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 3, Episode 4

Drunk History. Image shows from L to R: Roger Cordrey (Seb Cardinal), Bruce Reynolds (Simon Bird), Gordon Goody (Joel Fry). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Emma Bunton and Blake Harrison forge a unique bond in Kerry Howard's sozzled story of Beatrix Potter. Joe Lycett slurs through the Great Train Robbery starring Simon Bird and Joel Fry.

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Further details

Kerry Howard interview

Drunk History. Kerry Howard. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

What was your story about?

I believe I had to retell the life and times of Beatrix Potter, or Babs. When I read my story, I really didn't think it would work. The history was very dry not much room for humour. I mean there was nothing funny in her life, interesting yes, bit sad, yes, but funny? Hell no. Until I got drunk and basically lied my pants off.

How much did you drink?

Lots of prosecco, I definitely had a bottle to myself. It doesn't take much to be honest, I'm probably the easiest guest to get drunk.

What was the next morning like?

I was up at 6 with my toddler singing about doing a poo in his nappy. Pure bliss.

Can you rate your hangover?

Um, I'd rate it a massive twat.

Do you like history? What era would you like to live in?

I do like history actually but only in a voyeuristic sense.

I don't think there is any female-friendly eras, unless I could go back to the pagan times when we were revered as gods.

Anything else you'd like to plug?

Witless is coming to BBC One in April!

Spencer Jones interview

Drunk History. William Turner Thiselton-Dyer (Spencer Jones). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Which historical figure do you play?

This bloke from the olden days who was proper rude to Beatrix Potter. She was a woman and he was a sexist. He couldn't help it. He was a man and all men are idiots.

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

He was just a guy like me. A human struggling to get on in the world. I think it's something we can all relate to. I approach all roles the same. Find the 'truth' at the 'coalface of humanity' and let the audience interpret your findings.

What was it like having to mime along to Kerry Howard's words? Did that take much practice to get right?

I researched the role deeply. I built a shed in the back garden and listened to the tapes over and over again until my girlfriend broke up with me and took the kids away. It was a sacrifice but it was worth it. The on screen results speak for themselves.

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 period just before I started doing these questions. I think I made some big errors and people are going to think I am a bellend.

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

Without a shadow of a doubt it would be John, Paul, George, and Ringo. They were the best people in my maths class. Really funny Liverpudlians. Wonderful singers. Weird hair.

What are you working on next?

Skirting boards in the hallway.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 29th March 2017
Comedy Central
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 30th March 2017 11:00pm Comedy Central
Friday 31st March 2017 11:25pm CC Extra
Sunday 2nd April 2017 2:00am Comedy Central
Monday 3rd April 2017 1:00am CC Extra
Tuesday 4th April 2017 12:00am Comedy Central
Saturday 23rd December 2017 3:00am CC Extra
Monday 29th January 2018 3:25am CC Extra
Friday 14th September 2018 3:00am CC Extra
Thursday 9th May 2019 3:05am CC Extra
Wednesday 11th November 2020 1:00am CC Extra
Monday 16th November 2020 2:00am CC Extra
Saturday 3rd July 2021 1:10am CC Extra
Monday 5th July 2021 3:10am CC Extra
Saturday 16th October 2021 2:00am CC Extra
Monday 18th October 2021 2:55am CC Extra

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Narrator
Guest cast
Joel Fry Gordon Goody
Simon Bird Bruce Reynolds
Seb Cardinal Roger Cordrey
Steve Stamp Peter
Adam Foster Jack Mills
Ed Eales-White Detective Tommy Butler
Kath Hughes Helen Potter
Emma Bunton Beatrix Potter
Blake Harrison Peter Rabbit
Spencer Jones William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Bruce Mackinnon Norman Warne
Kerry Howard Self
Joe Lycett Self
Writing team
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Tom McKay Director
Adam Morris 1st Assistant Director
Ben Rogers Producer
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Louise Holmes Executive Producer
Matt Tiller Executive Producer
Stuart Lutes Editor
Rachel Spann Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Sally Broome Casting Director
Lucy Williams Costume Designer
Ben Bee Director of Photography
Juliette Tomes Make-up Designer
Nick Murray Willis Animation


Emma Bunton and Peter Rabbit

Kerry Howard has a story to tell.

Featuring: Emma Bunton (Beatrix Potter), Spencer Jones (William Turner Thiselton-Dyer) & Kerry Howard.

Simon Bird is a Great Train Robber

Joe Lycett narrates a tale involving Simon Bird.

Featuring: Joel Fry (Gordon Goody).

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