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

Horrible Histories

CBBC sketch show. 88 episodes (6 series), 2009 - 2016. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Laurence Rickard, John Eccleston and others.

Returns Monday. Episode Guide
(Series 2, Episode 10 is repeated today at 7pm)

2014 Specials - Ridiculous Romance

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).

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 14th February 2014
Time
5pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

Full synopsis

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

We find out what happens when Henry VIII takes part in TV show Dating In Darkness and meets latest love Anne of Cleves, discover the problems encountered by Queen Elizabeth I's portrait artist, and are treated to romantic musical interludes from The Love Rats Club, plus Queen Victoria as she duets with Prince Albert.

We also say hello to Rattus Rattus's brand-new girlfriend Ratalie, who Rattus Rattus is hoping will be impressed by a romantic dinner of 'cockroach in jus de rubbish bag'...

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

Repeats

  1. Sunday 16th February 2014 at 09.00
  2. Saturday 14th February 2015 at 15.55
  3. Sunday 14th February 2016 at 16.00
  4. Sunday 10th July 2016 at 13.20
  5. Sunday 24th July 2016 at 13.15

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Ben Willbond Various
Mathew Baynton Various
Martha Howe-Douglas Various
Laurence Rickard Various
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus (Voice)
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Jessica Ransom Ensemble (Various Roles)
Alice Lowe Ensemble (Various Roles)
Lawry Lewin Ensemble (Various Roles)
Writing team
Joe Tucker Writer
Raphael Warner Writer
Rosanna Lowe Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Production team
Steve Connelly Director
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Caroline Norris Series Producer
Giles Pilbrow Producer
Imogen Cooper Producer
Melissa Hardinge Exec Producer
Richard Bradley Exec Producer
Alison Gregory Exec Producer
Miranda Jones Production Design
Richie Webb Composer
Peter Oliver Editor
Nigel Williams Editor
Mike Holliday Editor
Will Peverett Editor

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