Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Gemma Whelan, Ryan Sampson, Tom Stourton.

Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show based on historical fact. 111 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Series 6, Episode 2 is repeated today at 6:45pm.

Series 2, Episode 3

The show visits Ancient Greece for the Spartan High School Musical, a jester breaks bad news to Henry VIII, there is a prehistoric lesson in how to stay fit with the Caveman Workout, and Roman emperor Nero stars in a (not very) romantic movie.

Further details

Horrible Histories. Vincenzo Larfoff (David Baddiel). Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

Vincenzo Larfoff (David Baddiel) recounts a spine-tingling Scary Story which turns out to have a rather mundane ending and historical PR spin doctor Cliff Whiteley advises clients Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 2nd June 2010
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Ben Willbond Various
Mathew Baynton Various
Martha Howe-Douglas Various
Laurence Rickard Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Alice Lowe Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
David Baddiel Vincenzo Larfoff
Nathaniel Martello-White Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Lucy Clarke Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Greg Jenner Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Fay Rusling Writer
Production team
Steve Connelly Director
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Caroline Norris Series Producer
Giles Pilbrow Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Alison Gregory Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Mike Holliday Editor
Will Peverett Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Richie Webb Composer

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