2014 Specials - Ridiculous Romance

Mixing brand new and previous favourite sketches, we discover what pulled the heartstrings of some of the most famous lovers of days gone by (and the sometimes not-so-lucky objects of their affection).

In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

We find out what happens when Henry VIII takes part in TV show Dating In Darkness and meets latest love Anne of Cleves, discover the problems encountered by Queen Elizabeth I's portrait artist, and are treated to romantic musical interludes from The Love Rats Club, plus Queen Victoria as she duets with Prince Albert.

We also say hello to Rattus Rattus's brand-new girlfriend Ratalie, who Rattus Rattus is hoping will be impressed by a romantic dinner of 'cockroach in jus de rubbish bag'...

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

First Broadcast Details

Fri 14th February 2014
30 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Sun 16th Feb 2014 (9:00am, CBBC)
  • Sat 14th Feb 2015 (3:55pm, CBBC)
  • Sun 14th Feb 2016 (4:00pm, CBBC)

Episode Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Jim Howick ... Various
Simon Farnaby ... Various
Ben Willbond ... Various
Mathew Baynton ... Various
Martha Howe-Douglas ... Various
Laurence Rickard ... Various
John Eccleston ... Rattus Rattus (Voice)
Jon Culshaw ... Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson ... Various (Voice)
Jessica Ransom ... Ensemble (Various Roles)
Alice Lowe ... Ensemble (Various Roles)
Lawry Lewin ... Ensemble (Various Roles)
Writing Team
Joe Tucker ... Writer
Raphael Warner ... Writer
Rosanna Lowe ... Writer
Dave Cohen ... Writer
Ben Ward ... Writer
Laurence Rickard ... Writer
Giles Pilbrow ... Writer
Production Team
Caroline Norris ... Series Producer
Steve Connelly ... Director
Dominic Brigstocke ... Director
Giles Pilbrow ... Producer
Imogen Cooper ... Producer
Melissa Hardinge ... Exec Producer
Richard Bradley ... Exec Producer
Alison Gregory ... Exec Producer
Miranda Jones ... Production Design
Peter Oliver ... Editor
Richie Webb ... Composer
Nigel Williams ... Editor
Mike Holliday ... Editor
Will Peverett ... Editor

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