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
  • 139 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 11 - Terrifying Tower Of London

Horrible Histories. Amanda Clark
Famous inmates, botched escapes and thefts, and Henry VIII's favourite executions - they're all here in a terrifying history of the Tower of London.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th April 2024
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 28th April 2024 9:55am CBBC

Cast & crew

Tom Stourton Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Richard David-Caine Various
Harrie Hayes Various
James McNicholas Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Ethan Lawrence Ensemble Actor
Inel Tomlinson Ensemble Actor
Paul G Raymond Ensemble Actor
Timmika Ramsay Ensemble Actor
Dave Chapman Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Amanda Clark (as Yeoman Warder Amanda Jane Clark) Self
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Howard Read Writer
Jack Bernhardt Writer
Claire Wetton Script Editor
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Writer
Athena Kugblenu Writer
Production team
Céin McGillicuddy (as Cein McGillicuddy) Director
Paul Taylor Director
Jacqueline Pepall 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


Terrifying Tower of London song

A song taking us through the history of The Tower of London prison.

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