Episodes:

Ep 81: Fighting Footballers

Gary Lineker is a special guest on the show as Al Murray and James Holland head to the National Army Museum to discuss the Italian campaign and sportsmen at war. Gary’s grandfather was in the medical corps and found himself in the thick of battle between Salerno and Monte Cassino. The boys also discuss the footballers and cricketers who went to war.

Ep 80: Bombers and Boats

Al Murray and James Holland range from bombing raids to the little boats of D-Day in this final episode from the Imperial War Museum.

An Australian crewed Lancaster, veteran of 49 missions including nine trips to Berlin, captures the lads’ attention.

Then James debunks the myth around the importance of the little boats at Dunkirk.

Ep 79: Spitfires and Rockets

Al Murray and James Holland are back at London’s Imperial War Museum getting up close up and personal with the resident Spitfire. The boys also discuss the V1 and V2 rockets and their production using prisoners from the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp.

Ep 78: Atomic

Was the atom bomb originally intended for German cities? James Holland and Al Murray discuss the Manhattan project, including the little known story of the secret squadron of Lancasters prepared to carry the bomb to German targets.

Plus James tells the extraordinary story of Leonard Cheshire, one of the most highly decorated pilots of the war.

Winston Churchill’s plan to drop mustard gas on German cities is also scrutinized.

Ep 77: Monty’s Humber

In this special edition of We Have Ways of Making You Talk Al Murray and James Holland visit the Imperial War Museum in London.

There they explore Monty’s famous car and discuss the assassination of Lieutenant-General William Gott.

Ep 76: War Laws

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the massive contradiction in the German state between the law makers and the Nazi anarchists. The boys also discuss pubs and films with a World War Two theme. Was there a raid similar to Where Eagles Dare?

Ep 75: Memories of War – Part 3

In the third and final part of our in depth interview with Major-General Stuart Watson the World War Two veteran describes his experiences in Holland during Operation Market Garden; his time in the line in the Ardennes; and the destruction he encountered in Germany itself as the war ended.

Ep 74: German Officers

James Holland meets leading US historian Rob Citino to talk about the German approach to war. 

Ep 73: Denis Barnham – One Man’s Window

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from One Man’s Window, by Denis Barnham.

Ep 72: Guy Sajer – The Forgotten Soldier

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from The Forgotten Soldier, by Guy Sajer.