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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Series 2, Episode 4

Britain's greatest sailor, Admiral Nelson, turns out to be horribly seasick, two doctors from the Middle Ages argue over how to treat a patient, the programme discovers the many uses for an Incan llama, and the World War Two Girls sing about Girl Power on the Home Front.

Further details

Horrible Histories. Martha Howe-Douglas. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

Alexei Sayle guest stars as a healer in a Historical Hospital sketch on the Crusades, while a Second World War girl band sing about girl power in the Forties.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 3rd June 2010
Time
5:15pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Monday 16th September 2019 at 7:00pm on CBBC

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Ben Willbond Various
Mathew Baynton Various
Martha Howe-Douglas Various
Laurence Rickard Various
Sarah Hadland Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Alice Lowe Ensemble Actor
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
Katy Wix Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
David Baddiel Vincenzo Larfoff
Alexei Sayle Dr Usmah
Writing team
Mathew Baynton Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Greg Jenner Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Ben Willbond 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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