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. Image shows from L to R: Roger Cordrey (Seb Cardinal), Bruce Reynolds (Simon Bird), Gordon Goody (Joel Fry). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Series 3, Episode 4

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.

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

Date
Wednesday 29th March 2017
Time
10pm
Channel
Comedy Central
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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 (as 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
    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

    Emma Bunton and Peter Rabbit

    Kerry Howard has a story to tell.

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

    Simon Bird is a Great Train Robber

    Joe Lycett narrates a tale involving Simon Bird.

    Featuring: Joe Lycett, Joel Fry (Gordon Goody), Simon Bird (Bruce Reynolds), Seb Cardinal (Roger Cordrey), Steve Stamp (Peter).

    Beatrix Potter has an idea for a novel

    This is how Beatrix Potter came up with the idea for her novel.

    Featuring: Kerry Howard, Emma Bunton (Beatrix Potter), Blake Harrison (Peter Rabbit).

    Beatrix Potter paints Peter Rabbit

    Kerry Howard explains how Beatrix Potter tried to get Peter Rabbit to dress up.

    Featuring: Kerry Howard, Emma Bunton (Beatrix Potter), Blake Harrison (Peter Rabbit).

    Beatrix Potter meets the rabbits

    Kerry Howard tells the story of how Beatrix Potter met a group of rabbits, lead by Peter Rabbit.

    Featuring: Kerry Howard, Emma Bunton (Beatrix Potter), Blake Harrison (Peter Rabbit).

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