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Welcome to the Krankies Web Site. Here you'll find all the latest information about the dynamic duo plus pictures you can download, tour dates and much much more.


Ian and Janette have been in show business for over 35 years headlining in every major theatre in the UK and playing every major venue in Australia from Perth to Darwin.

They have also become a major attraction on the cruise liners working for Cunard on the QE2 and for Sun Cruises the UK biggest package holiday cruise company.

If you remember the Eighties you’ll remember The Krankies From "Crackerjack , Krankies Klub, The Krankies Electronic Komic to KTV" The Krankies had there own TV show for 12years


Recently they have appeared on French and Saunders TV shows and Janette was featured in the very successful situation comedy " Dinner Ladies"

BBC Scotland produced a most successful documentary on their life which was shown last spring .This coming Autumn you can see The Krankies in BBC2 new series "The Entertainers"

Currently they are having there Autobiography written by one of Scotland's main feature writers this book should be published for next Spring


First Met 1965 Glasgow Pavilion Theatre

First TV appearance ITV Wheeltappers and Shunters 1973

Awarded Comedy Act of the Year Club Mirror Newspaper 1977

Royal Variety Show Palladium Theatre London 1978

Further 7 Royal Shows in front of all Royal Family between 1981 1987

TV Crackerjack 1981/82 BBC

Kra nkie Klub 1983/85 ITV

Krankies Electronic Komik 1986/7 BBC

KTV 1987/91 ITV


First Visit Sydney 1978 Eastern Suburbs, Sydney Clubs

TV Mike Walsh Show appeared once booked for 4 more through public demand

1987/89 Returned to South Sydney Junior Leagues Club, Perth Civic Theatre,

!990/01 South Sydney Juniors , Perth Civic Brisbane Clubs Twin Towns Clubs

1999 Civic Theatre Tour from Darwin to Gold Coast playing 14 venues over three weeks.

2001 Tweed Heads Bowls Club Jupiter's Casino ,Brisbane Leagues, and Services Clubs.

TV Australia

Mike Walsh 1978, 5 appearances over one month

Ray Martin 1987/93 appeared every year when in Australia

The Mid day Show numerous appearances between 1994/99

The Bert Newton Good Morning Australia every year when in Australia 1996/00


Janettes Terrible Accident


As you probably have heard Janette had a terrible accident on the 15th December 2004

resulting in the both of us withdrawing from the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow Pantomime "Jack And The Beanstalk"

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Janette is coming on well and should get back on her feet again soon, we will keep  you all informed of her progress and future work.














Welcome to The Krankies Web site, home to all the latest news about Ian, Janette (and Jimmy) Krankie... it's Fan-Dabi-Dozi