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Drunk History. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Drunk History

Comedy Central comedy in which drunk comedians tell stories. 29 episodes (3 series), 2014 - 2017. Stars Jimmy Carr.

Drunk History. Lady of the Lake (Stephanie Pratt). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Series 3, Episode 3

Russell Kane's legend of King Arthur features Stephanie Pratt as a unique Lady of the Lake, and Iain Stirling's sloshed take on Chariots of Fire sprinter Eric Liddell stars Tom Rosenthal.

Full synopsis

Javone Prince interview

Drunk History. Image shows from L to R: Arthur (Ben Hardy), Mordred (Javone Prince). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Javone Prince talks to us about his role in this episode:

Which historical figure do you play?

I play is Mordred, from the legend of King Arthur.

How much did you know about them before taking on this role?

I knew a little bit about the story of King Arthur, because it was always on TV when I was young. I must confess that I never read a book.

So I had an idea of story before I took on the role. I was excited to do it because I enjoyed it as a child. And everybody likes to play with swords!!!!

What was it like having to mime along to the storyteller's words?

At first it was a bit difficult. But enjoyable at the same time, because you have to mime the words of a drunk celebrity trying their best to retell a historical story with slurred words and bit of embellishment, and their interpretation of the characters.

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 wouldn't like to get drunk on television and tell a historical story. I'm not a very good drunk. I always have very bad hangovers the next day and also I can't remember what I did.

Are you interested in history?

I never really paid a lot of attention at school because I thought it was boring, but my favourite subject was History. I loved it because I would imagine that I was there.

If you had a time machine, which time period would you most like to go back to, and why?

I would go back to the beginning of the Second World War, because it seems like there was lots going on in the world at the time. The events that lead to the build-up of the war. I also would be very very scared.

Meanwhile, if you could have a night down the pub with historical figures, who would you invite?

If I had one night in a pub and I had to invite people from history it would have to be Michael Jackson. I'll get him to teach me all his dancing moves. Plus, Malcolm X, Prince, Gene Wilder, and Charlie Chaplin, because he is a genius.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Time
10pm
Channel
Comedy Central
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 11:00pm on Comedy Central
  2. Friday 24th March 2017 at 11:30pm on CC Extra
  3. Sunday 26th March 2017 at 2:00am on Comedy Central
  4. Monday 27th March 2017 at 1:00am on CC Extra
  5. Monday 27th March 2017 at 11:00pm on Comedy Central
  6. Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 10:30pm on Comedy Central
  7. Saturday 6th May 2017 at 1:05am on CC Extra

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Carr Narrator
Guest cast
Mark Davison Merlin
Ben Hardy Arthur
Aisling Bea Guinevere
Stephanie Pratt Lady of the Lake
Ciaran Dowd Lancelot
Javone Prince Mordred
Kadiff Kirwan Knight
Tom Bennett Eric Liddell
Rufus Hound God
Tom Rosenthal Harold Abrahams
Matthew Steer Scipio Africanus "Sam" Mussabini
Adam Foster Journalist
Lucy Middleditch 8 Year old Girl
Russell Kane Self
Iain Stirling Self
Writing team
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Tom McKay Director
Ben Rogers Producer
Andrew Brereton (as Andy Brereton) Executive Producer
Louise Holmes Executive Producer
Matt Tiller Executive Producer
Stuart Lutes Editor
Rachel Spann Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer

Videos

Russell Kane does King Arthur

Russell Kane tells the story of King Arthur.

Featuring: Russell Kane, Ben Hardy (Arthur), Aisling Bea (Guinevere), Ciaran Dowd (Lancelot).

Olympic Gold

Iain Stirling helps Tom Rosenthal win Olympic Gold.

Featuring: Iain Stirling, Tom Rosenthal (Harold Abrahams), Matthew Steer (Scipio Africanus "Sam" Mussabini).

Arthur and Merlin talk about Guinevere

Russell Kane 'explains' how Arthur and Merlin talked about Guinevere.

Featuring: Russell Kane, Mark Davison (Merlin), Ben Hardy (Arthur), Aisling Bea (Guinevere).

The Lady of the Lake

Stephanie Pratt plays The Lady of the Lake in Russell Kane's tale about King Arthur.

Featuring: Russell Kane, Mark Davison (Merlin), Ben Hardy (Arthur), Stephanie Pratt (Lady of the Lake).

Chariots of Fire

Iain Stirling tells the tale of Chariots of Fire, with Tom Rosenthal as sprinter Eric Liddell.

Featuring: Iain Stirling, Tom Bennett (Eric Liddell), Tom Rosenthal (Harold Abrahams).

Eric Liddell runs

Iain Stirling continues to tell the tale of Chariots of Fire, with Tom Rosenthal as sprinter Eric Liddell.

Featuring: Iain Stirling, Tom Rosenthal (Harold Abrahams).

Press

The Secrets of Drunk History with Tom Rosenthal

Comedian and actor Tom Rosenthal reveals as much as he can remember about his return to the Comedy Central show.

BT, 22nd March 2017

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