How did Horrible Histories win a comedy award?

Horrible Histories.

Horrible Histories

Hit sketch show based on surprising facts from world history, inspired by the hit children's book series

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buyon ferry

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 3:57pm [Edited]
  • Scotland
  • 70 posts

Think the "it's good to see a kids show break through and win it" line must have come in to it.

Does anyone above the age of 8 find this show funny?

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scratchyr

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 3:59pm
  • southend on sea, England
  • 1,518 posts

I do.

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Matthew Stott

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 4:03pm
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts

It's a good show and, crucially, better than most if not all of the sketch shows broadcast on 'grown up' TV recently.

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Lee

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 4:03pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,341 posts

It has a great cast, clever writing and you're learning history facts. What's not to love?

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His Own Devices

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 4:03pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 126 posts

You may not like it, but I personaly find it to be the most well written sketch shows since Hale And Pace and Not The Nine O'Clock News style sketch shows were replaced by the Little Britan and Cathrine Tate type rubbish dominering modern sketch comedy now.

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don rushmore

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 4:12pm [Edited]
  • Handsome Boy Modelling School, England
  • 2,941 posts

It's brilliant. End of.

Quote: His Own Devices @ February 8 2011, 4:03 PM GMT

You may not like it, but I personaly find it to be the most well written sketch shows since Hale And Pace


High praise indeed!

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zooo

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 4:21pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,187 posts

I love it.
It's a lot better and funnier than most current sketch shows for adults.

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David Bussell

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 4:22pm
  • London, England
  • 9,943 posts

It's a good show.

I hope this is helping, Buyon.

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buyon ferry

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 4:26pm [Edited]
  • Scotland
  • 70 posts
Quote: Leevil @ February 8 2011, 4:03 PM GMT

It has a great cast, clever writing and you're learning history facts. What's not to love?


The jokes are broad to the point of cringe worthy and the songs are worse.

Horrible Histories = Tracy Beaker

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zooo

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 4:29pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,187 posts

I think you're on your own with this.

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 4:29pm [Edited]
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,366 posts

I have a mixed relationship with Horrible Histories: I love both comedy and history, but it's neither weighty enough to satisfy my history bone, nor funny enough to really make me laugh much. But it's very cleverly done, quite amusing at times, often funnier than its 'grown up' counterparts, and I do generally enjoy it, so it definitely deserves the awards it's been given.

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 4:40pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,366 posts
Quote: Matthew Stott @ February 8 2011, 4:35 PM GMT

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A hugely successful series of books transformed into an equally popular and successful TV seres.

Presumably...

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Lee Henman

  • Tuesday 8th February 2011, 4:48pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 5,183 posts

HH is bloody great. A well-written, well-acted sketch show that you can watch with your kids.

And as has been said before, it's consistently funnier than most adult sketch shows. Partly I think because it doesn't feel that it has to be ironic or cool or whatever - it just goes for the funnybone every time and even throws in some education with it. What's not to love? I don't know one writer who doesn't like it, or wouldn't love to write for it. I know I bloody would.