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 3 - Catherine Tate's Little Cracker

A novel twist on the Nativity in an autobiographical short written, directed by and starring Catherine Tate.

Further details

Little Crackers. Image shows from L to R: Josephine (Catherine Tate), Young Catherine (Madeleine Power)
Little Crackers. Image shows from L to R: Young Catherine (Madeleine Power), Josephine (Catherine Tate)

My First Nativity

1976 - St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School is preparing for its Nativity play, but there isn't a part for one very shy six-year-old girl. Young Catherine Tate would rather wet herself in class than put her hand up to ask to go to the toilet.

When Catherine's mum learns of her daughter's omission from the cast she persuades Sister Mary Bernadette that Catherine's talents as an impressionist need to be seen. When the young performer is given a role in the production, the song she chooses to sing doesn't quite fit the traditional Nativity theme...


Produced by Tiger Aspect Productions.

Broadcast details

Monday 20th December 2010
Sky One
15 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 20th December 2010 10:30pm Sky1
Friday 24th December 2010 10:45pm Sky1
Friday 31st December 2010 9:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 27th December 2011 9:00pm Sky1

Cast & crew

Catherine Tate Josephine
Guest cast
Madeleine Power Young Catherine
Brid Brennan Sister Mary Bernadette
Anita Dobson Nan
Ellie Haddington Nellie
Niky Wardley Angie
Writing team
Catherine Tate Writer
Production team
Catherine Tate Director
Izzy Mant Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Lucien Clayton Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer

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