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
  • 141 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, Episode 10 - Bewitching Books

Horrible Histories. Rosie Jones
Comedian and children's author Rosie Jones is here to help Rattus choose his World Book Day outfit, and discover the gory details behind some favourite children's books!

Broadcast details

Thursday 7th March 2024
25 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 8th March 2024 5:30pm CBBC
Sunday 10th March 2024 1:20pm CBBC
Monday 18th March 2024 8:35am CBBC
Monday 1st April 2024 2:15pm CBBC

Cast & crew

Tom Stourton Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Richard David-Caine 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
Rosie Jones Self
Inel Tomlinson Ensemble Actor
Timmika Ramsay Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Claire Wetton Writer
Jessica Ransom Writer
Howard Read Script Editor
Nathan D'Arcy Roberts (as Nathan Darcy Roberts) Writer
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Writer
Production team
Céin McGillicuddy (as Cein McGillicuddy) Director
Paul Taylor Director
Owen Tooth 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
Rob Fellows Graphics
Jonny Drewek Graphics
Sheena Patel 1st Assistant Director
Charlie Finnamore 1st Assistant Director

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