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.

  • This series will continue at a later date
  • Series 10, Episode 6 repeated at 9:20am on CBBC
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 699

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Series 5, Episode 1

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

Broadcast details

Monday 27th May 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 28th May 2013 7:45am CBBC
Sunday 2nd June 2013 8:55am CBBC
Saturday 24th August 2013 2:05pm CBBC
Friday 15th November 2013 7:45am CBBC
Sunday 29th December 2013 1:00pm CBBC
Saturday 4th October 2014 2:35pm CBBC
Monday 6th April 2015 5:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 5:30pm CBBC
Sunday 17th April 2016 12:40pm CBBC
Thursday 23rd June 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 20th October 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 3rd March 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 24th March 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 29th May 2017 9:40am CBBC
Monday 29th May 2017 2:35pm CBBC
Wednesday 28th June 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 9th October 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 29th January 2018 9:25am CBBC
Thursday 8th March 2018 11:15am CBBC
Monday 11th June 2018 9:30am CBBC
Monday 11th June 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 9th December 2018 11:25am CBBC
Wednesday 27th March 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 19th May 2019 10:45am CBBC
Sunday 23rd June 2019 10:50am CBBC
Wednesday 17th July 2019 1:15pm CBBC
Wednesday 13th November 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 11th May 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 15th May 2020 7:10pm CBBC
Monday 2nd November 2020 7:05pm CBBC
Saturday 7th November 2020 12:25pm CBBC
Saturday 7th November 2020 5:20pm CBBC
Friday 12th February 2021 10:20am CBBC
Tuesday 9th March 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Monday 12th July 2021 6:30pm CBBC
Wednesday 11th August 2021 10:20am CBBC
Monday 27th December 2021 8:30pm CBBC
Monday 21st February 2022 10:40am CBBC
Friday 25th March 2022 5:30pm CBBC
Sunday 29th May 2022 1:40pm CBBC
Thursday 23rd June 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 30th August 2022 10:05am CBBC
Sunday 18th September 2022 2:15pm CBBC
Wednesday 7th December 2022 10:00am CBBC
Sunday 1st January 2023 12:25pm CBBC
Tuesday 31st January 2023 10:30am CBBC
Monday 3rd April 2023 10:30am CBBC
Tuesday 6th June 2023 10:25am CBBC
Monday 4th September 2023 8:30am CBBC
Monday 26th February 2024 8:35am 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)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
Alice Lowe Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Susie Donkin Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Steve Punt 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
Peter Oliver Editor
Mike Holliday Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Richie Webb Composer

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