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.

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Series 4, Episode 8

Emperor Nero visits the victims of the Great Fire of Rome, some Crusaders attend a training course on how to fight weird monsters, and we meet the man with the best (and worst) job in Tudor England.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th May 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 5th May 2012 9:30am CBBC
Monday 7th May 2012 2:55pm CBBC
Monday 4th June 2012 2:20pm CBBC
Wednesday 27th June 2012 8:20am CBBC
Thursday 23rd August 2012 8:30am CBBC
Wednesday 26th September 2012 3:05pm BBC1
Thursday 27th September 2012 3:05pm BBC1
Saturday 6th October 2012 2:00pm BBC HD
Wednesday 10th October 2012 10:05am CBBC
Saturday 13th October 2012 3:15pm BBC HD
Wednesday 21st November 2012 7:45am CBBC
Tuesday 11th December 2012 7:45am CBBC
Wednesday 27th March 2013 1:15pm CBBC
Wednesday 22nd May 2013 7:45am CBBC
Thursday 7th November 2013 7:45am CBBC
Wednesday 15th June 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 17th January 2018 9:25am CBBC
Wednesday 17th January 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 25th April 2018 12:35pm CBBC
Wednesday 25th April 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 30th September 2018 11:30am CBBC
Wednesday 13th March 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 16th March 2019 8:30pm CBBC
Monday 29th July 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 1st November 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 4th March 2020 7:05pm CBBC
Thursday 2nd July 2020 9:50am CBBC
Saturday 10th October 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 10:15am CBBC
Thursday 24th June 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Sunday 15th May 2022 1:10pm CBBC
Thursday 30th June 2022 10:45am CBBC
Wednesday 17th August 2022 9:55am CBBC
Friday 30th September 2022 11:35am CBBC
Friday 25th November 2022 9:55am CBBC
Thursday 19th January 2023 10:30am CBBC
Friday 15th 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)
Jalaal Hartley Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Chris Addison Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend
Susie Donkin Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Steve Punt Writer
Katherine Jakeways 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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