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

Horrible Histories

  • TV sketch show
  • CBBC / BBC One
  • 2009 - 2024
  • 140 episodes (10 series)

Hit sketch show based on surprising facts from world history, inspired by the hit children's book series. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas and more.

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 12

More historically accurate blood, guts, grime and gore from the Horrible Histories team.

Further details

Horrible Histories. Martha Howe-Douglas. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television

The people of Strasbourg literally can't stand still as they experience Dance Fever and Horrible Histories TV presenter Fearne Polyester reports from a bizarre Greek festival.

The historical hilarity continues as two Celtic warriors hold a rap battle to see who is best at boasting, while King Charles II meets the man who tried to steal the Crown Jewels.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 19th July 2011
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 26th July 2011 4:35pm CBBC
Monday 22nd August 2011 4:30pm BBC1
Friday 26th August 2011 8:05am CBBC
Friday 26th August 2011 6:25pm CBBC
Thursday 13th October 2011 7:45am CBBC
Sunday 29th January 2012 3:25pm CBBC
Sunday 27th May 2012 3:30pm CBBC
Monday 30th July 2012 10:05am CBBC
Friday 28th December 2012 2:55pm CBBC
Friday 30th August 2013 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 23rd October 2013 7:45am CBBC
Friday 26th September 2014 4:15pm CBBC
Sunday 11th October 2015 12:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 30th December 2015 9:30am CBBC
Thursday 2nd June 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 26th September 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 1st March 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 8th June 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 17th July 2017 10:00am CBBC
Monday 17th July 2017 2:35pm CBBC
Friday 13th April 2018 1:50pm CBBC
Tuesday 10th July 2018 9:35am CBBC
Tuesday 10th July 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 29th December 2018 6:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 26th February 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 4th June 2019 8:20am CBBC
Tuesday 18th June 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 15th October 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 8th August 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 19th January 2021 10:15am CBBC
Sunday 22nd August 2021 1:00pm CBBC
Sunday 22nd August 2021 7:15pm CBBC
Tuesday 8th March 2022 2:55pm CBBC
Sunday 1st May 2022 1:15pm CBBC
Tuesday 21st June 2022 10:45am CBBC
Tuesday 9th August 2022 10:05am CBBC
Wednesday 16th November 2022 9:55am CBBC
Tuesday 24th January 2023 8:30am CBBC
Thursday 30th March 2023 8:30am CBBC
Wednesday 19th July 2023 8:35am CBBC
Tuesday 5th December 2023 10:30am CBBC

Cast & crew

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
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Fay Rusling 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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