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. 111 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Series 8, Special is repeated tomorrow at 2:05pm.

Series 3, Episode 10

Some WWI soldiers try some very unusual ways to cure frostbite in the winter. Plus, the not at all romantic movie starring William the Conqueror, the story of Aztec Emperor Motecuhzoma, and a strange Stuart doctor takes a snooze during the middle of a battle.

Further details

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Mathew Baynton, Laurence Rickard. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

Tanni Grey-Thompson steps back in time to guest star as a sports reporter at the ancient Olympic Games.

Wedding bells are in the air as Horrible Histories rejoices in the strange nuptials of Queen Mary I and Philip II of Spain, and a Stuart groom finds out what his future wife feels about his bizarre arrangements in Historical Don't Tell The Bride.

One-Eyed Bart serves up his pirate feast in Historical Masterchef, there is a visit to Stone Age Dragons' Den and some rather unusual remedies for common ailments are prescribed in Victorian Paramedics.


This episode was originally scheduled as Episode 11, to broadcast on the 12th of July.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 5th July 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
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Tanni Grey-Thompson Self
Writing team
Jon Holmes Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Ben Willbond 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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