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 6, Episode 8 is repeated today at 8:30pm.

Series 3, Episode 6

Some tantalising tastes are on the menu this week as Henry VIII extols the virtues of his "all meat, no vegetables" diet plan and a variety of unusual courses are dished up in Aztec Come Dine With Me.

Further details

Horrible Histories. Simon Farnaby. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

In addition, Bob Hale explains the Middle Ages War of the Roses in 90 seconds, a Stone Age man invents farming, Admiral Nelson confuses everyone with his last words and Richard III is the subject of this week's song.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 7th June 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
    Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
    John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
    Guest cast
    Dave Lamb Come Dine With Me Narrator (Voice)
    Writing team
    Dave Cohen Writer
    Ben Ward Writer
    Laurence Rickard Writer
    Gerard Foster Writer
    Giles Pilbrow 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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