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 - NHS 75th Birthday Special

Horrible Histories. Jo Brand
How did the NHS come into being? When was the first kidney transplant? Is half a chicken actually a cure for anything? Find out as comedian and former psychiatric nurse Jo Brand joins Rattus to host a special episode in honour of the NHS's 75th birthday.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 5th July 2023
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 19th January 2024 5:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 13th February 2024 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 20th March 2024 8:35am 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
Jo Brand Host / Presenter
Jo Brand Self
Inel Tomlinson Ensemble Actor
Timmika Ramsay Ensemble Actor
Vivian Full Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Howard Read Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Jessica Ransom Writer
Claire Wetton Script Editor
Henry Ajayi Ward Writer
Spring Day Writer
Tim Renkow 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
Scott Brooker Puppeteer

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