Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Martha Howe-Douglas, Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby. Image credit: Lion Television.

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Horrible Histories

A new series of this comedy is in production.

Smash hit CBBC series introducing children to gruesome events and ghastly characters from British and international history

Genre:
Sketch Show
Broadcast:
2009 - 2015  (CBBC / BBC One)
Episodes:
72 (5 series)
Starring:
Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Laurence Rickard, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Sarah Hadland, Jon Culshaw & more
Writers:
Mathew Baynton, Colin Swash, Terry Deary, Steve Punt, Jon Holmes, Dave Cohen, Ben Ward, Greg Jenner, Laurence Rickard, Gerard Foster, Giles Pilbrow
Production:
Lion Television
& Citrus Television

Childrens' BBC comedy series based on the best-selling books written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown.

Starting out in the Savage Stone Age, Horrible Histories progresses through the Awful Egyptians, Rotten Romans, Vicious Vikings, Measly Middle Ages, Terrible Tudors, Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians, right up to the Woeful Second World War.

Liberally splattered with guts, blood and poo, Horrible Histories romps through the ages in a collection of sketches, cartoons and quizzes.

Each episode features a mixture of sketches from different ages, played by the ensemble cast, and commentary from the show's host Rattus Rattus - the talking rat.

The show also includes pastiches of some familiar TV formats such as Historical Wife Swap, Historical Hospital and Ready Steady Feast; and various spoof songs, for example a musical journey through 18th Century British history in the style of a Westlife ballad, sung by four King Georges.