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
  • 136 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 9

The Vikings launch their advert for We Sell Any Monk, Queen Elizabeth I surprises her court with some very odd laws, the sacrifice-obsessed Aztec priests sing their gruesome disco song, and we discover the Roman equivalent of text messaging.

Further details

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

The Vikings launch their advert for We Sell Any Monk, Queen Elizabeth I surprises her court with some very odd laws, the sacrifice-obsessed Aztec priests sing their gruesome disco song, and we discover the Roman equivalent of text messaging.

The gruesome gags continue when guests attend a Middle Ages Come Dine With Me, the show tunes into Aztec Gardeners' World and there is a Victorian traffic report.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 28th June 2011
Time
5:15pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 17th July 2011 3:30pm CBBC
Saturday 23rd July 2011 9:30am CBBC
Tuesday 26th July 2011 3:00pm CBBC
Monday 1st August 2011 4:30pm BBC1
Tuesday 23rd August 2011 8:00am CBBC
Tuesday 23rd August 2011 6:25pm CBBC
Monday 10th October 2011 7:45am CBBC
Thursday 1st December 2011 6:20pm CBBC
Tuesday 27th December 2011 5:30pm CBBC
Sunday 29th January 2012 2:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 15th February 2012 2:20pm CBBC
Monday 20th February 2012 6:15pm CBBC
Friday 20th April 2012 7:45am CBBC
Thursday 9th August 2012 7:30am BBC2
Sunday 2nd September 2012 9:00am CBBC
Tuesday 25th December 2012 2:55pm CBBC
Sunday 12th May 2013 2:10pm CBBC
Tuesday 27th August 2013 10:30am CBBC
Friday 18th October 2013 7:45am CBBC
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 4:15pm CBBC
Sunday 28th September 2014 1:30pm CBBC
Sunday 27th September 2015 12:00pm CBBC
Monday 28th December 2015 9:30am CBBC
Thursday 26th May 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 30th May 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 20th September 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 23rd February 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 28th April 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 2nd June 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 5th June 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 12th July 2017 10:10am CBBC
Wednesday 12th July 2017 2:40pm CBBC
Sunday 23rd July 2017 10:00am CBBC
Sunday 30th July 2017 5:30pm CBBC
Wednesday 13th December 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 5th July 2018 9:35am CBBC
Thursday 5th July 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 24th December 2018 6:30pm CBBC
Wednesday 13th February 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 12th June 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 10th October 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 18th July 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Monday 21st September 2020 6:50pm CBBC
Thursday 14th January 2021 10:15am CBBC
Sunday 1st August 2021 7:10pm CBBC
Saturday 13th November 2021 5:15pm CBBC
Thursday 3rd March 2022 2:55pm CBBC
Sunday 24th April 2022 1:00pm CBBC
Thursday 16th June 2022 10:45am CBBC
Thursday 4th August 2022 9:55am CBBC
Friday 11th November 2022 10:00am CBBC
Thursday 19th January 2023 8:30am CBBC
Monday 27th March 2023 8:35am CBBC
Thursday 13th July 2023 8:35am CBBC
Thursday 30th November 2023 10:30am CBBC

Cast & crew

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
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Dave Lamb Come Dine With Me Narrator (Voice)
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer
Steve Punt Writer
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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