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.

Series 8, Episode 6 is repeated today at 2:10pm.

Series 3, Episode 1

Today's show features an annoying French prankster from the Middle Ages, and more.

Further details

Horrible Histories. Jim Howick. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

Witness bizarre Aztec food on Historical Masterchef, see how not to impress a woman in Victorian times and discover what happened when Queen Elizabeth I's toilets were cleaned.

Dick Turpin hits the high notes as the life of the highwayman is sung in the style of Adam Ant, and a song from the First World War extols the virtues of fat.

Broadcast details

Monday 30th May 2011
30 minutes


    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)
    Alice Lowe Ensemble Actor
    Rhashan Stone Ensemble Actor
    John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
    Writing team
    Colin Swash Writer
    Dave Cohen Writer
    Ben Ward Writer
    Laurence Rickard Writer
    Giles Pilbrow Writer
    Rosanna Lowe Writer
    Production team
    Steve Connelly Director
    Dominic Brigstocke Director
    Caroline Norris Series Producer
    Giles Pilbrow Producer
    Imogen Cooper Producer
    Richard Bradley Executive Producer
    Alison Gregory Executive Producer
    Nigel Williams Editor
    Mike Holliday Editor
    Miranda Jones Production Designer
    Richie Webb Composer

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