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 8

Drunk History. Image shows from L to R: Ewen Montagu (Dean Dobbs), Charles Cholmondeley (Jack Howard). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Ashley Walters and Mark Benton star in Judi Love's mortal tale of Charles I's downfall. Miles Jupp takes on Operation Mincemeat with Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs as the WW2 heroes.

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Judi Love interview

Drunk History. Judi Love. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

What is your story about?

The story of Charles I vs Oliver Cromwell.

How much did you drink in total, do you think?

I swear I drank at lease half a bottle of brandy.

What was the next morning like?

Heavy! I just remember laying down then it was morning... bright, bloody bright!

Where did it rate on the hangover scale?

The scale was around 6 to be honest, as I drank loads of water. The worst hang over was my 21st birthday... omg my friend ended up in hospital and we had food poisoning!

Have you seen your episode yet?

I haven't seen it. I am nervous as I don't remember a thing, but I will just blame it on the alcohol.

Are you interested in history?

Yes, I do like history now that I am an adult. I didn't pay much attention at school as they never made it interesting.

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

Alabama 1955, the bus that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on. I think the look on the aggressors faces must have been priceless and could be made quite comical. I would love to have been a fly on the bus window to feel the tension.

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

Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Kunta Kinte.

If you did Drunk History again do you have any thoughts on what story you'd like to recount next time?

Rosa Parks on the bus, Alabam in 1955.

What are you working on next?

I'm very busy filming for TV shows and doing lots of stand-up comedy shows around the country. Go to judilove.co.uk and subscribe to receive all of my updates!

Broadcast details

Wednesday 26th April 2017
Comedy Central
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 27th April 2017 11:00pm Comedy Central
Friday 28th April 2017 10:30pm CC Extra
Sunday 30th April 2017 2:45am CC Extra
Monday 1st May 2017 1:00am Comedy Central
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 12:00am Comedy Central
Monday 19th February 2018 2:30am CC Extra
Friday 21st September 2018 3:25am CC Extra
Tuesday 21st May 2019 3:00am CC Extra
Friday 13th November 2020 1:00am CC Extra
Saturday 30th October 2021 2:00am CC Extra
Monday 1st November 2021 3:00am CC Extra

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Narrator
Guest cast
John Thomson Winston Churchill
Jack Howard Charles Cholmondeley
Dean Dobbs Ewen Montagu
Lolly Adefope Archivist
Jake Canuso Spanish General
Tim Downie Adolf Hitler
Ashley Walters King Charles I
Mark Benton Oliver Cromwell
Daisy Beaumont Woman
Mo Gilligan Man
Ed Eales-White John Bradshaw
Gurpal Gill Executioner 2
Lloyd Griffith Executioner 3
Akai Osei Charles II
Miles Jupp Self
Judi Love 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


Operation Mincemeat

Miles Jupp sort of remembers a story about Winston Churchill.

Featuring: John Thomson (Winston Churchill), Jack Howard (Charles Cholmondeley) & Dean Dobbs (Ewen Montagu).

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