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.

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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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