Evil Genius With Russell Kane. Russell Kane
Evil Genius With Russell Kane

Evil Genius With Russell Kane

  • TV factual
  • Sky History
  • 2023
  • 5 episodes (1 series)

A TV series based on Russell Kane's podcast of the same name.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Winston Churchill

Evil Genius With Russell Kane. Image shows left to right: Charlie Higson, Judi Love, Russell Kane, Geoff Norcott
Comedy discussion show delving into the biographies of polarising figures from the past to ask the simple question - were they evil or genius? Here, Judi Love, Geoff Norcott and Charlie Higson join host Russell Kane to discuss the man once voted the Greatest Briton - Winston Churchill.

Broadcast details

Monday 20th November 2023
Sky History
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 25th November 2023 2:00am Sky History

Cast & crew

Russell Kane Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Judi Love Guest
Geoff Norcott Guest
Charlie Higson Guest
Chandrika Kaul (as Professor Chandrika Kaul) Self
Dominic Selwood Self
Kevin Ruane Self
Natalie Rout (as Dr Natalie Rout) Self
Writing team
Lee Stuart Evans Writer
Production team
James Kayler Series Director
Mel Balac Executive Producer
Ben Knappett Executive Producer
Diana Carter (as Di Carter) Executive Producer
Dan Korn (as Daniel Korn) Executive Producer
Fergus Thom Producer/Director
Tom Baker VT Edit Producer
Simon Winkler Senior Producer
Luke Price Editor
Joshua Grace Production Designer
Charlie Grainger Director of Photography
James Tinsley Lighting Designer
Martin Higgins Lighting Designer
Mirco Altenbach Composer


Evil Genius With Russell Kane review

Ill-informed comedians debate whether Churchill was a good man, then bluff their way through talk of atrocities with nary a gag being cracked. Who thought this was a good idea?

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 20th November 2023

Evil Genius With Russell Kane review

The comedian's popular podcast about divisive historical figures has been transported to TV, kicking off with a debate on Churchill's legacy.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 20th November 2023

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