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.

Series 4, Episode 5 is repeated today at 7pm.

Series 2, Episode 5

An Incan child has the worst birthday ever, a Roman farmer meets a door-to-door poo salesman, and King George IV embarks on a solo musical career.

Further details

Horrible Histories. Ben Willbond. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

The Bob Report condenses the history of the Crusades into 90 seconds, while George IV sings about his role as Prince Regent. Plus there is a lesson in Roman table manners.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th June 2010
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jim Howick 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
    Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
    Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
    John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
    Guest cast
    David Baddiel Vincenzo Larfoff
    Nathaniel Martello-White Ensemble Actor
    Daniel Lawrence Taylor (as Daniel Taylor) Ensemble Actor
    Writing team
    Colin Swash Writer
    Jon Holmes Writer
    Laurence Rickard Writer
    Giles Pilbrow Writer
    Oriane Messina Writer
    Marc Blakewill Writer
    James Harris 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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