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

Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show. 88 episodes (6 series), 2009 - 2016. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Laurence Rickard, John Eccleston and others.

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Series 6, Episode 14 is repeated on tomorrow at 2:15pm

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

Horrible Histories

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

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Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2009 - 2016
Channels
CBBC, BBC One
Episodes
88   (6 series)
Creator
Terry Deary
Starring
Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Laurence Rickard, John Eccleston, Katherine Jakeways and others
Writers
George Sawyer, Mathew Baynton, Colin Swash, Howard Read, Benjamin Partridge, Daniel Peak, Daniel Maier, Justin Edwards and others
Directors
Simon Gibney, Ian Curtis, Steve Connelly, Dominic Brigstocke and Chloe Thomas
Producers
Tom Miller, Caroline Norris, Giles Pilbrow, Imogen Cooper and Dominic Brigstocke

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.

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