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Drunk History. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Drunk History

Drunk History

  • TV comedy
  • Comedy Central
  • 2014 - 2017
  • 29 episodes (3 series)

British version of the hit US format in which an inebriated narrator attempts to recount an event from history. Stars Jimmy Carr.

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Series 2, Episode 3

Drunk History. Image shows from L to R: Wallis Simpson (Sophie McShera), Alan 'Tony' Lascelles (Greg James), Prince Edward (Tom Stourton). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Isy Suttie tells the story of Prince Edward and Mrs Simpson (featuring Greg James and Sophie McShera), while Ed Gamble narrates his version of The Great Escape (featuring Jamie Laing).

Further details

Episode 3 stars Jamie Laing and Dustin Demri Burns in The Great Escape, narrated by Ed Gamble.

And Isy Suttie tells her version of Prince Edward and Mrs Simpson starring Greg James and Sophie McShera, with Jimmy Carr providing the voice over.

Greg James interview

Are you a good or a bad drunk?

Funny and annoying.

Tell us your funniest story from a drunken night out...

I had a wee through the letterbox of an Ottakers.

If you could be one historical figure who would you be and why?

I'd be Churchill. He was good at announcing stuff on the radio. He knew how to hold an audience. I could learn a thing or two.

Who would you most like to have a pint with from history and why?

Henry VIII. I'd like to share a gammon with him. And advise him not to have too much therefore avoiding gout.

If you could go back in time to any moment in history when would it be and why?

I'd like to have a go on Lenin's train in Russia. Just think how fun it would be. I wonder if he ever asked to drive it? I would.

Jamie Laing interview

Can you tell us a bit about the character you're re-enacting in this episode?

I'm part of the escape team, and that's as much as I know! I think I'm tunnelling tunnels, but we'll soon find out!

Dressing up as a kid was the best thing in the world, so when you get to do it as an adult, it's the coolest thing. I'm super excited to start escaping!

Have you seen clips of the drunk comedian narrating your story?

I've heard the clips but haven't seen the footage. The great thing about this show is that they actually do get drunk! I heard that Ed was really drunk.

Can you hold your drink?

Weirdly, as a small guy, I can actually hold my drink. I think University teaches you how to drink. I get drunk very quickly but then I just stay a certain drink.

What are your favourite drunk munchies?

I'm not one of those people who will eat a kebab when they're drunk. I really like salad cream - mini Scotch eggs and salad cream!

If you could be one historical figure, who would it be?

I would be Shackleton, because he's an explorer and what's better than that. Being an explorer would be the coolest thing in the entire world because you're discovering new places and new things and everyone loves treasure hunting. I love adventures and he was the biggest adventurer.

Who would be your dream person to share a pint with from history?

Probably Shackleton or someone weird like Hitler would be super interesting. I imagine he's a super eccentric person. He also had great style and that's something not a lot of people know.

If you could go back to one moment in history, when would it be?

I'd go back to the 60s or 70s or maybe to 1066 and the Battle of Hastings. But if you could go back to any time, you wouldn't really want to go there! I'd go back to the 60s because of the music, festivals and free love.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 17th February 2016
Comedy Central
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Narrator
Guest cast
Tom Stourton Prince Edward
Steve Oram King George V
Greg James Alan 'Tony' Lascelles
Sophie McShera Wallis Simpson
Matthew Steer Stanley Baldwin
Dustin Demri-Burns Roger Bushell
Rich Hall Flight Lieutenant Wally Floody
Jamie Laing British Airman
Colin Hoult Colonel 'Freddie'
Adam Drake Nazi Guard
James McNicholas Gay Jewish Nazi
Isy Suttie Self
Ed Gamble Self
Writing team
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Tom McKay Director
Ben Rogers Producer
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Jill Offman Executive Producer
Lourdes Diaz Executive Producer
Stuart Lutes Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Nick Murray Willis Animation

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