Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Gemma Whelan, Ryan Sampson, Tom Stourton.

Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show based on historical fact. 106 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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Viewers can delve into the lives of the Smashing Saxons, Vile Victorians, Rotten Romans and Terrible Tudors, in this week's edition of the comedy history series hosted by a talking rat.

Further details

Anglo Saxon Ghost Hunt provides Saxon hints on how to prevent your home from being "haunted", a glimpse into Oh Yea! magazine offers the latest news and gossip from Tudor times and Ready Steady Feast features the eclectic and bizarre menu of Victorian eccentric Dr William Buckland, who delighted in digesting everything from an elephant's trunk to the mummified heart of King Louis XIV.

Over on HHTV News, meanwhile, Bob Hale gives a condensed, two-minute run down of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Finally, Queen Elizabeth I and Henry VIII join together to sing about Britain's biggest feuders: The Tudors.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 7th May 2009
Time
4:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Ben Willbond Various
Mathew Baynton Various
Martha Howe-Douglas Various
Laurence Rickard Various
Sarah Hadland Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Katy Wix Ensemble Actor
Javone Prince Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Jon Holmes Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Greg Jenner Writer
Production team
Steve Connelly Director
Chloe Thomas Director
Caroline Norris Series Producer
Giles Pilbrow Producer
Dominic Brigstocke Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Kim Shillinglaw Executive Producer
Charlie Fawcett Editor
Michelle Turkington Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Richie Webb Composer
Matt Katz Composer
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