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

Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show based around history. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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Dick Whittington pitches a movie about his life, Stone Age technology geeks queue for hours at the unveiling of the Bronze Age and some German bomber pilots find an unfortunate use for a tourist guidebook to Britain.

Further details

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

Today's episode includes special guest appearances from the League Of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton, and Miranda star Sarah Hadland.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 9th April 2012
Time
5pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jim Howick Various
    Simon Farnaby Various
    Ben Willbond Various
    Mathew Baynton Various
    Martha Howe-Douglas Various
    Laurence Rickard Various
    Sarah Hadland Various
    Mark Gatiss Movie Executive
    Steve Pemberton Movie Executive
    Reece Shearsmith Movie Executive
    Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
    Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
    Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
    John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
    Guest cast
    Susie Donkin Ensemble Actor
    Writing team
    Dave Cohen Writer
    Ben Ward Writer
    Gerard Foster Writer
    Giles Pilbrow Writer
    Joe Tucker Writer
    Production team
    Steve Connelly Director
    Dominic Brigstocke Director
    Caroline Norris Series Producer
    Giles Pilbrow Producer
    Imogen Cooper Producer
    Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
    Richard Bradley Executive Producer
    Nigel Williams Editor
    Mike Holliday Editor
    Miranda Jones Production Designer
    Richie Webb Composer
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