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.

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Little Crackers 2010, Episode 11 - Dawn French's Little Cracker

Make way for the Queen Mother who comes to visit in an autobiographical short inspired by and starring Dawn French.

Further details

Little Crackers. HM The Queen Mother (Dawn French)
Little Crackers. HM The Queen Mother (Dawn French)

Operation Big Hat

Four-year-old Dawn French enjoys nothing more than a fairy tale, particularly her favourite story, Snow White.

Dawn lives with her parents and brother on RAF Leconfield, where her father works as an engineer. When her family is selected as an ordinary, everyday clan, perfect for a visit from the Queen Mother, Dawn's lively imagination and memories of Snow White's vivid illustrations leave her cowering rather than curtseying - much to the embarrassment of her parents and the royalists on the RAF base.


Produced by Tiger Aspect Productions.

Broadcast details

Friday 24th December 2010
Sky One
15 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 24th December 2010 10:30pm Sky1
Friday 31st December 2010 8:45pm Sky1
Tuesday 27th December 2011 9:15pm Sky1
Sunday 2nd December 2012 11:40am Sky Arts
Friday 7th December 2012 12:50am Sky Arts
Tuesday 25th December 2012 8:30pm Sky Atlantic
Wednesday 26th December 2012 5:00pm Sky Atlantic
Thursday 7th March 2013 12:00am Sky1

Cast & crew

Dawn French HM The Queen Mother
Guest cast
Sarah Smart Roma French
Tom Stuart Denys French
Brooke Holmes Young Dawn French
Jem Savin Gary French
Geraldine McNulty Norma
Patrick Barlow Patrick
Sam Battersea Peggy
Writing team
Beth Kilcoyne Writer
Emma Kilcoyne Writer
Dawn French Story
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Izzy Mant Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer

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