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Cunk On Britain (BBC-2 2017, Diane Morgan)



Cunk on Britain

The witless commentator from Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, Philomena Cunk lands her own epic series – Cunk On Britain, exploring the rich, historical journey that’s led our great country to 2017’s Brexit Britain.

From the oldest era imaginable, Cunk’s insightful analysis of events and popular culture will tell the story of Britain’s battles, Medieval monarchs and the expansion of the Empire, right up through Thatcher, Britpop, the discovery of Nick Clegg and the invention of Brexit.

She’ll be asking probing questions such as: were dinosaurs the first people to discover Britain? When did Britain get officially ‘Great’? Where did Robin Hood buy his tights or was that bit just made up? The ultimate guide to our country’s past: Cunk On Britain. The rest is history.

Philomena Cunk (played by Diane Morgan) says: “In 2017, Britain stands at a fork in its crossroads, so what better way to find out where we might be heading than looking behind us, into history (which apparently is a sort of ‘rear view mirror’ for time).

“I’ll be travelling the length and width of the country talking to experts and standing in front of old buildings saying things into the camera, as I try to discover what made Ancient Britain the Modern Britain it is today.”

Diane Morgan as Philomena Cunk

key behind the scenes crew
Ali Marlow as Producer
Annabel Jones as Executive Producer
Charlie Brooker as Executive Producer

show type

broadcast from
Currently in production
5×30 minute episodes

network and production companies
BBC Two – House of Tomorrow