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. 106 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Crooked King John And The Magna Carta is repeated today at 7pm.

Series 2, Episode 8

Some Vikings attack a monastery but can't remember why, a peasant gets a posh makeover on Georgian Fashion Fix, Crimewatch BC tries to solve the murder of Julius Caesar... and prepare to be confused by the Egyptian hieroglyphics song.

Further details

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Martha Howe-Douglas, Ben Willbond. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

Familiar favourites this week include Sir Arthur Aston's Stupid Death and another spine-tingling tale from Vincenzo Larfoff.

The Vicious Vikings get a lesson in applying war paint and the monks at Lindisfarne get a nasty surprise. There is a deadly lesson in Tudor football and the snappy hieroglyphics song attempts to explain the confusing Egyptian symbols.

The Georgian era features a lesson in communicating with their most up-to-date mobile technology - a fan; and Historical Fashion Fix gives a Georgian peasant an aristocratic makeover. Finally, Crimewatch BC investigates the death of Julius Caesar.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 22nd 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
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
Katy Wix Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
David Baddiel Vincenzo Larfoff
Sarah Hadland Various (Voice)
Writing team
George Sawyer Writer
Mathew Baynton Writer
Steve Punt Writer
Jon Holmes Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Toby Davies Writer
Chris Pell Writer
Mark Shillabeer 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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