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  • Summary

  • Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Inspired by the popular children's TV show Crackanory combines some of the UK's best comedy writers and performers. Weird and wonderful tales are brought to life in this series of stories narrated by familiar names. Carrie Fisher tells the story of a young couple checking into a strange B&B; Jimmy Carr takes on the story of Brian, who wakes in a morgue alongside his friend who is being attacked by zombies; Sarah Millican narrates a tale of a woman who can't bring herself to kill the cows at the abattoir where she works; and Robbie Coltrane shares a story of an amateur dramatic society who have to keep the audience laughing or else....

    Full author list: Nico Tatarowicz, Toby Davies, Kevin Eldon, Ali Crockatt, David Scott, Laurence Rickard, Jeremy Dyson, Simon Judd, Alex Carter and Holly Walsh, Kevin Eldon, Holly Walsh, Ed Easton, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tony Way, Toby Davies, Dafydd James, Nico Tatarowicz, Alexander Kirk and Melissa Bubnic.

    Full narrator list: Jack Dee, Sally Phillips, Rebecca Front, Kevin Eldon, Harry Enfield, Sarah Solemani, Sharon Horgan, Charlie Higson, Richard Hammond and Jessica Hynes, Simon Bird, Tamsin Greig, Morgana Robinson, Greg Davies, Robbie Coltrane, Sarah Millican, Catherine Tate, Richard Ayoade, Paul Whitehouse, Carrie Fisher, Jimmy Carr, Christopher Lloyd.

    ©2016 UKTV (P)2016 UKTV
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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: Uncivil War

    May 7 2018

    Things escalate out of control at a re-enactment troupe's weekend display, after new evidence emerges suggesting history might have taken a different course.

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    15 mins
  • Ep. 2: Dread and Breakfast

    May 7 2018

    A young couple checks into a mysterious B&B where the residents seem very keen to keep them there... forever.

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    16 mins
  • Ep. 3: The Catchment Area

    May 7 2018

    A couple desperate to get their 'gifted' daughter into the best local primary school move into a makeshift camp.

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    12 mins

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Fantabulous...

loved every minute of it. the crazy story lines, the characters, the twist and turns...just brilliant

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such fun

Short snappy stories for adults who are still kids at heart. excellent narration, I highly recommend these stories.