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 6

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Jim Howick, Martha Howe-Douglas. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television
A confused Christopher Columbus declares he has found India and a Georgian woman reveals her very Stupid Death. Also, Victoria and Albert attend the Great Exhibition, and Tsar Peter III brings a very weird case to the Court of Historical Law.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th April 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 28th April 2012 9:30am CBBC
Monday 7th May 2012 1:55pm CBBC
Monday 4th June 2012 1:25pm CBBC
Monday 25th June 2012 8:20am CBBC
Tuesday 21st August 2012 8:30am CBBC
Sunday 23rd September 2012 2:00pm BBC HD
Monday 24th September 2012 3:05pm BBC1
Monday 8th October 2012 10:05am CBBC
Monday 19th November 2012 7:45am CBBC
Friday 7th December 2012 7:45am CBBC
Monday 25th March 2013 1:15pm CBBC
Monday 20th May 2013 7:45am CBBC
Tuesday 5th November 2013 7:45am CBBC
Saturday 20th December 2014 2:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 14th January 2015 5:30pm CBBC
Friday 1st January 2016 9:30am CBBC
Sunday 13th March 2016 12:10pm CBBC
Monday 13th June 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 6th October 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 10th April 2017 8:30am CBBC
Monday 10th April 2017 2:30pm CBBC
Friday 12th May 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 16th June 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 15th January 2018 9:25am CBBC
Monday 23rd April 2018 12:35pm CBBC
Sunday 16th September 2018 11:30am CBBC
Saturday 2nd March 2019 8:30pm CBBC
Monday 11th March 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 25th July 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 24th October 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 2nd March 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 30th June 2020 9:50am CBBC
Saturday 26th September 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Friday 29th January 2021 10:20am CBBC
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Thursday 17th March 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Sunday 8th May 2022 2:15pm CBBC
Wednesday 29th June 2022 10:45am CBBC
Tuesday 16th August 2022 9:55am CBBC
Thursday 29th September 2022 11:35am CBBC
Thursday 24th November 2022 9:55am CBBC
Wednesday 18th January 2023 10:25am CBBC
Thursday 14th 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
Mark Gatiss Movie Executive
Steve Pemberton Movie Executive
Reece Shearsmith Movie Executive
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Ali Crockatt Writer
David Scott 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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