Al Murray and Sky HISTORY join a host of famous faces to uncover the truth behind Britain’s military past. Together with his alter ego The Pub Landlord, Al is on a quest to unpick the Great British psyche and understand whether the Brits are helped or hindered by their experiences in war.

Joined by comedians and personalities from the UK and its closest neighbouring countries, Al will uncover whether Britain’s wartime record is all it’s cracked up to be and how regular harking back to Britain’s glory days is viewed by neighbours and ‘allies’.

In each episode Al will tackle Britain’s relations with a different one-time military adversary, ranging from France and Germany to those who have occupied Britain before being unceremoniously ejected, such as the Romans and Vikings, the fairest of all fair-weather friends, the Americans and then a close look at the biggest British internal rivalry: Scotland versus England.

Supporting Al Murray on his crusade to separate fact from fiction, and representing the adversarial nation or tribes examined in each episode, are:

Much-loved TV personality Fred Sirieix - France

Germany’s (un)official comedy ambassador to the UK Henning Wehn - Germany

Famed dancer and competition judge Bruno Tonioli - The Romans

Actor and comedian John Thomson with cultural historian Dr. Janina Ramirez - The Vikings

Stand-up comedian Reginald D Hunter - America

Actor, comedian and proud Glaswegian Sanjeev Kohli – Scotland versus England

Along the way Al and his guests will uncover lesser-known aspects of Britain’s historic victories and challenge some of the myths surrounding some of its most infamous battles.

Episodes Available

6 x 60'

Production Company

Avalon Factual

Commissioning Broadcaster

SKY History
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