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

Horrible Histories

  • TV sketch show
  • CBBC / BBC One
  • 2009 - 2024
  • 140 episodes (10 series)

Hit sketch show based on surprising facts from world history, inspired by the hit children's book series. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas and more.

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Series 10 - Daft Dads

Horrible Histories. Image shows left to right: James McNicholas, Ethan Lawrence
In honour of Father's Day, Horrible Histories takes a look at some of history's daftest dads, featuring Henry VIII, Charles Dickens, William the Conqueror and Joseph Stalin!

Broadcast details

Friday 16th June 2023
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 18th June 2023 8:30am CBBC
Sunday 18th June 2023 5:15pm CBBC
Friday 12th January 2024 5:30pm CBBC
Monday 12th February 2024 10:30am CBBC
Tuesday 19th March 2024 8:35am CBBC

Cast & crew

Tom Stourton Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Harrie Hayes Various
Emily Lloyd-Saini Various
James McNicholas Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Ethan Lawrence Ensemble Actor
Paul G Raymond Ensemble Actor
Dave Chapman Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Inel Tomlinson Ensemble Actor
Timmika Ramsay Ensemble Actor
Jeffrey Chekai Ensemble Actor
Eden Howarth Ensemble Actor
Frank Wilson Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Jessica Ransom Writer
Jack Bernhardt Writer
Howard Read Script Editor
Claire Wetton Script Editor
James McNicholas Writer
Production team
Céin McGillicuddy (as Cein McGillicuddy) Director
Paul Taylor Director
Simon Wilson Series Editor
Matt Lamont Series Producer
Caroline Fisher Producer
Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Simon Welton Executive Producer
Sarah Mitchell Line Producer
Sam Salter Line Producer
Will Porter Editor
Duncan O'Neill Editor
Garry Smith Editor
Scott Edwards Editor
Al Rogers Editor
David Bryan Production Designer
Sally Broome Casting Director
Jeremy Hewson Director of Photography
Jemima Cotter Costume Designer
Lisa Halstead Make-up Designer
Richie Webb Composer
Jonny Drewek Graphics
Sheena Patel 1st Assistant Director
Scott Brooker Puppeteer

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