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 7

Joan of Arc gets a visit from a confused angel, a pirate captain tries to make his crew dress like ladies, and Mrs Celt enjoys being a Roman on Historical Wife Swap.

Further details

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Dominique Moore, Laurence Rickard. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

Pirate Ned Lowe dishes up a treat on Ready Steady Feast, while the entrepreneurs have their cash at the ready in Victorian's Dragon Den and the Victorians reveal their zeal for inventions in song.

HHTV sends Mike Peabody to Marsden Moor for a Civil War Report and there is a quick-fire account of the battle between the Cavaliers and Roundheads in the 90-second Bob Report.

Finally, a Roman wife foregoes her luxuries when she changes places with a Celt in Historical Wife Swap.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 15th 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
Katy Wix Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Steve Punt 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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