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 - 2021
  • 122 episodes (9 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 - Scary Special

Horrible Histories favourite Death of 'Stupid Death' fame presents his very own show full of spooky highlights.

Further details

Death. Simon Farnaby. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television

Horrible Histories favourite Death of 'Stupid Death' fame presents his very own show full of spooky highlights.

We get a good look around his home as he reveals his creepiest moments: a Tudor family showing us their ghostly superstitions and Vikings demonstrating how to become truly terrifying to your enemies. Death sings about his favourite scary thing with some very creepy friends.

Broadcast details

Monday 29th October 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 31st October 2012 4:30pm BBC1
Friday 2nd November 2012 2:25pm CBBC
Sunday 4th November 2012 9:00am CBBC
Saturday 15th December 2012 4:00pm BBC HD
Thursday 31st October 2013 7:45am CBBC
Thursday 31st October 2013 12:00pm CBBC
Friday 31st October 2014 4:15pm CBBC
Sunday 2nd November 2014 2:35pm CBBC
Saturday 31st October 2015 9:00am CBBC
Saturday 31st October 2015 4:15pm CBBC
Sunday 1st November 2015 5:20pm CBBC
Sunday 30th October 2016 3:25pm CBBC
Tuesday 11th April 2017 9:00am CBBC
Thursday 20th April 2017 8:30am CBBC
Thursday 20th April 2017 2:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 30th October 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 31st October 2017 4:00pm CBBC
Friday 26th January 2018 9:25am CBBC
Friday 26th January 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 20th February 2018 7:30pm CBBC
Friday 13th April 2018 6:20pm CBBC
Friday 24th August 2018 9:05am CBBC
Friday 24th August 2018 7:30pm CBBC
Wednesday 31st October 2018 6:50pm CBBC
Tuesday 8th January 2019 4:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 26th March 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 4th May 2019 8:30pm CBBC
Wednesday 7th August 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 27th October 2019 4:50pm CBBC
Tuesday 29th October 2019 8:55am CBBC
Thursday 31st October 2019 1:15pm CBBC
Tuesday 12th November 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 13th March 2020 7:15pm CBBC
Thursday 29th October 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 31st October 2020 12:10pm CBBC
Saturday 31st October 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Monday 16th November 2020 6:55pm CBBC
Friday 22nd January 2021 10:15am CBBC
Thursday 11th February 2021 10:15am CBBC
Saturday 27th February 2021 4:40pm CBBC
Wednesday 7th July 2021 6:40pm CBBC
Tuesday 20th July 2021 9:40am CBBC
Wednesday 4th August 2021 6:40pm CBBC
Friday 3rd September 2021 9:55am CBBC
Tuesday 26th October 2021 6:20pm CBBC
Friday 29th October 2021 10:05am CBBC
Saturday 30th October 2021 4:45pm CBBC
Sunday 31st October 2021 1:05pm CBBC
Sunday 31st October 2021 6:20pm CBBC
Thursday 11th November 2021 11:05am CBBC

Cast & crew

Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Ben Willbond Various
Mathew Baynton Various
Martha Howe-Douglas Various
Laurence Rickard Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Katy Wix Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
David Baddiel Vincenzo Larfoff
Alice Lowe Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Toby Davies Writer
Chris Pell Writer
Ben Willbond Writer
Mathew Baynton 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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