Crackanory is a storytelling television series aimed at adults, inspired by the popular children's series Jackanory. Each episode features two 15-minute tales narrated by contemporary comedians and actors, containing a mix of live action, original music and animation, all read from the same oversized chair. The first series attracted widespread critical acclaim and over half a million viewers to Dave.

A second series was broadcast in 2014, and featured comedian Rik Mayall, who recorded a story just before his death. Channel boss Steve North was quoted as saying: that it was a "complete privilege" to work with Mayall.

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Episode 4x08; Feb 9, 2017

A twisted tale from the fantastical mind of Kevin Eldon. A hapless former aristocrat stumbles upon an old house with a strange inhabitant. Miriam Margolyes narrates.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
4x08: PickledFeb 9, 2017
4x07: The DisappearanceFeb 8, 2017
4x06: Devil's HaircutFeb 7, 2017
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