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.

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2014 Specials

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

Special: Ridiculous Romance

First broadcast: Friday 14th February 2014

Mixing brand new and previous favourite sketches, we discover what pulled the heartstrings of some of the most famous lovers of days gone by (and the sometimes not-so-lucky objects of their affection).

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

Special: Frightful First World War Special

First broadcast: Monday 4th August 2014

This special reveals how Girl Guides were used to pass on secret war-time information; tells of the terrors of trench life; and hears a frustrated captain try to explain the not-so-simple reasons for Britain joining the war.

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Horrible Histories - The Specials

Horrible Histories - The Specials DVD

Release date: Monday 16th March 2015

Collection of two special episodes from the award-winning CBBC history show.

Based on the best-selling children's books the series offers an anarchic and unconventional take on some of history's most gruesome and funny moments.

In this instalment the programmes look at the celebration of Valentine's Day throughout the centuries as...

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