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 4, Episode 12

A Victorian woman books a ticket on a very odd railway, a modern patient is (mis)treated by a Roman dentist, Alfred the Great pitches a movie about his life, and a Greek geek competes on Historical Mastermind.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st June 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 4th June 2012 4:30pm CBBC
Saturday 9th June 2012 9:30am CBBC
Tuesday 3rd July 2012 8:20am CBBC
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 3:05pm BBC1
Tuesday 16th October 2012 10:05am CBBC
Sunday 18th November 2012 4:00pm BBC HD
Tuesday 27th November 2012 7:45am CBBC
Tuesday 11th December 2012 6:15pm CBBC
Thursday 4th April 2013 1:20pm CBBC
Tuesday 7th May 2013 5:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 13th November 2013 7:45am CBBC
Monday 20th June 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 17th October 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 17th April 2017 8:30am CBBC
Monday 17th April 2017 2:30pm CBBC
Friday 19th May 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 23rd June 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 9:25am CBBC
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 7:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 1st May 2018 12:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 1st May 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 4th November 2018 11:30am CBBC
Wednesday 20th March 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 13th April 2019 8:30pm CBBC
Friday 2nd August 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 7th November 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 10th March 2020 7:05pm CBBC
Monday 8th February 2021 10:15am CBBC
Thursday 1st July 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Sunday 22nd May 2022 1:35pm CBBC
Wednesday 6th July 2022 10:45am CBBC
Tuesday 23rd August 2022 10:00am CBBC
Thursday 1st December 2022 10:00am CBBC
Wednesday 25th January 2023 10:30am CBBC
Thursday 21st 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
Mark Gatiss Movie Executive
Steve Pemberton Movie Executive
Reece Shearsmith Movie Executive
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Jessica Ransom Ensemble Actor
Jalaal Hartley Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Rosanna Lowe 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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