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 5, Episode 10

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

Tuesday 2nd July 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 4th August 2013 9:00am CBBC
Sunday 25th August 2013 3:30pm CBBC
Thursday 28th November 2013 7:45am CBBC
Sunday 19th June 2016 12:40pm CBBC
Wednesday 6th July 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 5th March 2017 5:10pm CBBC
Wednesday 8th March 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 17th March 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 11th July 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 20th October 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 10th May 2018 9:30am CBBC
Friday 22nd June 2018 9:30am CBBC
Friday 22nd June 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 3rd March 2019 11:30am CBBC
Thursday 18th April 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 23rd May 2019 9:15am CBBC
Thursday 18th July 2019 1:45pm CBBC
Sunday 25th August 2019 11:25am CBBC
Tuesday 26th November 2019 7:05pm CBBC
Monday 25th May 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 17th November 2020 6:55pm CBBC
Saturday 9th January 2021 12:50pm CBBC
Saturday 9th January 2021 5:20pm CBBC
Friday 26th February 2021 10:20am CBBC
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Monday 26th July 2021 6:40pm CBBC
Tuesday 24th August 2021 10:30am CBBC
Sunday 19th June 2022 1:15pm CBBC
Tuesday 5th July 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Friday 9th September 2022 11:35am CBBC
Sunday 16th October 2022 1:05pm CBBC
Sunday 29th January 2023 12:30pm CBBC
Friday 10th February 2023 10:30am CBBC
Thursday 13th April 2023 10:30am CBBC
Friday 16th June 2023 10:25am CBBC
Thursday 14th September 2023 8:30am CBBC
Thursday 7th March 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
Sarah Hadland Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
Alice Lowe Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Matthew Fenton Ensemble Actor
Harley Johnston Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Howard Read Writer
Rosanna Lowe Writer
Charlie Martin Writer
Chris Chantler 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


The Norman Family Tree

Lots of names... in the style of ABBA.

Featuring: Jim Howick, Martha Howe-Douglas, Laurence Rickard & Alice Lowe.

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