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 5

Drunk History. Image shows from L to R: Elsie Wright (Catherine Tate), Frances Griffiths (Mathew Horne). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Charlotte Ritchie reveals the truth behind The Cottingley Fairies (stars Catherine Tate and Mathew Horne), and Nish Kumar talks about the Invention of the Telephone (featuring Anthony Head).

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Wednesday 9th March 2016
Comedy Central
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 10th March 2016 10:25pm CC Extra
Friday 11th March 2016 11:00pm Comedy Central
Sunday 13th March 2016 3:25am Comedy Central
Monday 14th March 2016 1:30am Comedy Central
Tuesday 15th March 2016 12:30am Comedy Central
Wednesday 22nd June 2016 10:30pm Comedy Central
Friday 24th June 2016 11:30pm Comedy Central
Friday 12th August 2016 2:30am Comedy Central
Saturday 13th August 2016 12:25am CC Extra
Saturday 31st December 2016 2:00am CC Extra
Monday 2nd January 2017 2:45am Comedy Central
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 10:30pm Comedy Central
Saturday 25th February 2017 1:20am CC Extra
Monday 27th February 2017 2:30am CC Extra
Sunday 5th March 2017 1:00am CC Extra
Thursday 21st December 2017 3:00am CC Extra
Friday 24th August 2018 3:00am CC Extra
Wednesday 17th April 2019 3:00am CC Extra
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 11:30pm Comedy Central
Tuesday 3rd November 2020 1:00am CC Extra
Friday 6th November 2020 1:00am CC Extra
Sunday 8th November 2020 2:00am CC Extra
Saturday 18th September 2021 2:30am CC Extra
Monday 20th September 2021 3:25am CC Extra
Thursday 3rd February 2022 2:55am CC Extra
Sunday 8th May 2022 1:30am CC Extra
Saturday 14th May 2022 2:30am CC Extra
Thursday 2nd June 2022 12:00am CC Extra
Saturday 4th June 2022 1:00am CC Extra
Wednesday 8th June 2022 10:00pm CC Extra
Monday 21st November 2022 11:00pm Comedy Central
Friday 7th July 2023 3:40am CC Extra
Wednesday 6th March 2024 1:00am Comedy Central
Wednesday 13th March 2024 12:50am Comedy Central
Sunday 17th March 2024 3:25am CC Extra

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Narrator
Guest cast
Catherine Tate Elsie Wright
Mathew Horne Frances Griffiths
Alexander Kirk Arthur Wright
Matthew Steer Edward Gardner
Bruce Mackinnon Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Anthony Head Alexander Graham Bell
Tom Stourton Thomas Watson
Tim Key Thomas Edison
Mathew Baynton Antonio Meucci
Kath Hughes Polly Wright
James Meehan Theosophist
Charlotte Ritchie Self
Nish Kumar Self
CiarĂ¡n Dowd Actor
Marcus Butler Ensemble Actor
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


The Cottingley Fairies

Charlotte Ritchie reveals the truth behind The Cottingley Fairies.


Nish Kumar talks about the invention of the telephone.

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