History channel to air five part series Why Does Everyone Hate The English? presented by Al Murray.
“There has never been a more important time to get under the skin of what it means to be English and revisit the state of relations with our nearest neighbours. In these uncertain times, England needs all the friends it can get, so the time is ripe to reassess the historical roots of our deepest, most keenly felt historical enmities, and who better to undertake this delicate diplomatic exercise, than our very own Pub Landlord.” – Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK
Famous for his comedy alter ego, “The Pub Landlord”, the award winning comedian and history fanatic will find out what lies behind England’s greatest feuds with its closest neighbours: Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and France.
Each episode will see Al partner with a local comedian and proud patriot (Antoine de Caunes in France, Henning Wehn in Germany, Fred MacAulay in Scotland, Elis James in Wales and Andrew Maxwell in Ireland) to explore stories of historic battles, massacres, riots and revolutions that have set the tone for our modern relationships with our closest neighbours.
It’s the perfect opportunity to shake hands and make friends…right?
“An Englishman, a Scotsman, a Welshman, an Irishman, a German and a Frenchman all walk into the HISTORY channel…. I’m looking forward to introducing some very funny people to investigate this old and vexatious question. With five entangled histories, five quite different stories, and five funny egos jostling for air time.” – Al Murray
Why Does Everyone Hate The English? is an Avalon production with the series completed and is set to broadcast in the Autumn of 2018. HISTORY is available on Sky, Virgin, BT and TalkTalk.