Horrible Histories - Production Details

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.

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

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Comedy Details
Comedy Type:TV Sketch Show
Broadcast:Thu 16th April 2009 - Mon 17th August 2015  (CBBC / BBC1)
Episode Count:85 (6 series)
Production Companies :Lion Television
Citrus Television
Filming Locations:Series 6 largely filmed on location at Dorney Court, South Buckinghamshire; Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames; and Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham.
Laugh Track:NO, Laugh Track Free
Regular Cast
Jim Howick ... Various
Simon Farnaby ... Various
Ben Willbond ... Various (Series 1-5)
Mathew Baynton ... Various (Series 1-5)
Martha Howe-Douglas ... Various (Series 1-5)
Laurence Rickard ... Various (Series 1-5)
John Eccleston ... Rattus Rattus (Voice)
Sarah Hadland ... Various (Series 1-2 & 4-5)
Tom Stourton ... Various (Series 6)
Adam Riches ... Various (Series 6)
Naz Osmanoglu ... Various (Series 6)
Jalaal Hartley ... Various (Series 6)
Jessica Ransom ... Various (Series 6)
Jon Culshaw ... Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson ... Various (Voice)
Mark Gatiss ... Movie Executive (Series 4-5)
Steve Pemberton ... Movie Executive (Series 4-5)
Reece Shearsmith ... Movie Executive (Series 4-5)
Meera Syal ... Self (Series 1)
Katherine Jakeways ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Series 4-6)
Louise Ford (II) ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Series 6)
Alice Lowe ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Series 2-3 & 5)
Rhashan Stone ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Series 3-4)
Giles Terera ... Ensemble (Various Roles)
Katy Wix ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Series 1-4)
Lawry Lewin ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Series 2-6)
Dominique Moore ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Series 2-6)
Lisa Devlin ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Series 1)
Javone Prince ... Ensemble (Various Roles) (Series 1)
Writing Team
Terry Deary ... Creator
George Sawyer ... Writer (Series 1-4 & 6)
Mathew Baynton ... Writer (Series 2)
Colin Swash ... Writer (Series 2-4)
Howard Read ... Writer (Series 5-6)
Benjamin Partridge ... Writer (Series 6)
Daniel Peak ... Writer (Series 6)
Justin Edwards ... Writer (Series 6)
Steve Punt ... Writer
Jon Holmes ... Writer (Series 1-3)
Lucy Clarke ... Writer (Series 1-2 & 5-6)
Dave Cohen ... Writer
Ben Ward ... Writer
Greg Jenner ... Writer (Series 1-3 & 5-6)
Laurence Rickard ... Writer (Series 1-5)
Gerard Foster ... Writer (Series 2-6)
Giles Pilbrow ... Writer (Series 2-5)
Daniel Maier ... Writer (Additional Material) (Series 6)
Ben Ward ... Script Editor (Series 6)
George Sawyer ... Script Editor (Series 6)
Production Team
Tom Miller ... Series Producer (Series 6)
Simon Gibney ... Director (Series 6)
Ian Curtis ... Director (Series 6)
Caroline Norris ... Series Producer (Series 1-5)
Steve Connelly ... Director (Series 1-5)
Dominic Brigstocke ... Director (Series 2-5)
Chloe Thomas ... Director (Series 1 & 4)
Giles Pilbrow ... Producer (Series 1-5)
Imogen Cooper ... Producer (Series 3-5)
Dominic Brigstocke ... Producer (Series 1)
Melissa Hardinge ... Exec Producer (Series 4-6)
Bill Hobbins ... Exec Producer (Series 6)
Richard Bradley ... Exec Producer
Alison Gregory ... Exec Producer (Series 2-4)
Kim Shillinglaw ... Exec Producer (Series 1)
Miranda Jones ... Production Design
Peter Oliver ... Editor (Series 5)
Adam Windmill ... Editor (Series 6)
Richie Webb ... Composer
Nigel Williams ... Editor (Series 2-4)
Mike Holliday ... Editor (Series 2-5)
Will Peverett ... Editor (Series 2 & 4 & 6)
Matt Katz ... Composer (Series 1)
Charlie Fawcett ... Editor (Series 1)
Michelle Turkington ... Editor (Series 1)
Other Cast / Crew
Cheryl Taylor ... Commissioner (Series 6)

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