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, Episode 5 - Hideous Homes

Horrible Histories. Tom Stourton
From how Henry VIII had the most comfortable poo possible, to finding out which bit of his house Charles Dickens called The Demon - take a tour of horrible homes through history.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd February 2024
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 4th February 2024 1:15pm CBBC
Friday 16th February 2024 10:30am CBBC
Monday 11th March 2024 8:35am CBBC
Monday 25th March 2024 2:20pm CBBC
Monday 22nd April 2024 6:00pm 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
Paul G Raymond Ensemble Actor
Dave Chapman Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Inel Tomlinson Ensemble Actor
Timmika Ramsay Ensemble Actor
Vivian Full Ensemble Actor
Anna Leong Brophy Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Howard Read Writer
Claire Wetton Writer
Jessica Ransom Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Spring Day Writer
Tim Renkow 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
Rob Fellows Graphics
Jonny Drewek Graphics
Sheena Patel 1st Assistant Director

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