6 episodes

Future History is a dark comedy sketch show that takes a sideways glance at the apocalypse, fake news and mass-ignorance-hysteria. The end is nigh, so dig a hole.

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Future History is a dark comedy sketch show that takes a sideways glance at the apocalypse, fake news and mass-ignorance-hysteria. The end is nigh, so dig a hole.

    No no stupido

    No no stupido

    Occasionally an adventure-minded leader would suggest building long ropes to climb up to Ingle-Land. Shamans suggested the entire earth was rotten, and that they would be climbing from one hell, to an identical or worse facsimile. People liked the word facsimile. They no longer new what it meant, exactly, but took solace in fragments of their shared past. Written by Hugh Dichmont
    New edit released 21st April 2020

    • 17 min
    Gerbil deathcamp customer services department

    Gerbil deathcamp customer services department

    Young and old toiled together, and though teeth did rot, no one was unemployed, given work had once more come to mean daily survival. After the Black Rains, the insects were first to die. Then the fish. There was a stay of execution for six months, when turnips would still grow. In turnips we trust. Then all was barren. Written by Hugh Dichmont
    New edit released 21st April 2020

    • 17 min
    Liberry

    Liberry

    The automated security turrets, forged in cement and steel by his majesty’s government to keep the county’s people in, now inadvertently kept the desperate hordes out, as civil war broke throughout the rest of the England- the cracks of gunfire like distant fireworks as Ilkeston burned itself to the ground. Written by Hugh Dichmont
    New edit released 21st April 2020

    • 15 min
    Pretentious carrots

    Pretentious carrots

    The people of Nottinghamshire found strength in separation, with the abandoned shops and paved streets of derelict town centres pulled up for root vegetables to prosper. Rural communities focused on self-sufficient economies of dung. Written by Hugh Dichmont
    New edit released 21st April 2020

    • 16 min
    Up a stream

    Up a stream

    Dubbed “England’s answer to Pompeii”, the 687 inhabitants of Sutton-cum-Lound, known for its proximity to numerous fishing lakes, were poisoned and preserved by formaldehyde from nearby fracking plants, embalming residents in the midst of daily life. Written by Hugh Dichmont
    New edit released 21st April 2020

    • 14 min
    A very moist cardigan

    A very moist cardigan

    After the Prime Minister’s death on the 15th of May, ethnic tensions grew in England. Their landslide re-election, coming only days before, had stoked protest among Nottinghamshire dissidents, who used the legacy of Yorkshire’s devolution to once more demand the status of a republic. Written by Hugh Dichmont
    New edit released 21st April 2020

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

El Geoff ,

Prescient, dark brexit comedy

Excellent writing, pokes fun at middle England's pathetic sense of self worth, exposing the cracks that our current political and ideological crisis are uncovering. Like all good sci fi it is a reflection of our now. The dark humour crosses a line at times and exquisitely so. Aside from a few production value issues, the writing and performance is as good as anything out there, including the BBC

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