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 6 - Kathy Burke's Little Cracker

The Clash gives a certain fan life-changing advice in an autobiographical short written by and starring Kathy Burke.

Further details

Little Crackers. Image shows from L to R: Nun (Kathy Burke), Young Kathy (Ami Metcalf)
Little Crackers. Image shows from L to R: Young Kathy (Ami Metcalf), Joe Strummer (Sam Palladio)

Better Than Christmas

1980. Kathy Burke turns 16 in two days and is about to leave school after sitting one final exam. Kath's passion is music and she dreams of being a writer for the NME where she'll interview the likes of Paul Weller and Johnny Rotten.

As Kath and her friend Mary celebrate their freedom, they're stopped in their tracks by an almost unbelievable vision. There, in front of them, are The Clash. While an awestruck Kathy clutches her now-autographed NME, her hero, Joe Strummer, offers her some life-changing advice...


Produced by Tiger Aspect Productions.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 21st December 2010
Sky One
15 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 21st December 2010 11:00pm Sky1
Friday 31st December 2010 9:45pm Sky1
Wednesday 28th December 2011 9:00pm Sky1
Monday 3rd December 2012 3:10am Sky Arts
Sunday 23rd December 2012 12:45am Sky Atlantic
Tuesday 25th December 2012 11:15pm Sky Atlantic
Wednesday 26th December 2012 2:30am Sky Atlantic
Thursday 7th March 2013 12:15am Sky1

Cast & crew

Kathy Burke Nun
Guest cast
Ami Metcalf Young Kathy
Aimee-Ffion Edwards Mary
Sam Palladio Joe Strummer
Writing team
Kathy Burke Writer
Production team
Tim Kirkby Director
Izzy Mant Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Ben Cavey Executive Producer
Lucien Clayton Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Daniel Pemberton Composer

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