Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Gemma Whelan, Ryan Sampson, Tom Stourton
Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories

  • TV sketch show
  • CBBC / BBC One
  • 2009 - 2021
  • 122 episodes (9 series)

Hit sketch show based on surprising facts from world history, inspired by the hit children's book series. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas and more.

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Big Prom Party - The Horrible Histories Big Prom Party

As part of the BBC Proms season, the multi-award winning Horrible Histories team joins forces with the Aurora Orchestra and their conductor Nick Collon for a romp through the story of classical music.

Further details

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Mathew Baynton, Ben Willbond. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television

As part of the BBC Proms season, the multi-award winning Horrible Histories team joins forces with the Aurora Orchestra and their conductor Nick Collon for a romp through the story of classical music.

Everyone from Stone Age Man to Queen Victoria descends upon the Royal Albert Hall for this very special concert featuring Horrible Histories songs alongside some orchestral pieces. Comedy and classical music combine in an hour of songs, silliness and surprises.

This free family Prom took place on Saturday 30th July.

Notes

A BBC production in association with Citrus Television and Lion Television.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 9th September 2011
Time
5:45pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
65 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 11th September 2011 10:00am CBBC
Friday 16th September 2011 4:00pm BBC1
Friday 30th December 2011 1:00pm CBBC
Saturday 31st December 2011 9:00am BBC2
Sunday 8th April 2012 8:55am BBC2
Monday 9th April 2012 5:30pm CBBC
Monday 7th May 2012 8:20am CBBC
Monday 24th December 2012 2:55pm CBBC
Friday 19th April 2013 5:00pm CBBC
Sunday 5th October 2014 4:00pm CBBC

Cast & crew

Cast
Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Ben Willbond Various
Mathew Baynton Various
Martha Howe-Douglas Various
Laurence Rickard Various
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Production team
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Caroline Norris Series Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Adrian Mills Executive Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Oliver Macfarlane Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Richie Webb Composer
Chris Webster Production Designer
Nicholas Collon (as Nick Collon) Conductor

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