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. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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Series 1, Episode 4

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

Thursday 7th May 2009
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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