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
  • 139 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 7

Robert Walpole struggles to talk to England's German King; the Roman Emperors channel the King of Pop in their musical argument; and more...

Further details

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television

Rotten Romans, Gorgeous Georgians, Slimy Stuarts and Awful Egyptians are among the eras featured in this week's comedy snapshot of days gone by.

Robert Walpole struggles to talk to England's German King; a Scottish sportsman attacks dead cows at the Highland Games; American inventor Paul Revere demonstrates his gunpowder toothpaste; and the Roman Emperors channel the King of Pop in their musical argument over who's baddest of all.

Norse spouses reveal all in Viking Wife Swap and playwright Moliere lines up to discuss his demise with Death.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 14th June 2011
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 26th June 2011 3:05pm CBBC
Saturday 9th July 2011 9:30am CBBC
Sunday 17th July 2011 2:30pm CBBC
Monday 18th July 2011 4:30pm BBC1
Tuesday 26th July 2011 2:05pm CBBC
Friday 19th August 2011 8:05am CBBC
Thursday 6th October 2011 7:45am CBBC
Saturday 28th January 2012 3:25pm CBBC
Tuesday 14th February 2012 6:15pm CBBC
Friday 6th April 2012 12:25pm CBBC
Sunday 27th May 2012 2:00pm CBBC
Thursday 26th July 2012 10:10am CBBC
Tuesday 7th August 2012 7:30am BBC2
Wednesday 15th August 2012 5:45pm CBBC
Saturday 22nd December 2012 3:00pm CBBC
Friday 23rd August 2013 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 16th October 2013 7:45am CBBC
Sunday 14th September 2014 1:30pm CBBC
Friday 19th September 2014 4:30pm CBBC
Sunday 20th September 2015 12:00pm CBBC
Sunday 27th December 2015 9:35am CBBC
Wednesday 25th May 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 15th September 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 27th April 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 1st June 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 11th July 2017 10:10am CBBC
Sunday 23rd July 2017 9:30am CBBC
Sunday 30th July 2017 3:10pm CBBC
Monday 11th December 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 17th February 2018 11:25am CBBC
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 9:35am CBBC
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 11th February 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 16th May 2019 8:50am CBBC
Friday 7th June 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 8th October 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 4th July 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Thursday 17th September 2020 7:05pm CBBC
Tuesday 12th January 2021 10:15am CBBC
Sunday 18th July 2021 7:10pm CBBC
Tuesday 1st March 2022 2:55pm CBBC
Sunday 17th April 2022 1:40pm CBBC
Tuesday 14th June 2022 10:45am CBBC
Tuesday 2nd August 2022 10:00am CBBC
Wednesday 9th November 2022 10:00am CBBC
Tuesday 17th January 2023 8:30am CBBC
Thursday 23rd March 2023 8:30am CBBC
Tuesday 11th July 2023 8:35am CBBC
Tuesday 28th November 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)
Rhashan Stone Ensemble Actor
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
Katy Wix Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Dave Cohen Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Colin Swash 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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