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 7 - Radical Renaissance

Horrible Histories
Legendary artists Da Vinci and Michelangelo are the guides for a journey through one of history's most creative, and sometimes weirdest, periods.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th February 2024
30 minutes


  1. Tuesday 28th May 2024 at 9:20am on CBBC

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 18th February 2024 1:20pm CBBC
Tuesday 20th February 2024 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 13th March 2024 8:35am CBBC
Wednesday 27th March 2024 2:20pm CBBC
Wednesday 24th April 2024 6:00pm 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
Inel Tomlinson Ensemble Actor
Paul G Raymond Ensemble Actor
Timmika Ramsay Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Viraj Juneja Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Howard Read Writer
Claire Wetton Writer
Jessica Ransom Writer
Jack Bernhardt Writer
Alistair Griggs 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
Rob Fellows Graphics
Jonny Drewek Graphics
Sheena Patel 1st Assistant Director

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