Imagine if Jackanory was set free from it's childish shackles and set loose on adults. Meet Crackanory - a masterclass in storytelling, combining some of the best UK comedy writers and comedy performers.

Crackanory - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-11-13

Crackanory - Crackanory - Netflix

Crackanory is a storytelling television series aimed at adults, inspired by the popular children's series Jackanory and broadcast on the television channel Dave. Each episode features tales narrated by contemporary comedians and actors, containing a mix of live action, original music and animation, all read from the same oversized chair, in a set consistent and reflective of the story. The first series attracted widespread critical acclaim and over half a million viewers to Dave. There are a number of reoccurring themes through the series, with the fictional company Tripec Plastics and “fat Nicola from accounts” being frequently referenced.

Crackanory - Second series - Netflix

Live action actors in the second series include Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Rosie Cavaliero, Michael Fish, Alice Lowe, Elis James, Victoria Wicks, Lucy Montgomery, Dominic Coleman, Tom Meeten and Sara Pascoe.

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.

Crackanory - References - Netflix