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

Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show based around history. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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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

  1. Friday 19th July 2019 at 11:50am on CBBC

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
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