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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.

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Series 4, Episode 1

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

Cast & crew

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
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen 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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