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. 111 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Series 7, Episode 3 is repeated today at 10:15am.

Series 5

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Jim Howick, Martha Howe-Douglas. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Monday 27th May 2013

The Saxon gods form an unlikely team of superheroes, famous astronaut Neil Armstrong reveals his new weight loss programme, we meet Georgian London's crime-fighting genius, and Rosa Parks sings about her struggle for equality.

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Horrible Histories. Simon Farnaby. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Tuesday 28th May 2013

We meet a surprisingly charming Stuart highwayman, the Captain of the Titanic holds the world's worst safety briefing, famous writer Mary Shelley pitches the movie of her life, and those violent Vikings show their softer side in a song.

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Horrible Histories. Mathew Baynton. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Wednesday 29th May 2013

The boys test their horsepower to the max on Stone Age Top Gear, Charles Dickens sings about his life and books, the Greek philosophers host weird dinner parties on Historical Come Dine With Me, and Vlad the Impaler reveals his horrible new plan for keeping out the neighbours.

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Horrible Histories. Simon Farnaby. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 30th May 2013

We meet the rather eccentric Georgian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, super-rich Roman politician Crassus raps about his blinging lifestyle, some unusual soldiers are recruited into the Second World War, and Johannes Gutenberg goes head-to-head with some monks on The Historical Apprentice.

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

5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Friday 31st May 2013

Famous monk St Augustine struggles to introduce Christianity to Saxon England, Stuart diarist Samuel Pepys annoys the smartest men in Britain, we witness a daring escape from the Tower of London, and we find that Joan of Arc's story is quite an unusual one for a teenage girl.

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

6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Tuesday 4th June 2013

Special guest stars Al Murray and The League Of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton join the Horrible Histories cast today for more fascinating facts, mirthful music and gruesome gags.

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Horrible Histories. Simon Farnaby. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Tuesday 11th June 2013

The Roman emperor Caesar Augustus reveals the lazy secret of his success, TV's most excitable reporter Bob Hale explains the very, very complex history of World War Two, we meet Georgian England's most forgetful vicar, and Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr takes on the English in battle.

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Horrible Histories. Ben Willbond. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Tuesday 18th June 2013

The surprising identity of Britain's top-scoring footballer is revealed, things get ridiculous on Germany's version of Historical Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, a Celtic farmer isn't terribly keen on plans for Hadrian's Wall, and the brainy pioneers of transportation sing about their inventions.

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Horrible Histories. Mathew Baynton. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

9. Episode Nine

First broadcast: Tuesday 25th June 2013

There is public confusion when King Charles II bans coffee shops, a seasick chicken ruins a Roman sea battle, mighty Egyptian Pharaoh, Ramesses II, meets some smelly peasants on Historical Wife Swap, and a cave-dwelling Stone Age couple try to buy their first house.

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Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Katherine Jakeways, Martha Howe-Douglas. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

10. Episode Ten

First broadcast: Tuesday 2nd July 2013

A Victorian businessman goes undercover in his own factory, there's a right royal squabble over who should rule medieval England, we meet eccentric Georgian politician Mad Jack Mytton and the Real Tudor Hustle reveals the cleverest con tricks by naughty historical criminals.

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Horrible Histories. Simon Farnaby. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

11. Episode Eleven

First broadcast: Tuesday 9th July 2013

DI Bones investigates an unusual Victorian traffic accident, Roman scientist Pliny the Elder suffers a Stupid Death in ancient Pompeii, Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill argue online over what to do about Adolf Hitler, and we discover the horrible history of early Australia.

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Horrible Histories. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

12. Episode Twelve

First broadcast: Tuesday 16th July 2013

We meet a female dinosaur expert who sells seashells down on the seashore and there's a fitting musical finale to the end of the series.

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Highlights Special

First broadcast: Tuesday 23rd July 2013

Some of history's greatest characters serenade us with tales of their lives. Featuring the all-conquering Alexander the Great, the cash-loving Crassus, the feisty Joan of Arc, the brilliant but miserable Charles Dickens, and the very determined Rosa Parks.

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