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. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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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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