Al Murray: Why Do the Brits Win Every War?

Quiz: How much do you know about Britain's Military past?

Al Murray and Sky HISTORY join a host of famous faces to uncover the truth behind Britain’s military past.

The brand-new and exclusive six-part series Al Murray: Why Do the Brits Win Every War? premiered on Sky HISTORY on Wednesday 20th October at 9pm. Sky HISTORY is available on Sky 123, NOW, Virgin 270 and TalkTalk 327.

Find out how much you know about Britain's war time record in our Al Murray: Why do the Brits Win Every War quiz.

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.

But how much do you know about Britain's most famous battles?

  1. Napoleon – What was the last battle Napoleon fought against the Brits?

WW2 – What was the name of the Nazi seaborne invasion of Britain?

Vikings – What was the name of the Battle that started Alfred on his fight back to Greatness?

America – Why is the White House White?

Scotland – What was the name of the final battle between the English and the Scottish?

Maybe history isn’t your forte? Get yourself over to Sky History now and tune in to Why Do The Brits Win Every War, you might learn a thing or two…

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About the series

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 following episodes.

  • Germany’s (un)official comedy ambassador to the UK Henning Wehn - Germany and World War II.
  • Stand-up comedian Reginald D Hunter - America and the War of Independence.
  • Actor and comedian John Thomson with cultural historian Dr. Janina Ramirez - The Viking invasion of Britain.
  • Famed dancer and competition judge Bruno Tonioli - The Roman occupation of Britannia.
  • Actor, comedian and proud Glaswegian Sanjeev Kohli – Scotland versus England.