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 4, Episode 11

Dr Culpeper invites us all to his highly unhealthy health spa, a Crusader knight competes on Historical Masterchef, King John worries about all the internet haters, and crooner William Shakespeare serenades us with his big band.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th May 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 26th May 2012 9:30am CBBC
Friday 1st June 2012 5:00pm CBBC
Monday 4th June 2012 3:55pm CBBC
Monday 2nd July 2012 8:20am CBBC
Saturday 25th August 2012 10:00am CBBC
Monday 1st October 2012 3:05pm BBC1
Monday 15th October 2012 10:05am CBBC
Sunday 4th November 2012 3:00pm BBC HD
Monday 26th November 2012 7:45am CBBC
Friday 14th December 2012 7:45am CBBC
Wednesday 3rd April 2013 1:20pm CBBC
Tuesday 12th November 2013 7:45am CBBC
Thursday 2nd October 2014 4:10pm CBBC
Sunday 25th January 2015 1:30pm CBBC
Thursday 13th October 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 18th May 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 22nd June 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 22nd January 2018 9:25am CBBC
Tuesday 6th February 2018 4:30pm CBBC
Monday 30th April 2018 12:30pm CBBC
Monday 30th April 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 28th October 2018 11:30am CBBC
Sunday 23rd December 2018 6:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 19th March 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 6th April 2019 8:30pm CBBC
Thursday 1st August 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 6th November 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 1:45pm CBBC
Friday 5th February 2021 10:15am CBBC
Wednesday 30th June 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Sunday 22nd May 2022 1:05pm CBBC
Tuesday 5th July 2022 10:45am CBBC
Monday 22nd August 2022 9:55am CBBC
Wednesday 30th November 2022 10:00am CBBC
Tuesday 24th January 2023 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 20th December 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
Sarah Hadland Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Jessica Ransom Ensemble Actor
Jalaal Hartley Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Susie Donkin Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Joe Tucker Writer
Charlie Martin 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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