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. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Catch-up on Special on BBC iPlayer   Series 3, Episode 12 is repeated tomorrow 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).

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

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

Repeats

    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)
    Jessica Ransom Ensemble Actor
    Alice Lowe Ensemble Actor
    Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
    John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
    Writing team
    Dave Cohen Writer
    Ben Ward Writer
    Laurence Rickard Writer
    Giles Pilbrow Writer
    Joe Tucker Writer
    Raphael Warner Writer
    Rosanna Lowe Writer
    Production team
    Steve Connelly Director
    Dominic Brigstocke Director
    Caroline Norris Series Producer
    Giles Pilbrow Producer
    Imogen Cooper Producer
    Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
    Richard Bradley Executive Producer
    Alison Gregory Executive Producer
    Peter Oliver Editor
    Nigel Williams Editor
    Mike Holliday Editor
    Will Peverett Editor
    Miranda Jones Production Designer
    Richie Webb Composer
    Paywall

    Supporters and subscribers get more

    Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

    • Broadcast details of 14 past repeats of this episode

    Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

    Already a donor or Pro user?