Cunk On.... Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan). Copyright: House Of Tomorrow
Cunk On...

Cunk On...

  • TV comedy
  • BBC Two
  • 2016 - 2019
  • 13 episodes (1 series)

Spin-off from Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe featuring Diane Morgan as Philomena Cunk.

  • Due to return for Cunk On Earth

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Cunk On Britain, Episode 4 - Twentieth Century Shocks

Cunk On.... Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan). Copyright: House Of Tomorrow
Philomena and Mark Lawson examine the first half of the 20th Century, with two world wars but no world cup.

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Broadcast details

Tuesday 24th April 2018
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 11th March 2019 10:00pm BBC2
Tuesday 27th July 2021 10:00pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Diane Morgan Philomena Cunk
Guest cast
Robert Peston Self
Ashley Jackson (as Professor Ashley Jackson) Self
Mark Lawson Self
Howard Goodall (as Howard Goodall CBE) Self
Ruth Adams (as Dr. Ruth Adams) Self
Writing team
Charlie Brooker Writer
Jason Hazeley Writer
Joel Morris Writer
Ben Caudell Writer
Production team
Lorry Powles Director
Alison Marlow (as Ali Marlow) Series Producer
Matt Hulme Producer
Annabel Jones Executive Producer
Alex Moody Executive Producer
Charlie Brooker Executive Producer
Damon Tai Editor
Jon Kassell Director of Photography


Who still listens to the radio?

Philomena Cunk and Mark Lawson talk about the invention of the BBC.

Featuring: Diane Morgan (Philomena Cunk) & Mark Lawson.


We reach the 20th century, and as stupid as the good Philomena is, she occasionally hits on a truism: first world war soldiers "came home to a Britain they could hardly recognise, because it was wearing a skirt". Elsewhere, she wonders if the BBC was one of those "stupid mistakes the government makes, like Brexit".

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 24th April 2018

Is British comedy chasing its own tail?

As Cunk On Britain reaches the series' halfway line, we start to yawn...

James Sharp, GQ, 24th April 2018

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