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Crackanory - Episode Guide

Season 1

Jack Dee, Sally Phillips

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Nov 13, 2013 (40 min)

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Are you sitting comfortably? Jackanory gets a reboot as famous faces read comic tales. Jack Dee and Sally Phillips narrate stories about a Twitter addict and a dead toymaker!

Rebecca Front, Kevin Eldon

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Nov 20, 2013 (40 min)

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Kevin Eldon tells a twisted tale about a man driven to insanity, while Rebecca Front narrates a story about a hack writer who finds a lost Bard play.

Harry Enfield, Sarah Solemani

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Nov 27, 2013 (40 min)

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Twisted tales read by Harry Enfield and Sarah Solemani. An office worker takes on a high-street coffee chain and a downtrodden librarian gains access to a CIA military drone!

Sharon Horgan, Charlie Higson

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Dec 4, 2013 (40 min)

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Sharon Horgan and Charlie Higson read two darkly comic tales. A translator changes the world order at a political summit. A young female motorist breaks down on Walpurgis Night.

Richard Hammond, Jessica Hynes

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Dec 11, 2013 (40 min)

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Amusing stories for adults, read by Richard Hammond and Jessica Hynes. A postman reads his crush's mail to learn what makes her tick and a woman meets her eight-year-old self.

Hugh Dennis, Stephen Mangan

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Dec 18, 2013 (40 min)

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Star-studded storytime! Stephen Mangan and Hugh Dennis narrate funny yarns about a newsreader interviewing an evil dictator and a care assistant who moonlights as a superhero.

Season 2

Vic Reeves, Rik Mayall

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Sep 24, 2014 (40 min)

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Super stories for big kids! A cleaner is accidentally launched into space and a weatherman controls the climate in two tales read by Vic Reeves and the late, great Rik Mayall.

Ben Miller, Sue Perkins

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Oct 1, 2014 (40 min)

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Ben Miller and Sue Perkins read two superbly twisted tales. A scientist creates the perfect wife using his dog's brain and a convict escapes from jail by mailing herself out!

David Mitchell, Katherine Parkinson

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Oct 8, 2014 (40 min)

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Party guests fear for their lives and earthquake survivors consider cannibalism. David Mitchell and Katherine Parkinson are your star storytellers for these ripping dark yarns.

Johnny Vegas, Meera Syal

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Oct 15, 2014 (40 min)

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then Johnny Vegas and Meera Syal will begin. Today's wicked tales are about a murderous obit writer and a man who finds relics from his dodgy past.

Warwick Davis, Emilia Fox

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Oct 22, 2014 (40 min)

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Warwick Davis and Emilia Fox narrate darkly comic tales. A man with a gift for untangling things tries to woo a princess. A wife is framed for a murder plot - by her own hubby.

Simon Callow, Ruby Wax

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Oct 29, 2014 (40 min)

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Ruby Wax and Simon Callow spin these sublime yarns. A TV talent show judge gets a brutal taste of his own medicine and a street perfomer poses as a statue to foil an art heist.

Season 3

Paul Whitehouse, Carrie Fisher

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Dec 7, 2015 (40 min)

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Dave's award-winning adult short story series is back! Paul Whitehouse's yarn centres on a re-enactment group. Carrie Fisher narrates a tale about a mysterious hotel.

Catherine Tate, Richard Ayoade

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Dec 8, 2015 (40 min)

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Darkly comic bedtime reading - for big kids only. Star storytellers Catherine Tate and Richard Ayoade spin yarns about sought-after school catchment areas and a deadly beast.

Christopher Lloyd, Jimmy Carr

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Dec 9, 2015 (40 min)

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Great Scott! The legendary Doc himself, Christopher Lloyd, narrates a darkly comic tale about a detective's haunted sat nav. Jimmy Carr recites a ghoulish zombie story.

Robbie Coltrane, Sarah Millican

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Dec 10, 2015 (40 min)

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It's Cracker-nory as Robbie Coltrane narrates a fiendish tale about a panto that faces a bomb threat. An abbatoir worker can't bear killing cows in Sarah Millican's dark yarn.

Morgana Robinson, Greg Davies

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Dec 11, 2015 (40 min)

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The very funny Morgana Robinson and Greg Davies lend their vocal skills to two twisted tales about an office awards ceremony and a man who mistakenly sends his boss a text.

Simon Bird, Tamsin Greig

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Dec 12, 2015 (40 min)

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The final chapter - for now - of Dave's sublime adult story series, with tales about a superstitious landlady and a man hiding a CIA agent. Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig narrate.

Season 4

A Close Slave

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Jan 30, 2017

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Dave's original short story series returns with Dara O Briain narrating. A Roman slave helps his playwright master finish his latest opus - but at what cost?

Living with a Lie

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Jan 31, 2017 (40 min)

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A writer fabricates an elderly relative to get time off work to start his novel - but his lie comes to life! Told by Sheridan Smith.

The Despot of Tea

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Feb 1, 2017 (40 min)

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Are you sitting comfortably? Bob Mortimer spins this dark, witty yarn about a jobbing actor who makes a smash-hit advert for tea in a former Soviet state.

The Survivor

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Feb 2, 2017 (40 min)

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In 1850, a man wakes after a long illness and finds he is being cared for by strangers - but isn't allowed to leave. Anna Friel is your star storyteller.

Proxy Lady

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Feb 6, 2017 (40 min)

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Bedtime reading for big kids. Beth is contacted by a shy girl who used her image on a dating site and now wants Beth to meet her new beau. Mel Giedroyc narrates.

Devil's Haircut

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Feb 7, 2017 (40 min)

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Doc Brown reads this superbly twisted tale, set in 40s New York. A baritone sells his soul to the devil to ensure his barbershop quartet wins a competition.

The Disappearance

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Feb 8, 2017 (40 min)

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Mackenzie Crook spins this twisted yarn. An illusionist performs his 'the lady vanishes' act rather too well and wonders if he has genuine magic powers.

Pickled

Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Feb 9, 2017 (40 min)

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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.

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