minute behind-the-scenes documentary.

The strand returns for a fourth series this Christmas with Martin Freeman confirmed as one of the stars. Each will again comprise a fifteen minute film and a fifteen minute behind the scenes look at its journey to the screen. Set in 1977 at Christmas, Martin Freeman will write, direct and star in his cracker playing his dad.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 19th December 2010 at 9pm on Sky One
Most recent repeats

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