Series 3, Episode 2
Mat Horne interview
Which historical figure do you play?
Billy the Kid.
How much did you know about them before taking on this role?
I knew he was called Billy. And that he wasn't a kid. He was an actual adult cowboy.
What was it like having to mime along to the storyteller's words? Did that take much practice to get right?
I've done the UK Drunk History right from the pilot, so I'm pretty used to it now. It's hard the first time you do it, but gets easier from there. Like riding a bike or making love with another adult.
Next time, would you be up for getting drunk and being a storyteller, or is the prospect of a hangover too scary to contemplate?
I don't drink, so it ain't gonna happen.
Are you interested in history? Did you pay attention to the subject at school?
I am very interested in history now. Especially Scottish history, modern American political history and also what happened yesterday. I hated history in school, but mainly because Mr Henderson was boring a.f.
If you had a time machine, which time period would you most like to go back to, and why?
The 17th century, to better research the play I'm currently doing at the Garrick Theatre in the West End, close to all pubs, bars and restaurants. The Miser starring Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack, Katy Wix and Ellie White. Until June 10th 2017.
Meanwhile, if you could have a night down the pub with any historical figure (or group of people), who would you invite?
Billy the Kid... to ask him if I did it right.
What are you working on next?
See the question about the time machine... I'm way ahead of you.
- Wednesday 15th March 2017
- Comedy Central
- 30 minutes
Show past repeats
|Thursday 16th March 2017||11:15pm||Comedy Central|
|Friday 17th March 2017||11:45pm||CC Extra|
|Sunday 19th March 2017||1:10am||Comedy Central|
|Monday 20th March 2017||1:00am||CC Extra|
|Tuesday 21st March 2017||12:00am||Comedy Central|
|Wednesday 26th April 2017||10:30pm||Comedy Central|
|Thursday 27th April 2017||11:30pm||Comedy Central|
|Saturday 29th April 2017||12:55am||CC Extra|
|Saturday 23rd December 2017||2:30am||CC Extra|
|Friday 29th December 2017||3:20am||CC Extra|
|Monday 22nd January 2018||3:25am||CC Extra|
|Friday 14th September 2018||2:00am||CC Extra|
|Thursday 2nd May 2019||3:05am||CC Extra|
|Tuesday 7th May 2019||3:05am||CC Extra|
|Tuesday 10th November 2020||1:00am||CC Extra|
|Monday 16th November 2020||1:00am||CC Extra|
|Saturday 9th October 2021||2:00am||CC Extra|
Cast & crew
|Rufus Hound||James Dolan|
|Ciarán Dowd||Sheriff Brady|
|Mathew Baynton||John Tunstall|
|Mathew Horne||Billy the Kid|
|Emma Sidi||Local Woman|
|Katy Brand||Queen Elizabeth I|
|Sarah Daykin||Elizabeth's Courtier|
|Alexander Kirk (as Alex Kirk)||Frances Walsingham|
|Michelle Keegan||Mary Queen of Scots|
|Lauren Pattison||Mary's Courtier|
|Tim Key||Lord Darnley|
|Joel Fry||Gilbert Gifford|
|James Murray (as James 'Murr' Murray)||Self|
|Lydia Rose Bewley||Self|
|Dominic English||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Adam Morris||1st Assistant Director|
|Andy Brereton||Executive Producer|
|Louise Holmes||Executive Producer|
|Matt Tiller||Executive Producer|
|Jo Sutherland||Production Designer|
|Sally Broome||Casting Director|
|Lucy Williams||Costume Designer|
|Ben Bee||Director of Photography|
|Juliette Tomes||Make-up Designer|
|Lisa Isles||Make-up Designer|
|Nick Murray Willis||Animation|