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 2011, Episode 3 - Jane Horrocks' Little Cracker

Bad hair and a unique talent are unveiled in a short inspired by the life and times of Jane Horrocks.
Little Crackers. Hairdresser (Jane Horrocks)


Jane Horrocks is a big Barbra Streisand fan - she's dazzled by A Star Is Born and can't get enough of its soundtrack. Alas, this fondness for Ms Streisand is taken too far when, against the advice of her hairdresser, 13-year-old Jane opts for a perm. The result is less Babs-channelling bouncy curls, more OAP-esque ringlets. It's not a good look, and what's worse is that the teen has a party to attend (complete with date) and a looming dance show. It's during these testing times, though, that Jane discovers a unique talent and a star really is born.


Produced by Sprout Pictures.

Broadcast details

Monday 19th December 2011
Sky One
15 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 25th December 2011 11:00pm Sky1
Saturday 31st December 2011 11:40pm Sky1
Saturday 1st December 2012 1:00pm Sky1
Friday 7th December 2012 6:00pm Sky1
Saturday 15th December 2012 2:45pm Sky Arts
Tuesday 25th December 2012 9:30am Sky1
Wednesday 26th December 2012 5:30pm Sky Atlantic
Tuesday 5th March 2013 12:15am Sky1
Wednesday 25th December 2013 11:30am Sky Atlantic
Monday 30th December 2013 12:15pm Sky1
Friday 3rd January 2014 4:00am Sky1
Friday 3rd January 2014 9:30am Sky1
Saturday 4th January 2014 4:15am Sky1
Saturday 6th December 2014 7:45pm Sky Arts
Friday 26th December 2014 2:15pm Sky Atlantic
Monday 21st December 2015 5:45am Sky2

Cast & crew

Jane Horrocks Hairdresser
Guest cast
Sophie Wright Young Jane
Katy Clayton Tracy
Ciara Baxendale Patsy
James Ainsworth Andrew
Charlie Kenyon Lad
Claire Greenway (as Claire Greenaway) Margaret
Writing team
Nick Vivian Writer
Production team
Paul Norton Walker Director
Mike Elliott Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Stephen Fry Executive Producer
Gina Carter Executive Producer
Saskia Schuster Executive Producer
Zoƫ Rocha Executive Producer
Scott Cato Editor
Kem White Production Designer

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