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Horrible Histories. Tom Stourton. Copyright: Lion Television.

Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show based around history. 100 episodes (7 series), 2009 - 2018. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 1, Episode 12 is repeated today at 11:25am.

Series 4, Episode 10

William the Conqueror has some trouble conquering the town of Ely; Greek philosopher Diogenes reveals his disgusting tactic for getting rid of people he doesn't like; a Saxon joins a modern dating agency, and there is a surprise in store for the people on Victorian Wife Swap.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th May 2012
30 minutes


  1. Saturday 19th May 2012 at 9:30am on CBBC
  2. Monday 4th June 2012 at 3:20pm on CBBC
  3. Friday 29th June 2012 at 8:20am on CBBC
  4. Saturday 18th August 2012 at 10:00am on CBBC
  5. Friday 12th October 2012 at 10:05am on CBBC
  6. Sunday 28th October 2012 at 3:00pm on BBC HD
  7. Friday 23rd November 2012 at 7:45am on CBBC
  8. Thursday 13th December 2012 at 7:45am on CBBC
  9. Tuesday 2nd April 2013 at 1:20pm on CBBC
  10. Friday 24th May 2013 at 7:45am on CBBC
  11. Monday 11th November 2013 at 7:45am on CBBC
  12. Sunday 18th January 2015 at 1:35pm on CBBC
  13. Friday 17th June 2016 at 7:00pm on CBBC
  14. Wednesday 12th October 2016 at 7:00pm on CBBC
  15. Thursday 13th April 2017 at 8:30am on CBBC
  16. Thursday 13th April 2017 at 2:30pm on CBBC
  17. Friday 14th April 2017 at 8:30am on CBBC
  18. Friday 14th April 2017 at 2:35pm on CBBC
  19. Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 7:00pm on CBBC
  20. Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 7:00pm on CBBC
  21. Friday 19th January 2018 at 9:25am on CBBC
  22. Friday 19th January 2018 at 7:00pm on CBBC

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
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus (Voice)
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
Jalaal Hartley Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ali Crockatt Writer
David Scott Writer
Katherine Jakeways 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
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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