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

Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show based on historical fact. 106 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Series 3, Episode 3 is repeated today at 8:30pm.

Series 4 - Sport Special

Multi-award-winning comedy sketch show Horrible Histories returns with a special sports-themed episode, packed full of fascinating facts about some of the top sporting moments from the past.

Further details

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

In this one-off special, the action includes Emperor Nero and Jesse Owens singing the history of the Olympics, in Flame! We're at the finish line to see Pheidippides run the first ever marathon; count down the top Marathon Cheats of all time and take a look back at some of our favourite Horrible Histories sporting events.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 20th July 2012
Time
5:30pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Ben Willbond Various
Mathew Baynton Various
Martha Howe-Douglas Various
Laurence Rickard Various
Mark Gatiss Movie Executive
Steve Pemberton Movie Executive
Reece Shearsmith Movie Executive
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Rhashan Stone Ensemble Actor
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Jason Lewis Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Mark Shillabeer Writer
Production team
Steve Connelly Director
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Chloe Thomas Director
Caroline Norris Series Producer
Giles Pilbrow Producer
Imogen Cooper Producer
Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Alison Gregory Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Mike Holliday Editor
Will Peverett Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Richie Webb Composer
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