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UKTV orders comedy series Crackanory from Endemol’s Tiger Aspect

Channel operator UKTV has ordered an original comedy series Crackanory from Tiger Aspect, the UK production company owned by Endemol.

The 6x40mins series will air on UKTV’s entertainment channel Dave. A grown-up take on the classic British kids storytelling show Jackanory, it will feature a roster of well-known UK comics and celebrities including Harry Enfield, Jack Dee and Richard Hammond.

Each forty-minute instalment will feature two stories as well as animated elements. The show greenlit by commissioning editor, comedy, Sarah Fraser and ordered by Dave general manager, Steve North.

North said: “Crackanory gives it a brand new, contemporary twist, in what could be described as an ingenious adult adaptation of well-loved children’s programme Jackanory. Weird and wonderful tales delivered by the funniest people on television.”

UKTV is a joint venture between Scripps and BBC Worldwide.