Little Crackers.

Little Crackers

Sky One comedy drama. 36 episodes (3 series), 2010 - 2012. Stars Chris O'Dowd, Catherine Tate, Julian Barratt, Stephen Fry, Kathy Burke, Bill Bailey, Julia Davis and others.

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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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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